Sunday, March 27, 2011

Index of First Lines

Please read this poem and other fantastic found poems in the Fall 2011 issue of The Found Poetry Review. And thanks to Jenni Baker and everyone else at TFPR for selecting my poem!

—Martin A. Bartels

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  1. Index of First Lines is taken from the index of the same name, published in “Literature and Life, Book Three” by Edwin Greenlaw and Dudley Miles, 1929 (Scott, Foresman and Company). I took some liberties with punctuation, but left them in alphabetical order for the odd coincidence of their accidental lyricism. The poems cited include: “The Secret of the Sea” (H.W. Longfellow); from “Tristram,” (E.A. Robinson); “A Noiseless, Patient Spider” (W. Whitman); from “Friendship” (R.W. Emerson); “Lost” (Carl Sandburg); “A Peck of Gold,” (Robert Frost); “Woodnotes I,” (R.W. Emerson); “Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun,” (W. Whitman); “Acquainted With the Night” (R. Frost); “Hymn to the Night” (H.W. Longfellow); “The Problem” (R.W. Emerson); “A Day,” Emily Dickinson; “Voluntaries,” (R.W. Emerson); “Most Men Know Love,” (Henry Timrod); “Hymn of the City,” (William Cullen Bryant); “Skipper Ireson’s Ride,” (John Greenleaf Whittier); “Anne Rutledge” from Spoon River Anthology, (Edgar Lee Masters); “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking,” (Walt Whitman); “Reluctance,” (Robert Frost); “The Wood-Pile,” (Robert Frost); “A Forest Hymn,” (William Cullen Bryant); “Little Boy Blue,” (Eugene Field); “The Bivouac of the Dead” (Theodore O’Hara); “Travel,” (Edna St. Vincent Millay); “William H. Herndon” from Spoon River Anthology, (Edgar Lee Masters); “The Reaper and the Flowers,” (H.W. Longfellow); “Ulalume,” (Edgar Allen Poe); “The Sky Is Low,” (Emily Dickinson); “Green River,” (William Cullen Bryant); “Birches,” (Robert Frost); “After Business Hours,” (Richard Hovey); “At the Crossroads,” (Richard Hovey).