finish your phrase

index of first lines 2004
index of first lines 2005

first lines

number = week of composition
1 = week one (15 feb 03)

a band like this... and you should be sleeping... through oceans 38
able standing makes us feel better feelings 20
a boat, sire... 1
a book left out... 1
about a poultice... putting itself... here or 35
about this old ceremony think again... 3
above the cabinet... back by the wall... 2
a careful resignation... requires a flame 14
accept that nothing comes from your hands... 6
accept the limit... you stood it longer... and sure 28
achilles lays down again... just a green bush 17
a cinderella piece just before the bell tolls 7
a crafty version... we have settled on a plot... now 30
acres under consideration... pleasing treasons 26
actual numbers... stripped us of our tremors... 20
a dark area... on my plate... what i ate once 25
a deferential sequence... tending downward... you said i... 38
a drumming... under mother... ganges... spins the last circle... 41
a dunder... you know... a trite formation 27
a fear and then another 20
a fountain jumping in the heart... 33
a Fresh New Instrument... for the Dental Arsenal... 29
after a while everything is a fortune cookie... 17
agreements and... blunt satisfaction... 21
a guessing game... what did they mean 21
a hand... very quickly... because indian ghosts 24
a hard time coming to grips... 26
a little fog... changes everything... verging 26
all across america they were trying... trying... trying... 20
all laughing... many many manys... pluralities... 40
all my saints and souls... god bless you... ghosts in my third drawer 38
all of this singing... a hymn to life... we thought 23
alone inside this piano... he got the unsteady bicycle blues... 11
along a line... drawn from the back of your neck... to the edge 11
along with this romantic mumbling... a road map suddenly 10
a lot of something... a brick... 34
always a Story... and forgiveness by the window... say 30
amend it now... to read... 13
an adverb has arranged the mood... flooded the room 21
an alphabet strings us along... promising 8
an art-clogged drain prepares us for life... as 23
an astronaut in blue... a round for the room 21
a native fault... that these edges 9
an average working day consists 3
and a skinny guy... not enough for a shadow... lets a map 24
and bought it for yourself... as always... flipping your name 35
and candled like a flower... i stood on my toes 27
and he never finished a thing... born 11
and here where i come eye to glass... with 44
and his brave son slipped off... into the gutter... 36
and... humor... colored all thin edges... 43
and if i forget you... this will be the sign of trying 41
and out from under... the gray smile... of winning more 33
and rush... like a fleuve... a floater 15
and shaped according to... dragon rules... stone alley 22
and sit in the middle... this tradition... whose fire 29
and slick...a study of grown things... requires an urgent 45
and then pretentiously enough he says 17
and the shadows... poultry and architecture... surprises 43
and they are respectful... i appreciate that and don't mean 22
and this pace... he says... 1
and yr supposed to you better and should care 43
an edge set loose... a long improvement cuddling hope... 32
an exception rings us up... 1
angular quandries... on every shelf... i was helping the women... 43
announcing all the trumpets... a flying horde turns 31
a noble and a fortunate composition... links us 43
an off day made me reconsider what had drowned around me... 29
an old test... bully... and horses alone 18
an organization suspects... frivolity will need 20
another imaginary line... turn away... 14
anticipated verbs... their arrival in pairs and desperate... 43
any map will do... this one has pleasant numbers... 1
anyone comes into a situation like this with broken... 42
anyone could be my dog... come on... i'd behave myself... 31
anyway... you'll go and go without the scotch... 44
appended and courteous... this version takes a careful look 37
apply yourself to the floor... 18
archangel barely stuttered while we replaced our eyes 26
architecture... stands up... says you better look 10
arcing like a cruel violin... this rumpus in my head slings 36
arrived with cigarettes, clouds, yellow teeth... a bag of dental floss and dice... 30
artists for nothing... here's a column... marchers over your head... 35
...as a reader, though, I conclude that the poem is formally incoherent 21
as an odd... in this... 34
a season of dirt and water 1
a sea of them coming here.... how many how many... a sea... 44
as if... your center were a thought 28
as in your peas... your mashed potatoes... your brocoli... 20
asking... my hands twinkle... have you 25
a slap... a spoon... any day or an important talk... 40
A small cloud arrived from that part of the world. 22
a small favor... tell me you have seen me... once 21
a soft rejection... that thought 9
as quick... as... 16
asserted this true thing... convinced 26
assume that the sky has a plan... that pencils come from 3
assume yr at the center 14
a stampede of rats or buffalo... that uncut lawn 13
"... as though they were a pack of trained hounds"... 34
astonished by these bosses... call me 9
astonishes a long sleep... becomes a simple 20
a struggle to say... becomes a bloody rout 13
a sudden liquefaction of the merry-go-round 9
a sugar curtain... spider-spun sunlight 6
a sun face on the blinds like an old prophet 2
as sweet longing... accomplishment follows 28
as we seem... 9
a tendency to sway from side to side in any breeze... 5
at hand a specific red... never call it a favor... 20
at some point he must tire... or the routine does him in... this calling 37
at the bottom of the well... this echo knocks around 13
a version of the day is available... along 42
a word... this is no time to work... 9
a wrinkle in the oven... a cat in hand... these proverbs 18
a writ... an indictment... and yet... 44
a you... fiction... romance of mirrors... well-sprung order like 36

bad hours kind of gore you... like a pillow full of blood 44
bad poetry had ears like a cat 14
BAN 32
barely here... one foot... a whistling tooth... and patient 40
before i go... a jump through barnyard tremors... 41
before the denouement... we met in the maple... 30
before things get going... tell us about your trip... 38
be happier when we examine you... your arms 13
believe me... i rescued the dollar and fell 27
believe this option comes with a new razor 40
better advice on the craft... the minute you thought it 24
better tie it down.... big wind coming... and then 4
bicycle has a way of moving around a barking dog... 23
bigger santas... more sincerity... more chewing... 44
black baking in open air 4
black pine sheets tonight... shaken 15
blanking up this morning... he's ready to bend 30
blasted forgotten and cold... which held my attention 27
boring and boring again... i'm boring and boring again... 37
bottle clinking someone talking background.... 15
brazil... revives your interest in a burning world..."wait" 10
brother... heavy curtains cannot prevent... cold eyes cannot stop... 35
build me a cabin... get me a dog... 9
bumps come galloping into our days... and you 5
bunt and call it... bunt and open it... bunt 32
But how late to be regretting all this, even 24
but put your gum out for the night... a cold jar normally... 41
but we had sleep coming up... and a foot in the mud... no silence 37

called a bad name... it turned him sideways 9
called solid grammar down on their heads... spoke 30
can be trying to make language out... of pretending to have 39
can you find the switch where ... it's too simple... 19
can you for once give up the lines... a ploy 29
carefully... tepid in the afternoon glare... 6
careless love... we won't talk about it... we are a fiction... 16
carpentry stopped when all signs triggered 20
cartouche... a sneeze appears and then... 7
cast me out... on the waters 14
casual sequence... a black spider 15
caught up... or tangled... assumed to be 4
chocolate revised... and rising like telelphones in the air... angels 42
c... h... u... no... c... h... i... 16
clicking through the wall... a voice like... road dust... 28
cobra sump... a little growth in the underway... a fortune 46
co'chui... al nimbo... du repedin blo... 38
come back i'll try harder 2
come bright day tomorrow... set us 1
come out into night... fill up darkly... 6
complete control turns us around now... and i for one 29
consider another grace... with soft music... 5
considered a... stilling... the heart just here... 25
construed loosely these comments prepare us 38
cool... we kids say... sufficient... 15
cornering my ferocious gleam... you stifle one smirk 31
corporal punishment makes a big comeback... 3
correct me... another sad thing turns 15
coughing demands that you spend a day in france 8
coughing up a gray foam... another ocean demands 7
could you push a little harder to make it something... 6
cracking into a dove's hard eyes... i'm sorry 25
creepy enough... nothing was new... rattled on and on 23
Cut A... citing all manner of geological causes... 44

dark honey locust pods... my sleep is full of them... 5
dealing with the loss of... remembering your name... 27
death? no... a love poem... dark and piercing on the ears... 43
debating everything... our national talk turns sharply... 21
deep strata of cloth and something else down to bone 23
deliberate... man 19
delivered by hand... by hand... made of weathered 11
desperate heaves of youthful stuff... the oceanic 21
didn't say why because 25
didn't you count the finger first? 18
did we come so far from the sun for this... 2
"did you hear i enlisted"... 2
did you think... i had half a chance... no... 6
difference settled... for the time being... down 27
digging isn't free here any more... pay at the front desk... some money 39
directly singing... not flown like a wood thrush... 13
divine like he thought the rivers ran dirty 43
doesn't like this kind of thing... it's creepy... 28
done it... see... you can't say 24
do not elaborate on the report... tell us 20
do not sleep on this side of the wire... settled 21
don't Step Back... you were moving with Distinction 30
don't talk about it... here we're having a nice day... 22
do people really try to be so... smart... or so sharp 37
down by the greeting cards... laughing and crying... 36
drive the pier... drive off the pier and turn it up... 40

edens alliterate best... right after the soldiers 18
edges corrode centers... or shift from the heart... either way 37
eleven layers of paint... and a bad cold 4
embarrased every day... without a right 19
emphasize the view from where any one of us may be sitting 6
empty this... had you forgiven a politician... 20
encourage your moths... keep the lamps lit 3
ending up with a candle... lit... 10
enough for the going... all of us said... it worked 34
esta noche... pretty good when the wind comes... 41
even these... impatient... origami ghosts... 26
even waking... they don't 42
everybody's going which way... over there... 11
every object in the photo is patient... there's nowhere to go... 44
every word is a tree... 11
exacter than something... this is a pome about nothing... 3
exactly this... it understood his timidity... 1
excited as an animal spirit... a pixel 20
excluded... a boy staring at wall shadows... 17
excuse me... you had no right to open... 1
excuse the gnat... it's bound to beauty 16
"excuse the mess, Pablo" ...flinging herself 2
ex-magical... in these temples a frond... a slender 44
extensive optimism... like bad weather... 27

far enough down... when you remember to stop talking... 30
finding death has an awkward smile... i'm laughing 28
first it's all about sending and getting... knowing and... 5
first off... who can't dance... who can't 25
first the words altered the room we sat in... 13
five's about it... for some reason... sometimes six or four... 35
flaming since the fifties... a crude horror 28
flat... flat boy... flat heart... flat... a penny 28
flowers know something worth showing... despite... 21
fog... insinuates... studies us... 12
following me... an umbrella... a fascinating fella... 30
fool doesn't get it... hands me a beer 6
for dinner tonight... we're getting lost... speaking french or 32
forgiven before a storm... you had forgotten the simile... 24
for turning into the president... even more than thirty years 37
for whom are experimental poets writing? 31
found... just facts which... is strange. I can 18
fragment heard... like a... voice... generously blue... 34
frightened by the disarray... we hunker down 9
from a notebook... 11
from a spot... of ink... angry 26
fumble around... let us know what you find... 14
fuzzy head... forensics has weighed in... the television heart 22

geranium shirtsleeves majored in pouting... in outing... 41
getting out at last we know how you did it... 31
go away
... nothing here... this rock's mine... 28
going to click... going to... with a satisfactory click... 20
grammar gone to hell... what... 1
green pencil... green... o... pencil... dots made 39
green trousers worn... loosely... with a tremendous sigh... 36
grew up in a cave... literally... and came to america for the bathrooms... 33

had an exception... under this blue spruce... now white enough 3
had flown... until the grey sun sent him... 27
had it organized itself into several smaller parts 5
hadn't ended so soon then... falling down 18
hadn't you been writing more... ain't you done... 18
...had some notion that pronouns are keys 1
had the world under a kind of control... had it 22
hand me the wrench... anonymous etched in the handle... 21
hand over (this command) 18
hanging, tipsy junior... come down from the attic... 38
happiness carves and drives... carves and absolves... the bad moments... 45
hard candy 44
hardly a blanket thrown over the day... small thunder tells 19
hasn't the cicada been laughing... we ask... 26
he isn't serious enough... look at his face... 27
here a dire need compact in grey wool... here a wind... 46
her suddenly red thinking has taught us 13
here in a dark place... all the books are closed 8
here's no match no visual or verbal equivalent for 42
here... when he walks toward me... or away... his feet 37
here you have a pointed tool... astringent weather... 24
he's just fooling around... very tough condition... 34
he wanted a wall of granite set up here beside the pool... 6
hey down by the river... got a far off dog... 25
hey i was holy long before your head took off... 22
hey... there's no murder... under this rock 27
highway... suggestions... on the horizon... a small green... 10
h... i... r... o... s... h... i... m... a... 25
his manners were appropriate... the women smiled... 8
hit your sister then go to the dentist then walk home 42
hog windows... a line through town begins at the river... 23
hooks... what are these yellow flowers... or these purple 31
hordes below deck... on the plane only rude cliches... 23
how a gradual mirror... waves back... we're passing 31
how can those boys... sing so high... they must be 40
"How then are we to help knowing what we know? 26
how big a laugh... reaches through the drums... everybody jumps 32
how forgotten leaves you... fumbling like a drunken clown... 39
how i write: 36
how many bad things tackled your truth today? 3
how many dots... how far they stretch into... the evening 37
how many miles on it... we used to put 27
how many pizzas... should i order... would you dream it... please... 41
how much... and when... some dripping stops... you'll miss it 35
how much would be empty... 43
how quiet it said you'll see... our tomatoes drizzle... or touching 31
how some things carry all the weight... a frightened 45
how... thin strings... struck 14
humming in my brain... like a sandpaper chainsaw... 12
hum theory... hum it... until you know it by hand... 30
hungry and then... an instant puddle... our feet 30
hurried like a yellow stump... got bees all up in there... 23
hurry, django... mama's in the car... the man say 40
hurry off... a blazing mist... and robins 22
hurry up... there's a cat in the dungeon deep... 8
hush and rush.. you like it best when 27
hush the wind's got a hole in it... there 13

i am too asleepy... too blooming 41
i can't tell you.. you wouldn't want to know that... 19
i didn't know how much it meant 1
i didn't mean anything... you misunderstood... 5
if a toad were darker... the morning would pass... 31
i felt like a dreadful person... my pages in scraps... 44
if i am angry you don't know it... you don't know it 21
if i said my hands were thick stone 15
if it becomes... once the light turns... becomes 29
if it comes back pretend you are an oak tree... 3
i forgot... was i supposed to pretend... not to be here... 40
if we had tried with more care to unravel 18
if you are alone at home... as i am alone at home... 45
if you can see me... tell them... 5
if you could see us now 2
if you don't get what you need from the letter carrier 1
if you don't lean on the pronouns everything will shimmer 22
if you just listened more... a girl like me had goldfish hair... 22
i got little red spiders bright as a toy 15
i had enough power to color the sky 9
i had it in ninth place 4
i had simmering a rigid complication... understood as a book 21
i like a chinese music for the acrobats... 4
i like this wall... you pretend to lean casually... against 42
i'll string it out... thinner... o... you'll never guess 28
i'll wait for the great crested concordance 13
imagine you could do this all your life and then 2
i make you... out to be... one of those misty wranglers... 46
i'm alarmed... a man alert... a loon... 25
i meant snow... not the late news... or the president falling... 42
i'm in song... it's traditional... and collapsing nearby... 29
immaculate opus... waterdreams in a beige season 38
i'm not counting now but will be soon... you dare me to 46
i'm not one of them but if i were... you'd be 31
i'm not talking to anyone... not to you... not to 6
i'm not talking to you... unless it was you who called last night... 13
imploded like a damp sonnet... the day asks for fruit and grain... 35
i'm sorry... i wasn't there... for you... darling 3
i'm still looking for the grammar they accused me of burying with 37
i'm the master of my... forgetfulness... qu'est-ce qu'il y a... 37
inadequate is unfortunate enough... 8
in... a driven 29
in advance of the circus comes a frog... a brown 9
inappropriately poetic... he called me useless and... other things... 34
in france we fell through books to the countryside... 19
in hand finally i got it... and stood for a still moment... 32
in handing over... handing over the eagle... biggest of all pictures 45
in hand... the pen becomes 15
in photos we're all the... undead... our age mangles 34
inside out... i told you... my revolution expects 27
inside these miraculous interventions we find 45
insisting while sitting... breathing... a pulse... what we wanted 37
in some context... your hands trill like robins... 23
instead you give a joining boost to the keeper 38
intended to... kind of leaning 1
in the box a stone relaxes... all good boys 17
"in this church these tracks runnin' one way..." 11
in tongues... now... a version 27
i owed it all... and tried to pay it back... 11
i really mean it... you know... and i say 25
i rose and fell in your esteem... something i forgot to become... 24
i run ahead for awhile... i wait for... you... or 31
i saw what you said... and took it away... tell me 39
I say unto you: there is no beginning and we do not tremble 23
i show no... smarty boy... you sent me out 31
is it black dirt or burnt earth... those 10
is the person here... in this ragged moment... 27
is this a grade... a moment... unstrung 27
i stood inside for awhile... waiting please... for the reasons... 29
is what a tree said losing some steam 43
it doesn't matter... something wrong with him 15
it has eaten most of our nervous... strangled most 20
it makes a kind of sense 1
i told her not to do... the dishes i told her... not 41
i told you this would not be acceptable... you know 7
it only lets you... no... how should i put it... 3
it's a flashlight... his name comes just before you need it... 12
it's against the law to be... worth 3
it's a hard world and going away is too sad... 28
it's all a guessing game... what did they mean 13
"It's not hard to think of examples of writers who 21
it's nothing... not broken... not loose at the third spoke... not 34
it's nothing... not so important 1
it's possible to see too many connections 4
it's the game... see... ya... take it easy... 12
it was long ago... 1
it wasn't exactly a voice in my head... entrances and exits... 23
it wasn't much fun anymore... a chore... you said... 14
it wasn't... the big thing... i mean... the big thing 26
it went all abstract... between the bells... 43
it will be quiet... now... for a few days... 33
"i've been waiting here for oh so long"... 18
i've got it happening... and hurrying through the romantic 28
i walk standing still... some good stuff...no... 9
i wanted that fish for myself... i slumped upright... 34
i wanted the baroque imagination... but it evaded 2
it was going to be about lacking a sense of humor 25
i was asking you nicely... and thunder... preposterous 45
i wasn't looking far enough... past your hair 25
i wasn't pretending... i was real... and calling 28
i wasn't talking enough... to them... to anyone... 26
i went swimming in the park... 24
"I wept this yesterday afternoon so all of this..." 37
i will never talk to you... put me somewhere... i don't care 23
i will set this here and you tell me what you see 16
i won't ask you to dance... pretend 16

jack writes... who has done 16
joint rivers... a stormy history... 29
just because i'm not talking about it... about it... 21

kept... what nature 24
kindness will study hard... and a memory defines your music... 19
knowing what details promote the steadiest surfaces 21
knowing what to call the plants along this path 21

lately version matters more... than singular... 46
laughing has opened a space for this god to fall down... 9
lessing arrives with a Smile... touring the Wreck Made... 29
let an electrical sign... let it utter... let it smile... 39
let something suddenly beautiful... call 10
lightlorn... a nuisance under benches and canvas... o dream 34
liking oranges and things of the sun... cool and hot 9
like these betrayals... these before your eyes... 30
liking a... probability we considered... then... 34
little things are not thoughts... what can you do 39
longer than gin or talking about... the trip... longer than a printer's nose... 35
look here... and carry a big stick... a thin stick 10
look out... if they catch those tears 19
look... some turned gray... 9
lost it again... and you thought we only had pencils... 3
lost it... just as well... it was a silly thing... a worn out leash 24

made a sleeping child... but under stress the wheels wobble... 44
made from a calling... it's green and easy like the day you 39
made quickly... as an address for weary travellers... somebody stops 46
make a bargain... quick 4
making something when the air is tired... 12
man... turning into emily dickinson's driveway... honk 43
marked and sorry... walked away... said 29
mark the line... how it stutters into... night 22
marshalling your resources... or believing in joy... a leap 39
massing on these borders... we doubted any sense 44
maybe finished with a slingshot... our stones go... maybe 35
meaning... the wilted stalk springs back once generosity prepares 35
meeting a cardinal... whorling... and known 20
mere sentimental like and as you said heroical slashing 32
monkeys and weasels... gypsies and thieves... 28
more cat food... dry chunks bleating in the dark.... an electrical 38
more from a notebook 11
more than a hundred things each look something alike... 20
more than enough stew for all the kids... and we're happy as panthers 41
more words... and made... a few options turning 35
moths held string flowers... up to my window 26
movement away from the chauffeur... or eyes like sweet coffee beans 46
mustn't unlock it too... far... 1
my angel argument continues when i see them 42
my arms under water... going horses... going through tunnels... 32
my book stained by... a strong light.... smokey pages... 25
my company settles claims you are calling me 39
my fame lay on the inexpensive end-table... bobbling 25
my formula's alright... what you said... what i read... 45
my god... i forgot... i am always forgetting 36
my goodness... and looses a torrent... a trickle 44
my hands think you have come... 1
my method likes you... a splendid forgery and a cold 34
my ordinary... hushes my ordinary... haste 40
my password mumbling... no no no... never 28
my piano heart breaks... here 36
my process a rude discipline i go and i stop 42
my score stood up... i was harping on the integers... collaborating 38
my secret code... a string of ants and flies wriggling... 36
My sissy remnant listens more carefully today... I am taller 30
my sonnet has eighteen lines... a broken toe... a nose 36
mystery handy and germane... terminal laughter... with goats... 34
my summer window... recalls a fairy fact... 22
my topics finally surrounded... i'm losing sleep and calling 42
my understanding crumbled into... romantic ideas 35

nearer this mongolian stew... than a geriatric boast... and this 39
never enough light, oregano calls it... i had to pretend 8
never never never all at once 19
new and certain... i come and i go... a flourescent slumber 30
new substance... slips from hands born... not made 27
new titles... 40
next comes hoping... just laughing... as windows shiver... 38
next comes... your interest in waste... a barrier... 34
next time bring plenty of red for the furniture... we like red 36
next to hearing... what the artists made... shivered some timbers... 38
next to this pearl gray vase you see... 11
next up... an uncertainty... a hestitation... a sparrow 24
nice to have hidden my hands in the sky... 21
no beginning and no end... something stays 8
nobody knows what happened... to formica... 29
nobody's looking... stop drifting... being so private 23
no crowns this morning... a flock of wet grasses... a voice 23
no c ussin ghere 1
no ideas this year... the weather makes us heavy... so 44
no... i prefer not... the phone frightens me... when it rings... 28
no longer looking for poems about frogs... looking for 36
no news here swings a siren out through leaf smoke... nothing 35
no... not a poem... a darker lane... suppose... 31
no one out there now... 12
no other other... no other 1
no seeing turns us into yearners... groping 19
not an elephant has to... 1
not a part of this conversation... i said smartly... 18
not as funny as a talking... or as wild... i forgot 42
not good... enough... in black affection... 4
no thank you... if i wasn't saying... i'd be 26
not here... no place to... say... 30
nothing but words... out by the garage... words 3
nothing came back from the sky... after the stone flew up 6
not just saying... not just any kind of thing... seen... 35
not like your subject... not like a good time 22
not mad... perfectly... what... 5
not nervous anymore... just... pretending 2
not one of you...trunks and tusks... unconnected and feeling 30
not so fast, alphonse... the green slopes of evening 18
not so fast... in the rectangle some true things lurk 3
not so perfect... send your hopeless bicycles back... 1
not to be taken... seriously not to be 30
not yellow but hovering beside a rowdy sun... 29
now a goldfinch might be a tailor... but you'd better speak plainly 19
now losing something at a distance... i can still see you... 41
now summon got a line... 1
now that popcorn is official... captain beefheart leads us 25
now that wasn't so bad... you've had 27
now the spongiform translations... howl in over 26
no words came down through the gutters 14
now regarding your latest... think of the crows some chilly morning... whose eyes 35
no... you weren't trying too hard 7

o... a puppet... let's see the man... there's a man... here 36
o but this enormous prophet... drizzles figures down the wall... 41
offering a broken finger... a license... my sincerity... 9
o god... not one of those... it's one of those... 26
oh boy... another one studies making... 2
o... it's alright to say... something 42
okay... the lumber has been cut... now 2
ok... you lose... some tiny particles have escaped... 7
older tells nor couldn't under blunder 1
o... my... blunderbuss... o my cardiac... 37
o my swineherd... courses of rain.... blue thunder 28
once i realized i was missing you before i knew you... i found 28
once promised a lift through... what they called the gardens... 39
once we had eaten all the animals we began to have visions... 12
one beat... i made it easy... no breath... a sentence 38
one had a grin... one had a wink... 18
only a matter of time... he knew me 7
onlyest thing i forgot to say was... bring 12
only ideas about falling... devoted nickels and pennies... 23
on the other side... a direct and deliberate discourse... 30
on the second turn take a minute to remember 1
on the street... i was looking 14
oops... said garcia lorca... 16
or accumulation... meant we finally went blind... 30
oranges from the south... a girl has her feet wrapped in silk... 37
orchidean thoughts like subtle predication... no 30
or feet... you forgot to mention... feet... 46
or fog is always different... and always... what if... 30
or fun... more happiness... a fortunate whackiness... Let's 32
organic invention... slows down my ridiculous... my impossibly... 42
organize history... get the words on time... tidy up 17
Or, it makes it unavoidably clear that you aren't aware of 26
or i wonder who you are... a blunder at evening or 44
orphic...now... o... who today says "orphic" 42
or play let me play... if you stand for it... anyway 23
or putting up with... comes to blind walking... 28
or serious enough in the back we said... there's something to see... 32
or under orders not to remember punch lines... not to remember 36
o so madness now... i will resemble a spark... and you 23
o still thought... you had a place... cold shack 22
o the purposes fall down... 3
our deliberate fingers drive home hoping 19
our sense of priorities shocks us... suddenly adrift 22
... out... from under... the drips 33
over the calf's head... a signal to believe in ghosts... that 39
over time i became a tense grammar... 25
over words a summer hovers... calling 15
o who's taken this music away... that made us so happy 28
o wishing the soup can away has troubled us... 21

paint... i don't get it... this blue curve 4
pedal faster, graymarch, pedal like the dickens 3
personality stands between... kingdoms... 9
pieced apart you know... sorted again... my history wiggles 23
plain sayings... heaped with rainy reason... poured 34
pleased to be... among the inessential harrumphs... 29
please read this information... before you 26
pleasure shapes us from the inside... a cat... 2
"poetry so loose that you have to wear spandex under it" (rsm)... 34
porcelain tubs... crazed... with feet... 17
precious... little... thing... we... stomped... 18
pretended to like it... never had much use for these rags 9
pretty picture and the words you said i got them 45
punch it quickly... brown box of sappy 13
put a mirror here... encoded after 22
put enough of us in a small enough room... and 10
putting his... fingers... putting his fingers just so... 36
"Putting some words down and relying on an apparent 31

quarantine under the stairs has us dreaming of small flowers... 46
quieter... inside a movie nobody sees anymore... 23
quiz me... call me your spanish dog... i had a thought 39

rain intensifies pushing down 7
rain said... open up a door... make a way 6
reaching the cat... and finally coffee cold 26
really no good... you know... desperate willies juggling copper 42
red-wing... in a big stone... 25
remaindered... shattered under a deadline... 15
remember to think in sentences... people like sentences 18
remote... i sent a picture to myself... and shocked myself... 23
rooms of kids... as we call them... 1
running turned out to be... less helpful than standing 10

sadness and things... 4
said borges over toast... and my approval... lost in a cough... 36
said pathos... it dribbles... inexcusably... 6
sang anything that came... 1
say... a simple convergence... a simple one... 42
saying goes far enough... then... 1
say it again... it keeps me awake... 22
say something marked for killing... o violence 21
scared of this night... flying, jilting, winding... a leaf 39
scattered they say... like a handful of pennies skipping 15
scatterly... abridged some way... days 43
scraps of the land... on it... an industrial... as in it... 45
seamed sheets of light and shadow... a nickel... gutter life 31
seems a purple crown wishes it were the sun... 23
see what i told you... beaten 27
self-turned badness... licks up the last insight... makes 31
set this small shimmer of light... an elliptical blotch... 7
shaped by forces unseen... they've stumped us again... 9
she wants justice.... a condition where everyone finally knows... 44
she was making a moral out of... string... 28
should we write the quote out... is she talking 37
sighted by the turning... the hymns blaze... resorting 40
since we don't say things... we'll have to dance 20
sit for the mud struggle... a portrait together... finally... 23
six hundred... fifteen thousand... one hundred... 33
six hundred thirty-two words slip down 11
slanted or thrown from a window... it's all politics... a blanket 38
slender chance... a bite in the morning... 16
sluggish enough... slow to think that you 13
slung back to the light... an extra minute sizzles 45
smaller hoses for the fire... a century of smoking 26
small ways tripped us... gently reorganized by texture and heft 23
soda crackers... heard from them after a long spell... 10
so durable... we hoped the grand refusal... could sustain 40
so it goes in the end... to have it written so simply... naked... 31
solid raga flippers... a just bludgeon... three varicose windows... 43
some bitter taste suddenly... at the back of your throat... 18
somebody said the world is strange... so 7
somebody with a big voice must be careful 10
some day trouble heads right for you... 5
some days you get to know something... 2
some heavy-handed aesthetic blindness... clumbers downstairs... 24
some hundred lines... a pack of smokes 20
some neil young in the morning... versions of life worth 32
some part of unhappiness... in the poem of your dendrites... 36
some small thing creeps in... and shivers 37
some... some wiser going... likens to a quarrel and figures 39
something held to your face... a thick cloth... 5
something in the sky turns into a substantial problem... 4
something just happened to his guitar... 5
something stops... you stop... they said 13
something to be said for... doing and doing a thing... 34
sometimes i get stuck inside my noun 40
sometimes i think there are better things to do... 25
soon a buzz... from the next treeless hill... sends the soldiers home 41
sorry love poem... sorry i can't write it... sorry world... 38
so simple you only had to call 16
so the code for sadness is hidden in newspapers... 19
so this machine relaxes... when you get home... it stills 32
spelling catches us... pouring... throwing out 25
spotted answers like underwear... hadn't 27
spun from the indian guitar... he laughs 10
standard deviation... never understood 18
stand away from the screen... they hold her picture up 7
stand down... avoid the wild children... 17
standing and swinging or... bending into terrific blue... 23
standing but not... on any thing... this freedom collaborates 39
standing for the wall... toward the wall... a shell 19
stand on the stage and speak 11
stand outside the season... put your autobiography 10
stark yesterday... and stood up like a hoper... 35
start with a noun here... 44
stay please in the jingling door stay haply minted 43
stepped onto a furious path... and regretted it 7
still it comes from nothing in the sunlight... 23
stood outside for a few minutes and let 24
stop stop stop stop it says redeemed in the grey light 22
streets... says jessica ... 43
stricken, for example, when the lamp fails to light 4
strings... and said walls... no one wall 41
stumbling has its way... the wrong words... 5
stupidity... well that says enough doesn't it... i was going 32
sturdy resources for stupid poets... on sale now... 39
succulent vertigo... the ganges of hysteria 38
sudden language for the solstice... 19
suddenly the words stop... something goes solid... 12
sun in my eyes o sun in my eyes 4
suppose you got a good deal on this picture 8
supposed an excited one... slipped over... then 28
surely basted... for good... under my eyes... with enough sense 32
sure stumble grinning... they love you for it... blue fog 31
surly as a surgeon... o that's good... fortunate 40

take it apart... get under the hood... unplug it 1
take it... this order to take it... this breath... 18
taken... seriously taken... one small yellow note 32
take the cellist... talk to him 3
talking back to the book... in another language 25
talking unsettles... ideas everywhere like flies and dust... 17
tangled and fell 30
teacher teach yourself... 12
television noise through the wall... 7
telling without a finger pointing... has come full circle... 25
tell me more.. did it move when you kicked it... did it 8
tell us you have something to tell us... then 6
terrible messages roll in from the north... 5
terror duet... 20
that empty air called silent 1
that nonsense tumbled down so we wanted more 20
that voice couldn't be mine... so interesting... 21
the bad writing will not say... or cannot 6
the capital of spain is madrid... where oranges were invented... 11
the complicated part... you understand... 1
the ecstatic will not arrive... our aluminum clock shines... 21
the first day on location 13
The greatest and most influential of Plato's students was Aristotle. 30
Then a hush... 19
the net had... the tale begins... you see Me... 30
the next surrender takes him inside 38
then falling away from jazz... hurry... we've got to breathe more... 45
then i'll take a dozen broken ones... tie me down 5
then pictures made firm gestures and wilted... like religion 37
then source it simple for the otters... a thin 11
then this architect walks into a bar and says... 3
the obscure pome hits a wall we made... 15
the person here has handled disappointment 25
the poets have fun together... bleeding together 26
the poet's spiritual life wired... and finally bright 43
the real sadness didn't come as a wave... it was a box 46
there was / storytellin 40
these kids they got... no sense... 12
these names falling... and finally buffalo wings... for jack... 40
these remarks remind me to assert... before evening... 38
These things have opened up a space inside me. 38
the shell... secreted... from a yearning... 17
The syndrome... called me Precocious... left me in neutral... 29
the water flown in from... somewhere... 2
the way we tolerate this quiet difficulty in a kid... this surly 4
the work... bitter near the end... 45
they... 12
they're taking the trees away... today... 17
they told me not to like her... in the late recordings 26
think that they want it some way... you read in them... 19
This Folder is Empty... 5
this is just a test... 1
this is my homework... it has a hat you can borrow 4
this is where my madness went... 1
this kind of... thinking takes us quickly through the alphabet 31
this... like a predisposition or an exceptionally 34
this morning... the lawyer folds reasons 24
this noise... inside my line... presumes a storm 34
this one gave me some trouble... i coughed for a week 46
this time... double your chances... you get 14
this time you will take me into some garden 21
this unknown... incident... missing a shoe... when he comes 43
this violence precludes... feeling bad... 4
this wasn't my life... stripped and swinging... branch... 42
this will not do. 8
thought had to send... an arm for teaching older students... 32
tired and hollow... we tried to connect our puzzlement 41
tissue is toilet paper hand me some 43
To be fair, this is an above average poem for Hall 31
too many rs... that's "ares"... suggest congestion 40
too much bad poetry... with its tongue out 5
too smart to say the funny thing... we say the regular 46
traced a scrap of torn paper... 4
trapped like a rat...as they say 2
tricks and thank you... we are going out looking... 42
tried to open it... cut my finger... i don't think 36
tripping the vacuum cleaner... up... so the hall flips down 38
troubling certainty... you said... 17
trusting not enough... cans of soup uphold a range of virtue... 30
trusting sight... we draw a cert... no... what was i saying... 28
trying hard to understand... but air rushes in 17
trying too hard... thinking turns 16
turned like an explorer into a crafty... violence... 34
turning ourselves inside out... 12
turn this into your natural moment... you can use it... 35
twenty seven... now thirty two... pencil dots 3
twenty-two by fifteen... severs the fibrous pulse... 40
two horses on a green slope... a white one... a black one 7
two small figures in a much larger space... are they white and green... 22

unclose your syllabus... stumble up 12
understand... this new species wants no operation... 26
under the limit... elephant had it hard... we're all 45
under tones that send us hopping... 27
undone and yet complete enough... the arrow... the committee... 32
unfound... 1
ungrateful pome... a flat one shuttles across... no bumps 24
universe of twinging moments... like a bad back day... errors 42
unmarriageable and unforeseen... my project cried 40
up certainly... or tumbler in a sofa... we'll arrange 29

varicose intentions make me crazy... you too 27
various auto-pilot playfully ambi-meaningless 30
very funny... frank and larry standing with their backs 4
very poor feathers... spoken all the way down... in cold 37

waiting for your flight turns me into... a quill... or a nib... a bitter pint... 36
wait it's happening here... a colossal refutation... a fortunate blue 32
warming up ... they call it... 1
was country music... smart enough for the undoing... 34
wasn't that a blue version of our carpenter... in a dovecote... 36
watch out 45
we all have to figure out who we are 16
we are not supposed to talk about it... 2
wear shoes in the house... 2
we like to think they speed up to some 8
well... a deepening softens the granite volume... 46
Well kick my butt... help me up... my sacred fingers... 29
we'll start... in ninety seconds... a trumpet has 29
we prosed our way to monday... 22
weren't you remarkable... handsome and perceptive... 40
we're off and running... he's not a junior... so... 10
we sat around laughing at utopia's funny story 8
we saw hundreds by the water... and sent 25
we start to fall apart... cell from cell... not like trees in autumn... sure... 17
we were all very happy when the archduke arrived. 1
we were busy ending parties and resting up 5
what about... solitude... pretending a rush... 28
what creeps into saying... has always been there 17
what do you want this time of morning 19
what happened stood on my toes... 21
what happens... the line stands over its pretty victim... no... 37
what happens to stale words when the sun appears... 9
what head says whirling... lighted... those voices in the hall... 41
what i didn't know was pulling me into big wind... 25
what i expected... sweet marjoram... came bundled... 44
what is the line... a door turns... and we have found 24
what i told you ain't no lie... 33
what part of the light held your day... hallucinations 28
what passes for... loving it... a noticeable enthusiasm 36
what seems to know more than 19
what seized us... tumbled us out into living 9
what sense there was... made us loud... 33
what skip james promised when honey's eyes went bad... 46
what the fly said... trapped... ungrateful... or puzzled... 35
what the ground said and the rain 32
what the italian said... at lunch... we're at our best 29
what the television said... we called it an orbit... took us 37
what tone... some regret... any sided... 41
what we meant in our big pants... struck 33
what you call... tired or a bit weary... who talks 32
what yr doing down beggar way... tricks us into thinking 41
when a public signal calls us to the square 8
when breaking becomes a habit 6
when gentle farmers clap their hands the whole field rises up 23
when is it time when is it... when it will go... when it says 32
when i started to say how frightened... no i never said how frightened.. 13
when someone dies your hands disappear 21
when the sun spoke this morning 13
when the war begins... take any lie for a walk... 5
when you get tired of this 15
when you go we become ideas... thin and sultry... 6
where did the saying go... where did the words... 41
where it comes from smells like old books and worry sweat... 37
which hands understood as... the version we knew... ourselves 39
who is this? did it rain for you as it did for me? 17
who likes to be smarter and more compassionate than someone... 19
whom I... suggested by the flicker... was I 30
who rang that bell down there... had better 11
whose spirituality... a sudden affection for hereabouts... 24
whose voice had.. o... an author smoking... no... 39
"who will sit in a corner autistically counting sand grains" 32
why is everyone smarter than i am... more 7
Why would Anyone... care to... Read... into the Forest 29
with an inability... to lose himself in a crowd... or forget 35
with a vengeance... and rudely.. with a vengeance 29
without the indicated font... this looks like 7
without this face we recognize history 19
without us and putting off the necessary... i meant... you can 38
with the book in my hands... make me eat partial vision... 34
woke me up when you stumbled in... 1
word block word and wood 1
wrapping paper... you understand it... justice and never 45
write around the stump... 17

yellow in color looks wally... but in black and white... sting it 23
yes... i am pretending to be awake... and spelling simple words 23
yes... i'd like to break history 27
yes... some questionable rain... 21
you are afraid of trees 16
you are not smart enough to say... just 9
you aren't good enough... not... 9
you can always imagine a life lit from the inside... 4
you can get lost in it... or if you have any friends... your finality 37
you can pretend this is something... you shouldn't say 41
you can't do much by saying everything 29
you can't leave it like this... a suspended sentence... longing 39
you don't have to know how difficult it has been... 19
you don't have to know what they are talking about 4
you don't want to meet them... let them 16
you expected a redness... and then a single violin 43
you find yourself swatting black bugs up against 8
you gotta serve somebody... all the people said 38
you have no rite to be sad... 14
you haven't gotten tired... given up... yet... 17
you know i'd give it all up for you 10
young brother john... had eyes for a line... 33
you see we are all here now so you can 11
your changes have been saved... slumber youth... 42
your statement turned me into a floating bug... never mind... 22
your talk for twenty minutes is... fascinating... 11
you think it's... 2
you've had enough... standing up... against 7
you weren't ready for permission... had expected a grim... a 8
you will make a pome about a room... and call it 9

zero has enough to do... with all these kind 7
zone... some interference comes across the yard... busting over 33

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