Allan Grohe's Poetry
This page brings together the poems from my thesis, Migration Patterns, as well as the "new" poems I've written since April
1996, and the various "Door Poems"
that I've written since 1997 or so.
This page is a bit of an experiment/work in progress,
since I'm trying to create a unified book or two by taking the best from the various
"sets" of poems, so that I can sell it to a publisher. Of course, simply
publishing them myself is always an option as well (in book form: the web's
nice, but poetry demands physicality and form, which is best provided in a book).
consists of the first three sections of poems listed below, while I have created a few
more since first organizing my thesis (including the section entitled Migration
Patterns, just to further confuse the issue). If you look closely you'll
notice that some poems appear in multiple sections--that's because, depending on which
organization scheme I choose, a given poem could appear in various sections.
In case this wasn't obvious, all the poems are copyright
(c) 1995 - 2001 by Allan T. Grohe, Jr., all rights are reserved, and the poems cannot be
reproduced without my prior permission (save for review excerpts).
If you have any thoughts, suggestions, and/or
criticisms, please feel free to email me
with them. Thanks!
Closer Side of Night
- Picture Frames
- The Middle Ground
- solitaire with orange slices
among the novembers
5th and Michigan
- Whitman's Winter
bridges, and non-euclidean geometry
- italian tarot nightmare
- Mother And Son
for the Oak King
- Stark and Gloomy Souls
- dehydration dreams
- The Ferryman
- Sewing Kit
- The Black Knight
- Twilight's Allure
- After October
- Blue Room
- Paris Morning
- Domestic Recipes
- Sky and
- Painting the Ben Franklin
- The Wall
Perceptions and Memory
This is basically a whole seperate category of
semi-poems, so I created a new page for them. Door
Poems were created under the influence of magnets, so to speak, whether from Magnetic
Poetry Kits or online versions of the same.
These poems were all inspired by images
shot by my good and dear friend Doug Hesse, of black
dog imageworks. We have planned a small-press book of images and poems,
but haven't worked on it for awhile. Hopefully it won't go the way of The
Belly Button Book (which, alas, went the way of the stegosaurus . . . ).
- an untitled forks poem
The Fork Hegemony
The Roots of Forks
I was captivated by fogs for awhile: morning fogs
en route to work, fogs at night along the lake, fogs in Chile, etc. I wrote several
fog poems as a result, mostly throughout 1996 and 1997. In many ways, they're about
me searching for how to deal with the confusion caused by the end of my marriage, though
that's not the case across the board.
Here they are: Allan Grohe's Fog Poem
- Chilean Fog
The Many Colours of Fog
my world of fogs
Summer Morning Fog
In a Fog
I realized that I've been writing verses all about
voices lately: voices of friends, voices I admire, voices that move me.
For Sarah McLachlan
Listen to the Sea
Her Voice (for Meredith)
Emily's Song (for Emily Dickinson)
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