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This index lists every poem on the website in alphabetical order by title. The poems marked in bold-face have been published in poetry magazines not edited by me.

A Bike Ride to Heaven
A Cabin in the Woods
A Concert in the Unfinished School
A Farmboy Who Became a Sailor
A Fence Lizard in March
A Forest Meditation
A Green Measuring Worm
A Hitchhiker’s Drawings
A Honeybee on Dandelions
A Nineteenth Century Art Dealer
A Painting of Mill Creek
A Pine Grove at Dawn
A Pond at the Donner Pass Rest Stop
A Pregnant Ex-Lover
A Simple Moment
A Toad Sketched in Ballpoint
A Vanishing Tragedy

Abigail Burgess
Accidental Goddess
Act One
After Graduating
After Midnight, Near Kailua
After the Battle
After the Nurse Left
After the Pancakes
Alabaster Agony
Alligator Lizard Love
Anime Love
Anna Maria
Anna Maria Tube Slide
Another Spring
Another Tuesday
Ant Comics
Aptitude Test
Arcata After Midnight
Arcata Bay
Arcata Bay Sunset
Arches National Park
Armed Rebel
Around the Corner
Ashtabula County
At a Science Fiction Convention
At a Vertebrate Morphology Class
At Davis Lake
At Short Lake
At the Allosaur Mud Hole
At the Fairfax Quick-Clean
At the Magic Maple
Au Train Bay
Au Train Lake
August Creek

Babe in Black Velour
Baby Rusty
Balinese Welcoming Dance
Balloon Angioplasty
Baseball in the Dark
Basketball Bus
Bayhorse Lake
Beads and Tiedyed Curtains
Bear Butte
Bear Tooth Pass
Bed Quest
Before Christmas
Before Returning to Buffalo
Being Human
Between Me and What I Want to Be
Between the Lines
Beware of the Rustigator
Big Deal
Biography Shows
Bits of Beauty
Black Noise
Blackberry Shadows
Blind Date
Bodega Inn
Bolinas Lagoon, Evening
Bolinas Lagoon, Morning
Boulder Flat
Briceland Pond
Briceland Sunrise
Bridge Slumped
Bryce Canyon
Bull Elk
Burning Brush
Burning Red
Burnt Potatoes
Bursts of Typing
By the Lights of Guerneville Bridge

California Rainbow Festival
Calling Alligators
Can You Fix My Pelton Wheel?
Can’t Deal With Nancy
Carlsbad Caverns
Casablanca Jury Assembly
Cats and the Wood Stove
Cave Mountain
Change My Life
Character Flaws
Characteristics of an Old Cat
Charles Darwin Facing Innocence
Child of the City
China Creek Outlaws
City of Rocks
Claude Monet
Claude Monet and the Colors of Death
Claude Monet at Etretat
Clear Lake
Clearwater Falls
Clearwater River
Climbing Medicine Bow Peak
Coldest Morning Yet
Collecting a Family
Collecting Samples
Colors of Chili
Coming Home Late
Computer Music
Conceptual Art and the Student Strike
Coquille River Lighthouse
Coquina Beach
Corduroy Iguana
Cottonwood Campground
Cottonwood Springs
Cow Lake
Cracking Ice
Crater Rim Trail
Creature of Twilight
Crossing the Country
Crows on a Freeway
Cuddle and Caress
Cutting Firewood
Cutting Glass
Cuyahoga River Nocturne
Cypress Moon

Dance of Love
Davis Lake
Dawn Comes Too Early
Day and Night
Daylight Window Sky
De Smets
Dead Man’s Creek
Decomposed Noodle Necklace
Did they see each other?
Discussion at the Poetry Reading
Disturbance of the Peace
Doing This Again
Donna’s House
Double Feature
Down Home Country Stress
Down the Coast
Draft Exam
Draft Exemption
Dragonfly’s Perch
Dragons For Sale
Drawing Before and After
Dreams of Thunder
Drinking the Trout Stream
Drops of Cuyahoga
Dugout Lake

Early Spring
Earth Sciences
Easy Ryder Truck
Eclipse of the Moon
Edge of the Garden
Ellen Plays Piano
Enigmatic Image
Erie, Pennsylvania
Extended Mix
Extreme Frugality

Family Lawyer
Field Museum
Finding a Lover
Fire and Water
Fire in the Rain
Fire Season
First Crickets
First Person Singular
First Time
Fishing Camp at Soapstone Cove
Float Creek
Flood Rain
Flowers in the Rain
For Barbara
For Janet
For Laura
For Mary
For Nancy
Forest Garden Music
Forget-Me-Not, Forget-Me
Fred Permenter
Fresh Perspective
From a Log
From Elk Ridge in Early Summer
From Galileo's Notebooks
Full Moon Kittens

Garberville Twilight
Garden of the Gods
GED Exam Freeze
Gelatin Landscape
Geology of the Moon
Getting Closer
Ghost Story
Going North
Gold Watches, Black Raspberries
Goodbye, Norma Miller
Grayed Out
Great Blue Heron
Great Grandma Hippie-Hippie
Green Mountain Meadows
Growing Up Fast
Guard Duty

Hale Bopp
Halfway Through My Life
Halloween Candy
Happy Face
Harmonic Convergence
Have a Good Night
He Wanted Us to Visit
Heart Attack
Heartwood Massage Students
Heceta Head Lighthouse
Here Now
Here We Are Again
Hessler Road Vignette
High School History
High Wind at Red Sand Beach
Home Site
Home Sweet Car
How Often Our Eyes Meet
Huckleberry Bushes
Humboldt Redwoods
Humbug Mountain
Hungry Water Striders
Hunter’s Moon

I Can’t Say Very Much
I Want to Know You
I’m Fine
I’m Trying to Concentrate
Ida Lewis
Identity or Something Like That
Imagine a New Year
Impending Birth
In a Pennsylvania Gorge
In My Room
In the Hallway
In the Middle of a Cove
In the Office of a Nonprofit Art School
In the Yolla-Bolly Wilderness
In This Time of Loss
Ina’s Troubles
Increasing Chance of Rain
Indigo Creek
Indigo Springs
Inside a Smile
Inspired at a Poetry Reading
Irises and Blackberries
Iron Bog Rocks
Irony and Piety
Island in the Sky
Island Volcanos
It’s March, and Already

January Dawn
Jim Gibbs
John Young’s Bed
Journey to a Subterranean World
Jury Duty

Kamakaze Deer
Kathy Epling
Kelly Creek and Hoodoo Pass
Kitchen Light
Klamath River Smoke
Kwaku Dadey

La Barge Meadow
Labor Day Weekend
Lake MacBride
Lake Pillsbury
Lap Dancer
Last Sunday Evening
Late July
Late Summer Sounds
Laura Plays Piano
Leaning Toward the House
Learning How
Leaving Jacoby Plaza
Let It Rain More
Let Me Stop and Look At the Map
Letter From a Rock
Life After Bobby
Life After Firewood
Like a Martian Machine
Like Crystal Beads
Little Bear Lake
Living With Six Cats
Locked in the Lab
Lord Dunsany on the Internet
Lost Love

Mad Laughter
Mad River Beach
Maggie’s Kittens
Man Versus Fish
Marriage Mirage
Mary and I
Mary and I Sat on the Bench
Mary Campbell’s Cave
Mary’s Room
Mary’s Whispers
Mattole River at Honeydew
Maybe She’s Close
Medicine Bow Peak
Meeting Nancy
Meeting Vashti
Mental Hospital
Mentor Marsh
Midnight to Midnight
Mineral Lick
Mississippi River Trilogy
Moonlit Mountain
Moonlit Snow
Morning at Noon, December
Morning Cows
Morning Rain
Morning with Family and Cats
Mother and Daughter
Mount Shasta
Mount Whitney
Mount Whitney Trailhead
Mountain Lion
Moving In
Moving Swordferns
Much Ado About Nothing
Murphy’s Lake
Museum Highway Blues
Museum in Pittsburgh
Music Inside
Mutant Fruit Flies
My House Is Not Empty
My Own Little World
My Pronghorn Video
My Vision May Not Be Yours

Nailing Plywood
Nancy at the Creek
Nancy in Florida
Nancy’s Trailer
Neanderthal Jewelry
Near the Beginning
Near the End
Need Something
Negative Virtues of Hellenistic Philosophers
Never Mind Why
New Year’s
New Year, New Day, Too Early
News and Reaction
Niagara Falls
Night In My Room
No Contact
No Fog This Morning
No Mistake
No Trails
North Chagrin Park
North Country Fair
North of Westport
North Rim, Grand Canyon
Not a Dead Mouse Poem
Not an Affair
Not Much To Say

Observed in a Moment of Emptiness
Off the Edge
Ohio River Vignette
Old Town Moon
On a Dandelion
On a Rainy Night
On My Way to Buffalo
On Reading the Writer’s Market
On the Arcata Plaza
On Your Way to Work
Opening the Coconut
Origin Myth
Otis and White Paws
Over the Edge

Painting Mount Shasta
Painting on Public Television
Paper Snow
Partial Eclipse of the Heart
Paul Gauguin in Tahiti
Perfectly Clear
Persuasion and Secrets
Peter and the Parthenon
Phoenix Lake
Phonograph Creek
Photographs of a Waterfall
Photographs of Christmas
Physical Therapist Hercules
Pie in the Sky
Pieces of Their Lives
Pink Muslin
Platonic Dialogue
Playground Race Car
Poet Assassin
Porch Alignment
Portrait of a Snowy Owl

Raccoon Commando
Raccoons on the Porch
Rain Chant
Rain is my Lover
Rain Like the Poems
Rain on the Road
Rain Smell
Rare and Precious
Ravens on the Beach
Red Sand Beach
Red-Bellied Newt
Redwinged Blackbird
Redwood Creek
Reptile Park
Rewriting Poems
Roads Closed
Rock and Waves
Rocky River Gorge
Running Out of Family
Rush Hour War Protest
Russian River Revisited
Rusty, One Month Old
Rusty Returns

Salmon Fishing in Alaska
Salt Point
Samoa Dunes
Samuel P. Taylor State Park
San Rafael
Sand Bar
Sauropod Heads
Schipper Rocks
Science Project
Sea Sketches
Seal Court Beach
Season of the Rain
Second Street
September Fly
September Morning
Shadow Relationship
Shadowy Room
Sharon Township, Ohio
Shasta Daisies
Shayla In My Room
Shayla’s Father
Shayla’s Obituary
She Speaks With Other People’s Words
Shelter Cove
Shiftless White
Short Lake
Sitting in Bed
Slipping Away
Slow Fadeout
Smiley Creek Mountain
Smiley Mountain
Snail Watching
Snow on Chemise Mountain
Something Like Love
Somewhere to Live
Song and Seizure
Sonoma Beach
Sophia Bowes Museum
Sparks Lake
Spencer Beach
Spirit Parent
Spiritual Quest
Spring Green Maple
Spring Storm
Stag Bay
Star Games
Stated Simply
Stinson Beach
Strange White Clouds
Stuck in the Snow
Summer Mantra
Summer Morning
Summer of Discontent
Summer of Staying Home
Sunnyside, Alaska
Sunset Distortion
Sunset Lightning
Sunset Moonrise
Surf Fishing Sunset

Tarzan and Gorgo
That Was Then

The Awela
The Bay of Fundy
The Big Fir Tree
The Biggest Tree I Ever Felled
The Biology of Plurps
The Black-Tailed Deer
The Blackwing Damselfly
The Brown Pelican
The Cat and the Fence
The Cat and the Shower Curtain
The Choice
The Council Madrone
The Crescent Sun
The Day There Was No Sky
The Dead Tree Near Needle Rock
The Dragon Reconsidered As an Angel
The Dream
The Embrace
The Ex-President’s Smile
The Eye
The Farmer is an Artist
The Fire Opal Ring
The First Big Rain
The Foundling
The Good Life of Nebamun
The Hanging
The Improvisational Theater Workshop
The Katydid After the Poetry Reading
The Leather Man
The Lighthouse Keepers
The McCloud River Falls
The Meaning of Life
The Moment
The Mouse and the Bathroom Floor
The Mouth of the Russian River
The Nashville Parthenon
The New Adventures of Columbus
The Night You Wrote the Poem
The Otter
The Process of Dying
The Red Lighthouse of Manistique
The Red Moon
The Republican
The Right Reaction
The River Cuyahoga
The Santa Cruz Wharf
The Second First Night
The Stare
The Streamlet Over the Rock
The Time of Truth
The Tower
The Truth is Rude and Crude
The Turning Point
The Twisty Little Passages
The Upstream Pool
The Vibes
The Wailua River
The Waiting Room
The War of Good and Evil
The White Rug
The Wild Man
The Willow Tree
The Woman Who Said She’d Visit
The Wrong Musician
The Young Willow

Things Left Behind
This House
This Morning, Many Birds
This Time It’s Different
Thoughts Pass Through
Three Dozen Voices
Three Pictures of a Cormorant
Three Places to Linger on a Spring Walk
Three Year Old Sandals
Thunder Without Rain
Time to Move the Sprinkler
Tired of Words
Tom Hardwine
Tomki Road
Too Early This Year
Too Many Worries
Tornado Damage
Touching the Alligator
Touching the Octopus
Trailing a Whitetail Doe
Trinity River
Trout Death
Trying Again
Turtle Quest
Tuttle Creek
Twilight in the Bamboo Grove
Twilight in the Desert
Two Culverts
Two Damselflies
Two in the Morning
Two Men
Two Poems About a Sunset
Two Thousand
Two Years After the Fire

Unacceptable Truth
Unfinished Roof
Up and Down the Coast
Upward Bound

Vashti’s Watercolor
Vincent Van Gogh and his Brother’s Family
Vincent Van Gogh Painting Stars by Candlelight
Visions of the Wind
Visiting Dad
Vote Against My Opponent

Waiting for a Lecture
Waiting for Nancy
Waiting for the Rain
Walk to the Stars
Walter Alves Pereira
Warm Like a River
Watch Your Step
Water Striders
We Are All Heroes
We Believe In Our Bonfire
Wedding Certificate
Wedding Reception
Western Wyoming College
Whale Gulch Drum Cult
What the Water Said
What To Think
What You Can Find
Where We Are One
Which Dream I Want
Which Way To Go
While the Pizza Cooks
White Lace Dress
Whitmore Grove Deer
Who She Was
Willow Sun, Willow Wind
Winter Night
Winter Nights and Mornings
Winter Rewrite
Winterland Still Open
Writer in the Sun

Yon and the Deer
You Can’t Deny Love
You Want Me to Sing

copyright © 2005-2012 Carl Miller

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