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Subject: RESTAURANTS
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ALL-NIGHT DINERS, by DENIS JOHNSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At another table, some south americans are singing
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


ALL-NITE LUNCHROOM, by JOHN FREDERICK NIMS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Shallow nature, pleased
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


ARTHUR BRYANT'S, KANSAS CITY, MO- OR, CUBAN POET GORGES HIMSELF...., by VIRGIL SUAREZ                Poet's Biography
First Line: Entropy is the daily topic here, how sauces ooze off plastic trays
Subject(s): Hispanic Americans; Restaurants; Food & Eating; Kansas City, Missoufri; Latinos


AT BICKFORD'S, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You should understand that I use my body now for everything
Subject(s): Aging; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


AT THE HALF NOTE CAFE (VERSION B), by IRA SADOFF    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once I heard him play
Subject(s): Ammons, Gene (1925-1974); Jazz; Music & Musicians; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


BALLADE OF THE IDEAL WAITER, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some people sigh for a waiter who's humble
Last Line: —I want a waiter who'll leave me alone!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Restaurants; Waiters & Waitresses; Cafes; Diners


BREAKFAST AT THE WESTERN CAFE, by JIM PETERSON    Poem Text            
First Line: Rain has muddied the river, someone says
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


CAFE NOTRE DAME, by LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A sort of sexual trauma
Last Line: Of their passion
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


CAFE TORTONI ('81), by WILLIAM ROSE BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Edouard manet (solus)
Last Line: I left them—well—a living world!
Subject(s): Bars & Bartenders; Food & Eating; France; Restaurants; Pubs; Taverns; Saloons; Cafes; Diners


CAFES IN DAMASCUS, by LETITIA ELIZABETH LANDON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Languidly the night-wind bloweth
Last Line: Could be such a dream!
Alternate Author Name(s): L. E. L.; Maclean, Letitia
Subject(s): Damascus, Syria; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


CHRISTMAS DINNER AT CHILDS', by WILSON PUGSLEY MACDONALD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yesterday the merchant-men
Last Line: To my land a hundred songs.
Subject(s): Christmas; Food & Eating; Restaurants; Nativity, The; Cafes; Diners


COMING SOON, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I placed one toe
Last Line: It said it did not need me.
Subject(s): Cold; December; Restaurants; Time; Waiters & Waitresses; Cafes; Diners


DINING [OR, EATING] OUT ALONE, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through two layers of glass
Last Line: Of which I am one, dining out alone
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


DINNER IN A QUICK LUNCH ROOM, by STEPHEN VINCENT BENET    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Soup should be heralded with a mellow horn
Last Line: And gorge the sticky mess these fools call food!
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


ELYSIAN FIELDS, by MARILYN HACKER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Champs elysees of broadway' says the awning
Last Line: Under the awning frmo behind the glass
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


GOODBYE HELLO IN THE EAST VILLAGE, by MOLLY PEACOCK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three tables down from allen ginsberg we sit
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


HOLY THURSDAY, by PAUL MULDOON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: They're kindly here, to let us linger so late
Subject(s): Maundy Thursday; Restaurants; Farewell; Waiters & Waitresses; Cafes; Diners; Parting


HOMAGE TO H & THE SPEEDWAY DINER, by BERNADETTE MAYER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


I HAD BUT FIFTY CENTS, by ANONYMOUS    Poem Text            
First Line: I took my girl to a fancy ball
Last Line: "take my advice, don't try it twice / if you've got but fifty cents!"
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes;diners


IN A CAFE, by FRANCIS LEDWIDGE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kiss the maid and pass her round
Last Line: Their hearts at peace, their god above them.
Subject(s): Restaurants; Soldiers; World War I; Cafes; Diners; First World War


IN A CHOP-SUEY JOINT, by HARRY HIBBARD KEMP    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Climb up a flight of darkly-winding stair
Last Line: Whose voice betrays her painted wantonness.
Subject(s): Dirt; Poverty; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


IN A RESTAURANT, by WILFRID WILSON GIBSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He wears a red rose in his buttonhole
Last Line: On rose-red seas of melody aswim.
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


IN A RESTAURANT, by SARA TEASDALE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The darkened street was muffled with snow
Last Line: And once more on your shoulders fell the snow.
Alternate Author Name(s): Filsinger, Ernest B., Mrs.
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


IN THE GLORIOUS YEMEN RESTAURANT, by KHALED MATTAWA    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: 25 on atlantic avenue, faces kneaded
Subject(s): Restaurants; Immigrants; Arab Americans; Cafes; Diners; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


INITIAL CONDITIONS, by MARVIN BELL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The way the sun will slant
Last Line: As you breathe, let your chest sag to feel bone
Subject(s): Books; History; Restaurants; United States; Washington (State); Reading; Historians; Cafes; Diners; America


JIM'S ALL-NIGHT DINER, by JAMES TATE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Solemnity around the samovar
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


LANDRUM'S DINER, RENO, by DORIANNE LAUX    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We slouch, half-asleep on christmas day
Last Line: What more we could want?
Subject(s): Comfort; Love; Nevada; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


LOSS OF APPETITE, by WALT MASON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When julia rang the dinner bell, I used to
Last Line: Cabbage and a tart.
Subject(s): Appetite; Dinners & Dining; Food & Eating; Hunger; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


MACARONI, by ARTHUR GUITERMAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis made of the flour of wheat, so they say
Last Line: And don't you forget the chianti!
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Food & Eating; Italian Americans; New York City; Pasta; Restaurants; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Spaghetti; Lasagna; Noodles; Macaroni; Cafes; Diners


MELODY IN A RESTAURANT, by CONRAD AIKEN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Last Line: My errand is not so simple as it seems
Subject(s): Music & Musicians; Restaurants


MONA'S TACO, by NAOMI SHIHAB NYE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear mona, do you know
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


NIGHT WAITRESS, by LYNDA HULL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Reflected in the plate glass, the pies
Alternate Author Name(s): Wojahn, David, Mrs.
Subject(s): Music, Rock; Restaurants; Waiters & Waitresses; Rock & Roll; Cafes; Diners


OLD MILL TEA-ROOM, by FLORENCE CROW    Poem Text            
First Line: They could not have imagined this when they came down in the mornings
Last Line: The cool swift cut of the race?
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


ON THE BEARING OF WAITRESSES, by RODNEY JONES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Always I thought they suffered, the way they huffed
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


PATIENCE, by CAROL FROST    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The man raises his eyes from the table and gazes at the murals of women
Last Line: How patient and unchanged the onlookers
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


PLEASURE, by DEAN YOUNG    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One of those times I knew even then
Subject(s): Restaurants; Pleasure; Cafes; Diners


PRESSED DUCK, by FREDERICK SEIDEL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Caneton a la presse at the now extinct cafe chauveron
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


REDNECK RIVIERA, by CHARLIE SMITH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We ate at a poor restaurant
Last Line: Like ashes on the lips of the dead
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


RESTAURATEUR WITH MUSIC, by MALCOLM COWLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Knishes, kisses
Subject(s): Restaurants; Jews; Cafes; Diners; Judaism


RISTORANE VITTORIA, MILAN, by LAWRENCE FERLINGHETTI    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Three baldheaded men at the next table
Last Line: Of the whole charade
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


SHORT-ORDER COOK, by JIM DANIELS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An average joe comes in
Subject(s): Cooking & Cooks; Popular Culture - United States; Restaurants; Cookery; Cafes; Diners


SPILLED, by HEATHER MCHUGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The waiter dropped a tray of glassware and
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


SUNFLOWER ROCK, by PAUL BLACKBURN            Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


SUNNYSIDE ROAD, by TIMOTHY LIU    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Six stone lions standing guard
Subject(s): Restaurants; Love; Cafes; Diners


TENDERLY, by STEPHEN DOBYNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It's not a fancy restaurant, nor is it
Last Line: Darling, touch me there, tenderly, one more time!
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


THE AVENUES, by DAVID ST. JOHN    Poem Text         Recitation by Author     Poet's Biography
First Line: Some nights when you're off
Subject(s): Solitude; Night; Restaurants; City & Town Life; Love; Bedtime; Cafes; Diners


THE BALLAD OF BOUILLABAISSE, by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A street there is in paris famous
Last Line: -- here comes the smoking bouillabaisse!
Subject(s): Friendship; Paris, France; Restaurants; Travel; Cafes; Diners; Journeys; Trips


THE BOHEMIANS OF BOSTON AND THEIR WAYS; A MEMORY OF THE JACOBEAN CRAZE, by FRANK GELETT BURGESS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The 'orchids' were as tough a crowd
Last Line: "this shocking outrage -- ""beacon h -- ll!"
Alternate Author Name(s): Burgess, Gelett
Subject(s): Boston; Clubs (Associations); Evil; Police; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


THE DINER, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If I order a sandwich and get a plate of ham and eggs instead
Last Line: Now when in hell did I buy this diner and who needs it
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


THE LOW BLACK SQUARE, by ANSELM HOLLO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is a table
Last Line: They're just some flowers
Subject(s): Dinners & Dining; Guests; Restaurants; Tables; Visiting; Cafes; Diners


THE MIDGET, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In this cafe durruti
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


THE MOST, by HEATHER MCHUGH    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The dining room is empty at the country inn
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


THE PARTIAL EXPLANATION, by CHARLES SIMIC    Poem Text         Recitation     Poet's Biography
First Line: Seems like a long time
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


THE RESTAURANT, by DAVID IGNATOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The restaurant I walk into expects me to have the cash or credit
Last Line: Excitement, combat, power and domination?
Subject(s): Restaurants; Brotherhood; Disappointment


THE TWO, by PHILIP LEVINE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When he gets off work at packard, they meet
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Restaurants; Language; Past; Grief; Male-female Relations; Cafes; Diners; Words; Vocabulary; Sorrow; Sadness


THERE IS WIND, THERE ARE MATCHES, by GERALD STERN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A thousand times I have sat in restaurant windows
Subject(s): Civilization; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


THEY EAT OUT, by MARGARET ATWOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In restaurants we argue
Variant Title(s): Nine Untitled Poems: 2
Subject(s): Restaurants; Immortality; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners; Cafes; Diners


THEY EAT OUT, by MARGARET ATWOOD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In restaurants we argue
Variant Title(s): Nine Untitled Poems: 2
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


TO A RED-HEADED DO-GOOD WAITRESS, by ALAN DUGAN    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Every morning I went to her charity and learned
Last Line: A policeman and a wrong sonnet in fifteen lines
Subject(s): Restaurants; Sonnets (As Literary Form); Cafes; Diners


TRAVELLERS, by TONY HOAGLAND    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In the coffee shops and restaurants
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


TWENTY BLOCKS, by EGMONT HEGEL ARENS    Poem Text            
First Line: The daughters of the rich
Last Line: For my soul's quickening. ...
Subject(s): Food & Eating; Hunger; Restaurants; Upper Classes; Cafes; Diners


WAITRESS, by KARL SHAPIRO    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whoever with the compasses of his eyes
Subject(s): Restaurants; Waiters & Waitresses; Women; Cafes; Diners


WAITRESS, by JASON SHINDER    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There is a table in the back where she opens
Last Line: Not to keep it, but holdit long enough to change
Subject(s): Popular Culture - United States; Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


WHITE CONDUIT HOUSE, by WILLIAM WOTY    Poem Text            
First Line: Wished sunday's come: mirth brightens every face
Last Line: So long, white conduit house, shall be thy fame.'
Subject(s): Collective Behavior; Food & Eating; Houses; Restaurants; Waiters And Waitresses; Mobs; Crowds; Cafes; Diners


WILL WATERPROOF'S LYRICAL MONOLOGUE; MADE AT THE COCK, by ALFRED TENNYSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O plump head-waiter at the cock
Last Line: And one became head-waiter.
Alternate Author Name(s): Tennyson, Lord Alfred; Tennyson, 1st Baron; Tennyson Of Aldworth And Farringford, Baron
Variant Title(s): Will Waterproof's Lyrical Monologue
Subject(s): Restaurants; Cafes; Diners


WORKING BLACK, by DAVID RIVARD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The part of stockholm I saw at 22, I saw as an employee & thief
Subject(s): Restaurants; Jobs; Immigrants; Cafes; Diners; Emigrant; Emigration; Immigration


YOUTH, by SAMUEL DUFF MCCOY    Poem Text            
First Line: You say new york is lovelier than ever?
Last Line: But, oh, how gay it was! What prophecies!
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Food & Eating; New York City; Restaurants; Youth; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple; Cafes; Diners