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Collected poems, 1928-1953.

Author: Stephen Spender
Publisher: New York, Random House [1955]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Spender
OCLC Number: 366927
Notes: Omits some of the author's early poems. Cf. his Collected poems, 1928-1985. P. 13.
Description: xviii, 204 p. 24 cm.
Contents: He will watch the hawk with an indifferent eye --
Rolled over on Europe: the sharp dew frozen to stars --
Marston, dropping it in the grate, broke his pipe --
Not to you I sighed. No not a word --
Acts passed beyond the boundary of mere wishing --
At the end of two months' holiday there came a night --
Different living is not living in different places --
An I can never be great man --
Beethoven's death mask --
Never being, but always at the edge of being --
My parents kept me from children who were rough --
What I expected, was --
In 1929 --
The port --
Moving through the silent crowd --
Who live under the shadow of a war --
Shapes of death haunt life --
How strangely this sun reminds me of my love --
To T.A.R.H. --
The prisoners --
Without that once clear aim, the path of flight --
Passing, men are sorry for the birds in cages --
Oh young men, oh young comrades --
I think continually of those who were truly great --
Your body is stars whose million glitter here --
After they have tired of the brilliance of cities --
Perhaps --
The funeral --
The express --
The landscape near an aerodrome --
The pylons --
In railway halls, on pavements near the traffic --
Abrupt and charming mover --
From all these events, from the slump, from the war, from the boom --
Not palaces, an era's crown --
Polar explorations --
The living values --
The uncreating chaos --
Exiles from their land, history their domicile --
An elemantary school classroom in a slum --
A footnote from Marx's Chapter, The working day --
Hoelderlin's old age --
Variations on my life --
Archaic head --
Dark and light --
The room above the square --
Thoughts during an air raid --
Two armies --
Ultima Ratio Regum --
A stopwatch and an ordnance map --
In no man's land --
The coward --
Fall of a city --
Port Bou --
To a Spanish poet --
Two kisses --
The little coat --
The vase of tears --
Stranger, you who hide my love --
No Orpheus No Eurydice --
The double shame --
Auf dem wasser zu singen --
A separation --
The war god --
Air raid across the bay at Plymouth --
June --
The drowned --
Rejoice in the abyss --
A man-made world --
Memento --
The fates --
Epilogue to a human drama --
We fly through a night of stars --
Within our nakedness, nakedness still --
Were born; must die; were loved; must love --
Since we are what we are, what shall we be --
Exiles from single being or belief --
The immortal spirit is that single ghost --
One is the witness through whom the whole --
Darling of our hearts, drowning --
From a tree choked by ivy, rotted --
Poor girl, inhabitant of a stark land --
Already you are beginning to become --
The final act of love --
Dearest and nearest brother --
The dream --
One --
Absence --
Daybreak --
Lost --
Seascape --
The barn --
Dusk --
Meeting --
Ice --
Word --
The trance --
O --
In Attica --
Messenger --
Empty house --
To my daughter --
Missing my daughter --
Nocturne --
Sirmione peninsula --
Dylan Thomas (November 1953) --
After Rilke: Orpheus Eurydice Hermes
Other Titles: Poems.

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