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A DESCRIPTIVE POEM, ADDRESSED TO TWO LADIES, SELECTION, by JOHN DALTON    Poem Text            
First Line: Agape the sooty collier stands
Last Line: Creative commerce, these are thine!
Subject(s): Caves; Coal Mines & Miners; Earth; Rivers; Stones; Caverns; World; Granite; Rocks


A GRACE, by ANNA BUNSTON DE BARY    Poem Text            
First Line: For all the beryl, pearl and chrysoprase
Last Line: Gloria tibi domine!
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Death; Graves; Stones; Graveyards; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Granite; Rocks


A ROLLING STONE, by ROBERT WILLIAM SERVICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's sunshine in the heart of me
Last Line: Praise him who made it all!
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


A VERMONT GRINSTONE, by DANIEL LEAVENS CADY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Our old big grinstone used to stand
Last Line: And leaves him only one to turn.
Subject(s): Railroads; Stones; Vermont; Wagons; Wheels; Railways; Trains; Granite; Rocks


ANTIPODAL, by JOSEPH AUSLANDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dusk that brings the whippoorwill
Last Line: Here and now?
Subject(s): Birds; Stones; Trees; Whipporwills; Granite; Rocks


ANTWERP, by PERCY MACKAYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Towers - eternal towers against the sky
Last Line: And from their towers of tyranny hurled down.
Alternate Author Name(s): Mackaye, Percy Wallace
Subject(s): Antwerp, Belgium; Architecture & Architects; Buildings & Builders; Stones; World War I; Granite; Rocks; First World War


ANY NUMBER, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hole in a sock
Last Line: How many years it takes to make a stone.
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


AS PEBBLES IN THE SEA, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: Who shall judge man from his manner
Last Line: But as pebbles in the sea
Subject(s): Sea;seashore;stones; Ocean;beach;coast;shore;granite;rocks


BY THE GREY STONE, by WILLIAM SHARP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is quiet here: the wet hill-wind's sigh
Last Line: Is it love's lordly vow or mine own bitter shame?
Alternate Author Name(s): Macleod, Fiona
Subject(s): Birds; Love; Sighs; Silence; Stones; Waiting; Granite; Rocks


CANTO: ROCKS: WHICH HOLD THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD THUS FAR, by ELENI SIKELIANOS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Look! It's a rock depicting the solid
Last Line: Forward & back
Subject(s): History; Nature; Stones; Historians; Granite; Rocks


CASTLES IN THE AIR, by WILLIAM J. LAMPTON    Poem Text            
First Line: I builded a castle in the air
Last Line: And the whole darn thing fell down.
Subject(s): Buildings & Builders; Castles; Crowns; Stones; Temples; Granite; Rocks; Mosques


CHILD'S PARK STONES, by SYLVIA PLATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In sunless air, under pines
Alternate Author Name(s): Hughes, Ted, Mrs.
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


CLAY HILLS, by JEAN STARR UNTERMEYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It is easy to mould the yielding clay.
Subject(s): Rocks


CODA, OVERTURE, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She stepped out of the framing circle of the dark
Last Line: Of hoofs trampling the wind.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): History; Medusa; Mythology - Classical; Paintings And Painters; Statues; Stones; Historians; Granite; Rocks


CONTRA MORTEM: THE STONE, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Difficult to think of a stone's gratitude
Last Line: The primal act with this. So all things waken
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


CRYSTALS LIKE BLOOD, by CHRISTOPHER MURRAY GRIEVE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I remember how, long ago, I found
Alternate Author Name(s): Macdiarmid, Hugh
Subject(s): Memory; Stones; Granite; Rocks


DIGNITY, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rocks jut out of the sea
Last Line: They lacked before.
Subject(s): Sea; Stones; Ocean; Granite; Rocks


ECHO TO A ROCK, by EDWARD HERBERT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou heaven-threat'ning rock, gentler than she!
Last Line: Echo. Well.
Alternate Author Name(s): Cherbury, 1st Baron Herbert Of; Herbert Of Cherbury, Edward Herbert, 1st Baron; Herbert Of Cherbury, Lord
Subject(s): Echo (mythology); Stones; Granite; Rocks


ELEPHANT ROCK, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The huge weight / and granite shape of it
Last Line: Ever known as the features of god
Subject(s): Statues; Stones; Granite; Rocks


GEMS, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I decked with gems my person fat, they glittered
Last Line: Luck planet.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers; Sapphires; Stones; Granite; Rocks


GRAVEL PIT, by ANNE SOUTHERNE TARDY    Poem Text            
First Line: This conclave of innumerable stones
Last Line: In battlements that tower toward the sun.
Subject(s): Sonnet (as Literary Form); Stones; Granite; Rocks


IDYLL 11, by BION    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When drop on drop, they say, doth ever follow
Last Line: Twill wear the stone at last into a hollow.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Stones; Granite; Rocks


IMAGINARY INSCRIPTION (ON A ROCK RESEMBLING COLOSSAL HUMAN FEATURES), by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The seafowl build in wrinkles of my face
Last Line: In showers of bright white thunder, breaks the sea.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


INKSTONE, by CHASE TWICHELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's a green river stone,
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


LABYRINTH, by ELEANOR WILNER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You've lost the clue -- somewhere
Last Line: The long climb down.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilner, Eleanor Rand
Subject(s): Animals; Monsters; Stones; Granite; Rocks


LAMENT OF GRANITE, by DAVID ROSS    Poem Text            
First Line: Rather had we been ground
Last Line: Than granite remembered of man.
Subject(s): Lament; Mills And Millers; Progress; Stones; Granite; Rocks


LAYING STONE WALL, by FRED LAPE    Poem Text            
First Line: I'll go and lay that corner of stonewall
Last Line: One can be glad to be remembered by.
Subject(s): Stones; Walls; Granite; Rocks


LOVE IN THE WATER, LOVE IN THE STONE, by JAY WRIGHT    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Faithful bean lady of the plantain,
Subject(s): Love; Water; Stones; Granite; Rocks


MONUMENTAL, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When I have ceased to rant and rave, and
Last Line: Silent sea, a three-foot slab of slippery elm is plenty good enough for me.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Corpses; Death; Monuments; Stones; Graveyards; Cadavers; Dead, The; Granite; Rocks


MY LADY'S GLEAMING GEMS, by CHARLES LOUIS HENRY WAGNER    Poem Text            
First Line: My lady's decked with gleaming stones
Last Line: To me, beside my lady's worth.
Subject(s): Jewelry & Jewelers; Stones; Women; Granite; Rocks


MY ROCKERY, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text            
First Line: Here in my garden I have lovely stones
Last Line: Might well forget, and stay to worship stones!
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): Monuments; Stones; Granite; Rocks


NAMING FOR LOVE, by HAYDEN CARRUTH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: These are the proper names
Last Line: May all who read this live long
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


NOTHING BUT STONES, by ELLA WHEELER WILCOX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I think I never passed so sad an hour
Last Line: In blaze of gorgeous light.
Alternate Author Name(s): Wilson, Robert, Mrs.
Subject(s): Adam & Eve; Bible; Churches; Grief; Stones; Tears; Cathedrals; Sorrow; Sadness; Granite; Rocks


OF THE STONES OF THE PLACE, by ROBERT FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I farm a pasture where the boulders lie
Last Line: It came from where he came from anyway
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


ON MICHAEL ANGELO'S STATUE OF NIGHT: LINES BY GIOVANNI STROZZI, by GIOVANNI BATTISTA STROZZI    Poem Text            
First Line: Thou seest the sleeping night in grace reclining
Last Line: Speak low, I pray thee, wake me not to pain.
Alternate Author Name(s): Strozzi, Giovanni Battista ,the Elde
Subject(s): Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564); Statues; Stones; Granite; Rocks


OUT OF ANY DEARTH, by LOUIS GINSBERG    Poem Text            
First Line: Transmuting rocks to flowers
Last Line: I will sieve my songs.
Subject(s): Earth; Flowers; Stones; World; Granite; Rocks


PASSAGES, by THOMAS MCGRATH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They come in in tiny boats
Last Line: We must not look back
Subject(s): Fathers & Sons; Stones; Granite; Rocks


POINT OF ROCKS, TEXAS, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stones in my heart
Last Line: Looks like a simple stripe.
Subject(s): Clouds; Mountains; Prairies; Stones; Texas; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Plains; Granite; Rocks


PSYCHOMETRIST, by JAMES STEPHENS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I listened to a man, and he
Last Line: Stones shall sing in ecstasy!
Subject(s): Linnets; Stones; Granite; Rocks


PULVIS ET UMBRA, by EDWARD NOYES POMEROY    Poem Text            
First Line: When thou art lying under ground
Last Line: The shadow of oblivion.
Subject(s): Death; Graves; Love - Loss Of; Stones; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Granite; Rocks


QUATRAIN: PLUTONIC ROCKS, by RUTH CLAY PRICE    Poem Text            
First Line: We are each a surface stone
Last Line: Rocks unite.
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


ROADS, by HILDA WORTHINGTON SMITH    Poem Text            
First Line: Where are the songs that will bind us as
Last Line: New roads of peace for the oncoming race.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Roads; Stones; Work; Workers; Paths; Trails; Granite; Rocks


ROCK AND HAWK, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here is a symbol in which
Last Line: Nor success make proud
Subject(s): Hawks; Pride; Stones; Self-esteem; Self-respect; Granite; Rocks


ROCKS, by NATALIE M. HANCOCK    Poem Text            
First Line: Rocks - hoary with age - bearded with barnacles - crouching low
Last Line: Is it the music of god, turning life's pages?
Subject(s): Sea; Stones; Tides; Ocean; Granite; Rocks


SAINT FRANCIS IN WINTER, by RUTH KNOWLES    Poem Text            
First Line: It is a sorry slight to leave out there
Last Line: If so he yet can speak, he knows not death.
Subject(s): Ice; Snow; Stones; Winter; Granite; Rocks


SIMPLICITY, by EMILY DICKINSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How happy is the little stone
Last Line: In casual simplicity.
Subject(s): Simplicity; Stones; Granite; Rocks


STONE, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Go inside a stone
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


STONE, by MARK VAN DOREN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I drove by a pasture, under the sun,
Last Line: But when could she have learned that she was stone?
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


STONE DUST, by FRANK ERNEST HILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gods have not yet learned to fear the lover
Last Line: From a crumbling wall.
Subject(s): Dust; Love - Nature Of; Stones; Supernatural; Granite; Rocks


STONE INTO ROSE, by FRANK ERNEST HILL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beside the paved street dig a place for roots
Last Line: Back to the earth in rain to feed a rose.
Subject(s): Flowers; Roses; Stones; Granite; Rocks


STONE WALL BUILDERS, by EDITH HASKELL TAPPAN    Poem Text            
First Line: Sturdy and staunch were those new england men
Last Line: In this the land we love!
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; New England; Stones; Walls; Work; Workers; Granite; Rocks


STONE'S SECRET, by MARGARET AVISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Otter-smooth boulder
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


STONES, by MABEL MUNNS CHARLES    Poem Text            
First Line: Stones there be in fences and in the tall gray towers
Last Line: A lonely heart!
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


STONES, by MICHAEL RYAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They don't change, or change so slowlhy
Subject(s): Stones; Death; Granite; Rocks; Dead, The


THE BARMAID AND THE ALEXANDRITE, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Route 66, a rut of scenery and cigarettes
Last Line: From telluride, to taos, to galisteo.
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Stones; Travel; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Granite; Rocks; Journeys; Trips


THE BASS ROCK, by DAVID MACBETH MOIR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas summer's depth; a more enlivening sun
Last Line: Oft make the hush of midnight more profound.
Alternate Author Name(s): Delta
Subject(s): Guests; Scotland; Stones; Travel; Wandering & Wanderers; Visiting; Granite; Rocks; Journeys; Trips


THE BLARNEY STONE, by JOHN GODFREY SAXE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In blarney castle, on a crumbling tower
Last Line: Has kissed, -- not calvary, -- but the blarney stone!
Subject(s): Blarney Castle, Ireland; Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE BURNS STATUE, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This statue, I must confess, is magnificent to see
Last Line: In fear of not getting such a beautiful statue after they die.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Dundee, Scotland; Monuments; Statues; Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE DORCHESTER GIANT, by OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a giant in time of old
Last Line: And pay for the punch beside.
Subject(s): Boston; Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE EYE IN THE ROCK, by JOHN HAINES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A high rock face above flathead lake
Last Line: Painted this eye that the rock might see.
Subject(s): Admiration; Mines & Miners; Mountains; Stones; Hills; Downs (great Britain); Granite; Rocks


THE FEAST OF THE GODS, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From a high tower I gazed at night
Last Line: One psalter. ... Will we never know these gods are dead, and cannot live?
Subject(s): Goddesses & Gods; Imagism; Mythology; Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE HEAD ON THE TABLE, by JOHN HAINES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The enormous head of a bison
Last Line: Of swamp water and peat.
Subject(s): Explorers; Museums; Stones; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Art Gallerys; Granite; Rocks


THE MAD SCULPTOR, by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Far up in the quarry / I hewed a stone for pure delight
Last Line: And reaches me his hands!
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Sculpture & Sculptors; Statues; Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE MASTER-WOOER, by GEORGE HERBERT CLARKE    Poem Text            
First Line: I saw thy heart to-day
Last Line: The rock shall yield herself to him for aye.
Subject(s): Hearts; Man-woman Relationships; Perseverance; Stones; Male-female Relations; Granite; Rocks


THE MOSQUE AT EPHESUS, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A gray shell with a ruined tower
Last Line: White on the mouldering tower.
Subject(s): Decay; Ruins; Stones; Rot; Decadence; Granite; Rocks


THE MUSEUM OF STONES, by CAROLYN FORCHE    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: These are your stones, assembled in matchbox and tin,
Alternate Author Name(s): Sidlosky, Carolyn
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE PATH AMONG THE STONES, by GALWAY KINNELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: On the path winding
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE RAGGED STONE, by WILFRID WILSON GIBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I was walking with my dear, my dear come back at last
Last Line: I'll not be walking with my dear next year, nor yet alone.
Subject(s): Death; Fear; Legends; Love; Stones; War; World War I; Dead, The; Granite; Rocks; First World War


THE ROCK, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This rock, too, was a word
Last Line: Your thoughts are your, too; naked let them stand.
Subject(s): Stars; Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE ROCK, by GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Slow sloping to its point pyramidal
Last Line: And drank the sunrise glory of the sea.
Subject(s): Beauty; Stones; Women; Granite; Rocks


THE SERENITY IN STONES, by SIMON J. ORTIZ    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am holding this turquoise
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE SPRIG OF MOSS, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There lived in munich a poor, weakly youth
Last Line: And be your only comforter in all your lonely hours.
Subject(s): Art & Artists; Explorers; Moss; Stones; Exploring; Discovery; Discoverers; Granite; Rocks


THE STONE, by PAUL BLACKBURN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The stone found me in bright sunlight
Last Line: I liked him
Subject(s): New York City; Stones; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Granite; Rocks


THE STONE, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All day I carry the stone
Last Line: Weep when it won't nurse.
Subject(s): Babies; Death - Mothers; Stones; Infants; Dead, The; Granite; Rocks


THE STONE LANTERN, by JANET B. MONTGOMERY MCGOVERN    Poem Text            
First Line: Old, dilapidated, grey; no longer a light-giver
Last Line: To bring light and perfume.
Subject(s): Old Age; Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE STONE OF HEAVEN, by JANE HIRSHFIELD    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, where the rivers dredge up
Last Line: And seeing, begin to assemble the plain stones of earth.
Subject(s): Colors; Stones; Granite; Rocks


THE STONES, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: One night in my room
Last Line: Among the excellent vegetables.
Subject(s): Environment; Happiness; Nature; Self; Stones; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Joy; Delight; Granite; Rocks


THE STONES OF STANTON DREW, by WILLIAM WATSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bland was the morn, no fault or flaw
Last Line: The stones of stanton drew.
Alternate Author Name(s): Watson, John William
Subject(s): Stones; Time; Granite; Rocks


THE TIDE ROCK, by CHARLES KINGSLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How sleeps yon rock, whose half-day's bath is done
Last Line: A gallant front to this world's gaudy glare.
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


THINGS, SELECTION, by DONALD JUSTICE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hard, but you can polish it
Subject(s): Religion; Stones; Theology; Granite; Rocks


THYME FLOWERING AMONG ROCKS, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This, if japanese, / would represent grey boulders
Last Line: Truer than it seems
Subject(s): Stones; Thyme; Granite; Rocks


TILLAGE MARKS, by TED KOOSER    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Farm Life; Stones; Agriculture; Farmers; Granite; Rocks


TO THE STONE CUTTERS, by ROBINSON JEFFERS    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Stone-cutters fighting time with marble, you foredefeated
Last Line: The honey of peace in old poems
Variant Title(s): To The Stone-cutters
Subject(s): Stones; Transience; Granite; Rocks; Impermanence


TWO VOICES IN A MEADOW, by RICHARD WILBUR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Anonymous as cherubs
Subject(s): Religion; Stones; Theology; Granite; Rocks


ULYSSES BUILDS HIS BED, by JEAN DE BOSSCHERE    Poem Text            
First Line: Glorious ulysses, returned from the war
Last Line: And the enraptured mothers smile.
Subject(s): Mythology - Classical; Statues; Stones; Ulysses; Walls; Granite; Rocks; Odysseus


UNDER A GARDEN STONE, by CLARA HYDE    Poem Text            
First Line: Blue light and rancid slate is this strange soil
Last Line: That nothing but a garden stone can hold.
Subject(s): Stones; Granite; Rocks


WOOD AND STONES, by JOHN COWPER POWYS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The silent trees above my head
Last Line: May well give speech to stones and wood!
Subject(s): Fate; Nature; Stones; Trees; Wood; Destiny; Granite; Rocks