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Subject: TRAFFIC
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A BUSY STREET, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: All up and down the busy street
Last Line: And that is why they hurry so.
Subject(s): Cities; Collective Behavior; February; Streets; Traffic; Urban Life; Mobs; Crowds; Avenues


A RAILROAD YARD AT NIGHT, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE    Poem Text                
First Line: Faint forms of giant buildings in the night
Last Line: Gleaming of silver underneath the stars.
Subject(s): Commuters; Railroads; Traffic; Travel; Railways; Trains; Journeys; Trips


A SONG OF CITY TRAFFIC, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I have heard the roar and clamor through the
Last Line: Poor, sad mortals, hearing only noise of wheels and clang of cars!
Subject(s): City Traffic


ACADEMIC IN TRAFFIC, by LINDA BAMBER    Poem Source                
First Line: Whether the language rebellion against phallogocentrism is really
Last Line: Then they'll whirl off to their lives %like leaves; their historical lives
Subject(s): Academia; Traffic


ACCIDENT, by LOUIS SIMPSON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Why are the cars slowing up?
Last Line: It's either pointing at the sky %or falling off an edge into space
Subject(s): Automobile Accidents; Traffic


AT THE INTERSECTION, by ANDREA HENY    Poem Source                
First Line: At seven, the all-night greyhound reaches the city
Last Line: Would it surprise you if she broke out laughing?
Subject(s): Commuters; Greyhounds; Traffic; Travel


BEFORE DISASTER; WINTER, 1932-33, by YVOR WINTERS    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Evening traffic homeward burns
Last Line: We must live or dry by steel
Subject(s): Traffic


BEFORE DISASTER; WINTER, 1932-33, by YVOR WINTERS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Evening traffic homeward burns
Last Line: Treading change with savage heel, %we must love or die by steel
Subject(s): Traffic


BOILING OVER, by E. J. MILLER LAINO    Poem Source                
First Line: At rush hour, we are all cars
Last Line: Trying to pay him back for everything
Subject(s): Automobiles; Lies; Quarrels; Traffic; Truth


CANZONE, by RICK SNYDER    Poem Source                
First Line: The streets widen %on a windy day
Last Line: To the museum %where maureen is waiting
Subject(s): Streets; Traffic


CARS IN CARACAS CREATE A RUCKUKUS, by JOHN UPDIKE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Traffic


CAT, by JOSEPHINE MILES    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Lady in the leopard skin / has a fear of plunging in
Last Line: Yellow-eyed, the lady springs.
Subject(s): Traffic; Women


CENTRAL PARK WEST, by MICHAEL COFFEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Shakes the pavement, city traffic
Last Line: The avenue its long, cold face
Subject(s): Central Park, New York City; Cities; Traffic


CITY, by LAURENCE HARTMUS    Poem Text                
First Line: Sullen city of motile skies
Last Line: That is why I mock your law that says I should be as other men.
Subject(s): Cities; Traffic; Urban Life


CITY TRAFFIC, by EVE MERRIAM    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Green as a seedling the one lane shines
Last Line: Shift, settle, then gather and sow
Alternate Author Name(s): Moskovitz, Eva
Subject(s): City Traffic


CITY TRAFFIC, by EVE MERRIAM    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Green as a seedling the one lane shines
Last Line: Shift, settle, then gather and sow
Alternate Author Name(s): Moskovitz, Eva
Subject(s): City Traffic


CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE TO THE BAY AREA: 9. TRAFFIC HEAVY AND VERY SLOW, by GILBERT SORRENTINO    Poem Source                
First Line: The stars are being pitched into
Last Line: Of vast machines always alert
Subject(s): Automobile Drivers; Baseball; Games; Sports; Traffic


CROSSTOWN, by ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Back in new york I grab a taxi at port authority
Last Line: X-rays, so itís cancer
Subject(s): New York City; City Traffic; Taxis; Buses; Democracy; War; Politics & Politicians; African Americans; Racism; Nightmares


IN GLEN WAVERLEY, MELBOURNE, by PETER READING    Poem Source                
First Line: Over high street road, where rush-hour
Last Line: Where they landed, fearing the worst
Subject(s): Australia; Traffic


IN HEAVEN'S ALLEY, by HUMBERT WOLFE    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: The tap the double drop
Last Line: The limb of a birch %stitch another white sail in the rain
Subject(s): Cities; City Traffic; Escapes


J'S THE JUMPING JAY-WALKER, by PHYLLIS MCGINLEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And the traffic into jam
Alternate Author Name(s): Hayden, Charles, Mrs.
Subject(s): Pedestrians; Children; Traffic


MISSED PICTURE, by DAVID A. VICTOR    Poem Source                
First Line: Stuck in bangkok traffic
Last Line: Around the curb to phetchaburi road, %and she is gone
Subject(s): Traffic


NOISE METER, by MICHAEL COFFEY    Poem Source                
First Line: So open out and hear
Last Line: That sound that seems enough then %then is not enough
Subject(s): Cities; New York City; Noises; Traffic; Violence


NOW THE CHILDREN ARE OLD ENOUGH, by ANDREW MOTION    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Now the children are old enough to see what there is to see
Subject(s): Children; London, England; City Traffic; Swimming & Swimmers


ROAD BLOCK, by IAIN DEANS    Poem Source                
First Line: This is for the apple faced old lady
Last Line: You cracked all the machines perfectly
Subject(s): Subways; Traffic; Women


ROAD LAW, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Drive a ford or a packard six
Last Line: "a load of stone has the right of way."
Subject(s): Automobiles; Cities; Driving & Drivers; Roads; Traffic; Cars; Urban Life; Paths; Trails


SATURDAY NIGHT IN FLEET STREET, by JOHN GOULD FLETCHER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, where for six long days the traffic whirled
Last Line: The hair of sorrow falls, in long, dark streams.
Subject(s): City Traffic; Fleet Street, London; Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


SHIFTING, by FRANCES PHILLIPS    Poem Source                
First Line: Traffic is heavy. I shift neutral to first
Last Line: Neutral to first, neutral to first to second. %anger hurt wet spit sweat
Subject(s): City Traffic


SONGS OF NEW YORK: TRAFFIC, by CHARLES HANSON TOWNE    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Hoof-beats thundering on the paves
Last Line: If only in my dream!)
Subject(s): New York City; Traffic; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


STOPS, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They keep coming at me
Last Line: In a liquor store
Subject(s): Traffic


STOPS, by LUCILLE CLIFTON    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: They keep coming at me
Last Line: Even a little old lady %in a liquor store
Subject(s): Traffic


SUMMER MORNING, by MICHAEL COFFEY    Poem Source                
First Line: I saw a person get hit in traffic today
Last Line: Clearing throats, making %any kind of noise
Subject(s): Automobile Accidents; Cities; Death; Noises; Streets; Traffic


THE BUS, by MABEL WARREN ARNOLD    Poem Text                
First Line: The bus winds down through the busy street
Last Line: You would like to get out and stroll.
Subject(s): Traffic


THE CITY CALLS, by LEXIE DEAN ROBERTSON    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: My little garden wall is gray
Last Line: With watching the wild birds fly.
Subject(s): Cities; Traffic; Urban Life


THE NEW YORK CLUBWOMAN MEDITATES ON HAMLET, by OLIVE TAIT SUTHERLAND    Poem Text                
First Line: To be on time, or not to be; that is the question
Last Line: Thus conscience does make cowards of us all.
Subject(s): City Traffic; Clubs (associations); Lateness; New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple


THE SIGNAL, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: How can I regret my life
Last Line: With my shortcomings
Subject(s): Traffic Signals


THE TRAFFIC MAN, by ANNETTE WYNNE    Poem Text                
First Line: The traffic man stands in the square
Last Line: When his day's work is done.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; September; Traffic; Work; Workers


THE WOOD, by JOHN DRINKWATER    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I walked a nut-wood's gloom. And overhead
Last Line: Beating along my undiscovered mind.
Subject(s): Forests; Traffic; Woods


THOMAS DIVIDE, by DEBORA KINSLAND FOERST    Poem Source                
First Line: We used to sit at thomas divide
Last Line: And through our windshield
Subject(s): Automobiles; Traffic; Travel


TO MY ACADEMIC FRIENDS WHO SIT TIGHT ON THEIR DOCTORAL THESE, by JOHN PEPPER CLARK    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: You who will drive forward
Last Line: Again and again with fresh wares
Alternate Author Name(s): Clark-bekederemo, J. P.; Clark, J. P.
Subject(s): Automobile Accidents; Streets; Traffic


TRAFFIC, by JACK ANDERSON    Poem Source                
First Line: There is the traffic
Last Line: Like our breathing. First in. Then out
Subject(s): Traffic


TRAFFIC, by WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES    Poem Text                
First Line: This life in london - what a waste
Last Line: Am deafened to my very thoughts.
Alternate Author Name(s): Davies, W. H.
Subject(s): City Traffic; London


TRAFFIC, by ROGER DEMARY    Poem Source                
First Line: He stopped the car
Last Line: With traffic gathering %all around them
Subject(s): City Traffic


TRAFFIC, by STEPHEN DOBYNS    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: I was driving to pick up my daughter from day care
Last Line: And I would thrust my fingers into the grass %and hang there, arching my back and quick of breath
Subject(s): Bodies; City Traffic


TRAFFIC, by SESSHU FOSTER    Poem Source                
First Line: We look upon the surface of the ocean but neither of us sees
Last Line: And our children can read our books as they burn
Subject(s): Accidents; Streets; Traffic


TRAFFIC, by DONALD HALL    Poem Text                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Trucks and stationwagons, vws, old chevies, pintos
Subject(s): City Traffic


TRAFFIC, by DONALD HALL    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
First Line: Trucks and stationwagons, vws, old chevies, pintos
Last Line: I wait %for the traffic to pause, shift, and enter the traffic
Subject(s): City Traffic


TRAFFIC, by JEFF ROBERT WORLEY    Poem Source                
First Line: Because a woman piloting a sky-blue bmw
Last Line: A new noise in the engine keeping perfect time
Subject(s): City Traffic


TRAFFIC BETWEEN, by RICHARD FOERSTER    Poem Source                
First Line: Like a priest in the shadowed confidence
Last Line: Then fumbled with the fare and struggled out
Subject(s): Religion; Taxis; Traffic


UNSTOPPABLE FURY, by SHIRLEY KAUFMAN    Poem Source                 Poet's Biography
Last Line: And options %still %open
Subject(s): Arabs; Jerusalem; Jews; Middle East - Conflicts; Palestine; Traffic


WARNING, by BRENDAN KENNELLY    Poem Source                
First Line: Dublin is gridlocked, cork crippled
Last Line: There's a loose cow on the road.
Subject(s): Cows; Dublin, Ireland; Traffic


WHY WE NEED A SINGLES CAR POOL NETWORK, by SAM PEABODY    Poem Source                
First Line: It took over an hour to drive home tonight and still
Last Line: Her smooth leg resting on mine at night, or the spring pruning %of my unchecked privacy
Subject(s): Driving And Drivers; Relationships; Traffic; Women