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Subject: UNCLES
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A CHRISTMAS-TIME JINGLE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My dears, do you know, one short
Last Line: And lit his old pipe with the end of his nose.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Christmas; Santa Claus; Uncles; Childhood; Nativity, The; Nicholas, Saint


AFTER SUNDAY WE UNCLES SNOOZE, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Banana-stuffed, the ape behind the brain
Last Line: What shall the sleeps of heaven dream but time?
Subject(s): Apes; Uncles; Food ^ Eating; Sleep


ALEC, by JOHN CIARDI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At niney-seven my uncle found god heavy
Last Line: And gilded an unfinished god for its vault
Subject(s): Old Age; Uncles


ANONYMITY, by AUGUSTINE PORRAS               
First Line: I sat next to my uncle who still had the gift
Last Line: He tells me, it is what we struggle for all our life
Subject(s): Flies; Uncles


AS MY UNCLE UST TO SAY, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I've thought a power on men and
Last Line: As my uncle ust to say.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Uncles; Work; Workers


ASYLUM, by CIARAN CARSON                Poet's Biography
First Line: The first indication was this repeated tic, the latch jigging and clicking
Last Line: The acrid spoor of something that was human
Subject(s): Uncles


BRIDGE, by VICTOR CONTOSKI               
First Line: The living
Last Line: And deal
Subject(s): Bridge (card Game); Brothers; Death; Marriage; Memory; Uncles


BUSINESS OF AN UNCLE, by EDGAR ALBERT GUEST                Poet's Biography
First Line: It's the business of an uncle, which I've frequently expressed
Last Line: But an uncle's job is different. He's another sort %of man %and the business of an uncle is to spoil
Alternate Author Name(s): Guest, Eddie
Subject(s): Uncles


CARD SHARKS, by PHILIP S. BRYANT               
First Line: They all sat around
Last Line: If I deal the next hand?'
Subject(s): Aunts; Family Life; Reunions; Uncles


DIRE WARNINGS: FROM UNCLE BOB: THEOLOGIAN, by ELAINE HATFIELD               
First Line: Don't get pregnant or we'll kill you
Last Line: Don't tell family secrets
Subject(s): Advice; Uncles


DIRE WARNINGS: FROM UNCLE RODNEY: URBAN WARRIOR, by ELAINE HATFIELD               
First Line: Never get a tattoo. It makes it easier for the police
Last Line: To identify you
Subject(s): Advice; Uncles


DIRE WARNINGS: UNCLE LIAM: ON ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, by ELAINE HATFIELD               
First Line: Don't sit too close to the tv. You'll go blind
Last Line: Don't eat raw bread dough. You'll get worms
Subject(s): Medicine; Uncles


EF UNCLE REMUS PLEASE TER 'SCUSEN ME, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dey wunce wuz er time which I
Last Line: He'd des a-kilt off ev'y dawg dat's chasin' him dis minute!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs; Uncles


ELEGY: 1. AS I FIND MYSELF REMEMBERING, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: But because he bought me my first puppy (a brownsilk
Last Line: And I am ashamed to remember how he could laugh once
Subject(s): Uncles


ELEGY: 1. AS I HEAR THE FAMILY THINKING, by JOHN CIARDI                Poet's Biography
First Line: This is the body of my good gray practical dead
Last Line: But a family. And one that knows what to do
Subject(s): Funerals; Uncles


FOR MOHAMMED ON THE MOUNTAIN, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Uncle mohammed, you mystery, you distant secretive face
Subject(s): Uncles; Family Life; Relatives


GOLDIE GOODWIN, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My old uncle sidney he says it's a sign
Last Line: "good's 'bout 'leventy-hunnerd times better than gold!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Children; Good; Uncles; Childhood


GUESTS, by HARRY HUMES               
First Line: My mother raises her eyes to heaven
Last Line: Instead of stirring things up
Subject(s): Alcoholics And Alcoholism; Mothers; Religion; Uncles


HIS PA'S ROMANCE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All 'at I ever want to be
Last Line: "I laugh' an' yell', ""hooray-hooraw!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Love; Parents; Uncles; Parenthood


INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF MY UNCLE ARLY, by EDWARD LEAR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O my aged uncle arly! / sitting on a heap of barley
Last Line: (but his shoes were far too tight.)
Subject(s): Nonsense; Uncles


KINSHIP, by JAMES HARRISON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Great-uncle wilhelm, mennonite, patriarch
Last Line: Curse them but don't die.
Alternate Author Name(s): Harrison, Jim
Subject(s): Aging; Family Life; Food & Eating; Uncles; Relatives


LAST OF MY CHINESE UNCLES ENTERS THE GATES OF HEAVEN, by CATHY SONG                Poet's Biography
First Line: And my mother, unable to weep, grieves for the dead
Last Line: Weep, my hands shout. %weep and live
Subject(s): Death; Family Life; Mothers; Mourning; Uncles


LENNIE SWENSON, by KAREN SWENSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: 6:00 in the super's smell of pine sol
Last Line: Lay still on the white tile, his pockets empty.
Subject(s): Memory; Murder; Uncles


LISPING IN NUMBERS, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We' got a' uncle writes poetry
Last Line: "it's a purty good little poetry-piece!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Numbers; Poetry & Poets; Speech Disorders; Uncles; Stuttering; Muteness


MAGICIAN, by GARY MIRANDA               
First Line: I remember you at the bathroom mirror
Last Line: It is a trick %anyone can learn
Subject(s): Uncles


MORAL: FRANKLIN HYDE, WHO CAROUSED IN THE DIRT AND WAS CORRECTED BY HIS UNCLE , by HILAIRE BELLOC    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From franklin hyde's adventure learn
Last Line: May always play with sand
Alternate Author Name(s): Belloc, Joseph Hilaire Pierre Rene
Subject(s): Children; Play; Uncles


MY FAVORITE UNCLE, by JUANITA BROWN TOBIN               
First Line: Uncle gary was down on liquor
Last Line: If there's anything I do despise, %it's nastiness.'
Subject(s): Uncles


MY UNCLE THE LEVITATOR, by RAFAEL ESTRADA               
First Line: As a small child I would accompany my uncle the levitator
Last Line: And I still dream of him levitating
Subject(s): Poetry And Poets; Uncles


NO PILIKIA; OR, PIECE OF CAKE, by DEBRA KANG DEAN               
First Line: Hele mai, have one beer
Last Line: Eh, finish your beer, %-I no like no pilikia
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean, Debi Kang
Subject(s): Uncles


ON THE LAMENTED DEATH OF MY DEAR UNCLE, MR. RADCLIFF STANHOPE, by CHARLES COTTON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Such is the unsteady state of human things
Last Line: It knows I truly weep these obsequies.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Uncles


POTSO, MY WINE-DARK UNCLE, by BRENDAN JAMES GALVIN                Poet's Biography
First Line: I incarcerate you behind
Last Line: An empty mustard jar
Subject(s): Family Life; Uncles


PROVENANCE, by RAPHAEL RUBINSTEIN               
First Line: My father's paintings in my uncle's house
Last Line: My father's paintings in my uncle's house
Subject(s): Death; Fathers; Paintings And Painters; Uncles


RED BLUES, by SHERMAN ALEXIE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Music. Then, more music. Does it matter what kind? Let's say it is bagpipes
Last Line: It;s just me and my blues
Subject(s): Photography & Photographers; Dancing & Dancers; Native Americans; Uncles


SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE DOG, by CARTER REVARD                Poet's Biography
First Line: The night before my uncle carter got shot
Last Line: He would have made a perfect suburban mayor - %or maybe, manager for some liquor chain
Alternate Author Name(s): Nompewathe
Subject(s): Depressions, Economic; Native Americans; Oklahoma; Osage Indians; Uncles


THE BABES IN THE WOOD; OR, THE NORFOLK TRAGEDY, by RICHARD HARRIS BARHAM    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When we were all little and good
Last Line: (of fat catalogues) heap'd up by robins!
Alternate Author Name(s): Ingoldsby, Thomas
Subject(s): Betrayal; Inheritance And Sucession; Uncles


THE GOOD, OLD-FASHIONED PEOPLE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When we hear uncle sidney
Last Line: At uncle used to know!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Memory; Past; Story-telling; Uncles


THE LAST UNCLE, by LINDA PASTAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The last uncle is pushing off
Subject(s): Uncles; Death; Dead, The


THE SQUIRT-GUN UNCLE MAKED ME, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Uncle sidney, when he was here
Last Line: An' it 'ud ist squirt an' squirt!
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Uncles


UNCLE, by MAX GARLAND               
First Line: You knew better than this. You could have become
Last Line: Then you hold your brother, %then you kiss his wife
Subject(s): Uncles


UNCLE, by BARRY SEILER               
First Line: I'm older than you will ever be
Last Line: Mocking us in their austere cages
Subject(s): Aging; Jews; Uncles


UNCLE AN' AUNT, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How happy uncle us'd to be
Last Line: In leafy boughs a-swaÿèn.
Subject(s): Aunts; Farm Life; Gardens & Gardening; Happiness; Summer; Uncles; Agriculture; Farmers; Joy; Delight


UNCLE ED LACKED A FINGER, by JR. ORVAL A. LUND               
First Line: How odd I thought it, as a boy
Last Line: Still feeling there the tingle of a hot %stove four inches off
Subject(s): Old Age; Uncles


UNCLE HESS, by WILLIAM STANLEY MERWIN                Poet's Biography
First Line: Wryest of uncles, and most remote, sam hess
Last Line: As though there were no questions and no end
Alternate Author Name(s): Merwin, W. S.
Subject(s): Aging; Uncles


UNCLE IKE'S BIRTHDAY, by PRISCILLA JANE THOMPSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well uncle ike! This beats me
Last Line: "tank you sah; I must go."
Subject(s): African Americans; Birthdays; Uncles; Negroes; American Blacks


UNCLE JIMMY, by ANDREW L. COHEN               
First Line: When I was nine, my mother took me to boston so
Last Line: This tuft of hair - uncle jimmy has a wonderful view %of the common
Subject(s): Boston; Children; Memory; Uncles


UNCLE KRISJAN, by EDDY L. PINAS               
First Line: Beside the horse
Last Line: Only sadness %and I crept away
Subject(s): Gambling; Uncles


UNCLE OUT O' DEBT AN' OUT O' DANGER, by WILLIAM BARNES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ees; uncle had thik small hwomestead
Last Line: Vor the vu'st that do meddle wi' me or my meäre.'
Subject(s): Animals; Debt; Farm Life; Horses; Uncles; Agriculture; Farmers


UNCLE SIMON AND UNCLE JIM, by CHARLES FARRAR BROWNE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Uncle simon he
Last Line: And squatted down by he.
Alternate Author Name(s): Ward, Artemus; Brown, Charles Farrar
Subject(s): Nonsense; Uncles


UNCLE WILLIAM'S PICTURE, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Uncle william, last july
Last Line: Smile, and wipe my eyes.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Death; Family Life; July; Uncles; Dead, The; Relatives


UNCLE WILLIS, by NIKKI GRIMES               
First Line: Aunt anna calls herself
Last Line: He plans on breaking
Subject(s): African Americans; Love; Uncles


VISITING AUNT AGGIE AND UNCLE LEW'S, by CRAIG PAULENICH               
First Line: I cannot recall the whole house
Last Line: Ascension into my own bed
Subject(s): Aunts; Card Games; Children; Uncles