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The Oxford book of short poems

Author: P J Kavanagh; James Michie
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
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Contains 658 poems not longer than thirteen lines and written since the thirteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Anthologies
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Oxford book of short poems.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)559595079
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: P J Kavanagh; James Michie
ISBN: 019214135X 9780192141354 0192820737 9780192820730
OCLC Number: 11519657
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xl, 307 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Anonymous (13th and 14th centuries) / 'Fowls in the frith' --
'Lord, Thou Clèpedest me' --
'When I see on Rood' --
'Why have you no ruth?' --
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400) / Roundel ('Now welcome, summer') from The Parliament of Fowls --
Unto Adam, His Own Scrivèyn --
Roundel ('Since I from Love escapèd am') from Merciless Beauty --
Anonymous (15th and early 16th centuries) / 'I shall say what inordinate love is' --
'Onmes gentes plaudite!' --
'Blessed Mary' --
'Peace maketh plenty' --
'Hail, Queen of Heaven' --
'I have been a foster' --
'Western wind' --
John Skelton (1460?-1529) / 'Though ye suppose' --
Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542) / 'Madam, withouten many words' --
'Who hath heard' --
'The enemy of life' --
'Sighs are my food' --
'Lux, my fair falcon' --
'Throughout the world' --
William Baldwin (c.1515-1563) / The Spouse to the Younglings --
Anonymous (c.1550) / 'Thou sleepest fast' --
George Turbervile (1540?-1610) / To an Old Gentlewoman that Painted Her Face --
Sir Edward Dyer (c.1545-1607) / 'The lowest trees have tops' --
Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford (1550-1604) / Epigram ('Were I a king') --
Sir Walter Ralegh (1552?-1618) / To His Son --
'What is our life?' --
'Even such is time' --
Sir Philip Sidney (1554- 1586) / 'Sleep, baby mine, Desire' --
'Like those sick folks' --
Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (1554-1628) / 'Whenas man's life' --
George Peele (1558?-1597) / Bathsabe's Song ('Hot sun, cool fire') from David and Bethsabe --
George Chapman (1559?-1634) / Bridal Song ('Now, Sleep, bind fast') from The Masque of the Middle Temple and Lincoln's Inn --
Anonymous (printed 1599-1610) / 'Thyrsis, sleepest thou?' --
'A sparrow-hawk proud' --
'Thule' --
'My love in her attire' --
'Since first I saw your face' --
'Love me not' --
'Sweet, let me go!' --
'He that hath no mistress' --
'Sweet Cupid, ripen her desire' --
Sir John Harington (1561-1612) / To His Wife, for Striking Her Dog --
William Shakespeare(1564-1616) / Song ('O mistress mine') from Twelfth Night --
Song ('When daffodils begin to peer') from The Winter's Tale --
song ('Jog on, jog on') from The Winter's Tale --
Song ('Full fathom five') from The Tempest --
Song ('The master, the swabber, the boatswain and I') from The Tempest --
Song ('Where the bee sucks') from The Tempest --
John Davies of Hereford (1566-1601) / A Remembrance of My Friend Mr. Thomas Morley --
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex (1566-1601) / 'Happy were he' --
Thomas Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex (1566-1601) / 'Happy were he' --
Thomas Bastard (1566-1618) / De Puero Balbutiente --
Thomas Nashe (1567-1601) / 'Fair summer droops' --
Thomas Campion (1567-1620) / 'When thou must home' --
'Never weather-beaten sail' 'Thrice toss these oaken ashes in the air' --
'Thus I resolve' --
'Sleep, angry beauty' --
Think'st thou to seduce me then' --
Thomas Middleton (1570?-1627) / Song ('In a maiden-time professed') from The Witch --
Samuel Rowland (1570?-1630?) / Melancholy Conceit --
The Faithful Shepherdess --
Song ('Care-charming sleep') from The Tragedy of Valentinian --
John Fletcher with Francis Beaumont (1584- Robert Herrick (1591-1674) / Discontents in Devon --
Dreams --
Impossibilities, to His Friend --
Upon Himself --
The Coming of Good Luck --
The Silken Snake --
To Daisies, Not to Shut So Soon --
Upon Her Feet --
His Prayer to Ben Jonson --
To Fortune --
Lovers, How They Come and Part --
Upon Julia's Clothes --
Kisses Loathsome --
To His Book --
His Desire --
No Coming to God without Christ --
Francis Quarles (1592-1644) / Of Common Devotion --
On Zacchaeus --
On Change of Weathers--
Henry King (1592-1669) / Sic Vita --
Sonnet ("Go, thou that vainly') --
William Cavendish, Duke of Newcastle (1592-1676) / Song ('We'll, placed in Love's triumphant chariot high') from The Humorous Lovers --
Love's Epitaph --
George Herbert (1593-1633) / Sin --
Church Music --
Church Lock and Key --
Trinity Sunday --
Bitter-Sweet --
A Wreath --
Thomas Carew (1595-1639) / Lips and Eyes --
A Lady's Prayer to Cupid --
James Shirley (1596-1666) / Song to the Masquers ('Why do you dwell so long in clouds') from The Triumph of Peace --
Fie on Love --
Edward May (fl. 1633) / On a Young Man and an Old Man --
William Strode (1602-1645) / On a Gentlewoman Walking in the Snow --
Mildmay Fane, Earl of Westmorland (1602-1665) / Occasioned by Seeing a Walk of Bay Trees --
In Praise of Fidelia --
In Obitum Ben. Jons. --
Thomas Randolph (1605-1635) / 'Come from thy palace' from The Conceited Pedlar --
A Song ('Music, thou queen of souls') --
'From witty men and mad' --
Sir William Davenant (1606-1668) / Song ('The lark now leaves his watery nest') --
Sir William Berkeley (1606?-1677) / Song ('Where did you borrow that last sigh') from The Lost Lady --
Edmund Waller (1606-1687) / To One Married to an Old Man --
To Chloris, Upon a Favour Received --
Sir Richard Fanshawe (1608-1666) / Nymph's Song ('Let us use it whilst we may') from Il Pastor Fido --
John Milton (1608-1674) / Song ('O'er the smooth enamelled green') from Arcades --
Clement Barksdale (1609-1687) / To My Nephew, J.B. --
Richard Crashaw (1612?-1649) / On the Miracle of Multiplied Loaves --
To the Infant Martyrs --
On the Miracle of Loaves --
On the Blessed Virgin's Bashfulness --
On Our Crucified Lord, Naked and Bloody --
James Graham, Marquis of Montrose (1612-1650) / On Himself, Upon Hearing What Was His Sentence --
Anne Bradstreet (1612?-1672) / To My Dear and Loving Husband --
Robert Heath (fl. 1650) / Seeing her Dancing --
Sir John Denham (1615-1669) / Preface to the Progress of Learning --
George Daniel (1616-1657) / One Desiring me to Read, but Slept It Out, Wakening --
Richard Lovelace (1618-1658) / To Lucasta, Going to the Wars --
Song ('In mine own monument I lie') --
Sir Edward Sherburne (1618-1702) / The Dream --
'The proud Egyptian queen' --
Richard Flecknoe (?-1678) / Invocation of Silence --
Henry Vaughan (1622-1695) / The Eclipse --
Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1624-1674) / Soul and Body --
Of the Theme of Love --
John Hall (1627-1656) / Song ('Distil not poison in mine ears') --
John Bunyan (1628-1688) / Song of the Shepherd Boy from The Pilgrim's Progress --
Upon the Snail --
Katherine Philips (1631-1664) / Song ("'Tis true our life is but a long dis-ease") --
John Dryden (1631-1700) / Mercury's Song ('Fair Iris I love') from Amphitryon --
Momus' Song to Mars ('Thy sword within the scabbard keep') from The Secular Masque --
Chorus to the Gods ('all, all of a piece throughout') from The Secular Masque --
Philip Pain (?-1666) / Meditation 8 --
Thomas Traherne (1637-1674) / Christian Ethics --
Thomas Flatman (1637-1688) / Nudus Redibo --
Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset (1638-1706) / On Dorinda --
Philip Ayres (1638-1712) / Ever Present --
Anonymous (late 17th century) / The Old Man's Complaint --
A Thought on Human Life. John Crowne (1640?-1703?) / Song ('Kind lovers, love on') from Calisto --
Thomas Rymer (1641-1713) / To ---
('Let those with cost') --
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647-1680) / To My More than Meritorious Wife --
Grecian Kindness --
Song ('Leave this gaudy gilded stage') --
A Rodomontade on His Cruel Mistress --
Henry Aldrich (1647-1710) / A Catch ('If all be true') --
Nahum Tate (1652-1715) / The Choice --
Jane Barker (fl. 1688) / To Her Lover's Complaint --
Sir George Etherege (1653-1691) / Song ('Ladies, though to your conquering eyes') from The comical revenge --
Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661?-1720) / On Myself --
A Song ('The nymph in vain') --
William Walsh (1663-1708) / To His False Mistress --
Phillis's Resolution --
Matthew Prior (1664-1721) / Les Estreines --
Adriani Morientis ad Animam Suam --
The Lady Who Offers Her Looking-Glass to Venus --
Democritus and Heraclitus --
A Letter to the Honourable Lady, Miss Margaret Cavendish-Holles-Harley --
The Insatiable Priest --
George Granville, Lord Lansdowne (1667-1735) / 'Impatient with desire' --
Cloe --
Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) / Shall I Repine? --
William Congreve (1670-1729) / Song ('See, see, she wakes') --
Song ('Pious Selinda') --
Lesbia --
Song ('False though she be') --
Jonathan Smedley (1671-1729?) / Fancy --
Sir Richard Steele (1672-1729) / Trim's Song: The Fair Kitchen-Maid from The Funeral --
Esther Johnson (1681-1728) / 'If it be true' --
Jealousy --
John Gay (1685-1732) / Song ('Can love be controlled by advice?') from The Beggar's Opera --
Song ('Before the barn-door crowing') from The Beggar's Opera --
Song('Think of dress in every light') from Achilles --
Aaron Hill (1685-1750) / Written on a Window --
Modesty --
Alexander Pope (1688-1744) / On Dullness --
On a Lady Who p-ssed at the Tragedy of Cato --
Upon a Girl of Seven Years Old --
A Hymn, Written in Windsor Forest --
Inscriptio --
Epigram ('When other ladies to the shades go down') --
To Mr. C, St. James's Place, London, October 22nd --
Epigram Engraved on the Collar of a Dog which I Gave to His Royal Highness --
On the Benefactions in the Late Frost, 1740 --
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) / The Lady's Resolve --
Samuel Wesley (1691-1739) / The Monument --
Anonymous (attr. Samuel Wesley) / On the Setting Up Mr Butler's Monument in Westminster Abbey --
Thomas Fitzgerald (1695?-1752) / Upon an Ingenious Friend, Over-Vain --
Robert Dodsley (1703-1764) / Song ('Man's a poor deluded bubble') --
William Pattison (1706-1727) / Ad Coelum --
John Wigson (c.1711-?) / On the Death of Squire Christopher, a Remarkably Fat Sportsman --
William Shenstone (1714-1763) / Lines Written on a Window at The Leasowes at a Time of Very Deep Snow --
Thomas Gray (1716-1771) / Tophet --
William Collins (1721-1759) / Ode: Written in the Beginning of the Year 1746 --
Sonnet ('When Phoebe formed a wanton smile') --
Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) / 'O Memory, thou fond deceiver' from The Captivity --
William Cowper (1731-1800) / A Comparison --
Sir William Jones (1746-1794) / A Moral Tetrastich: from the Persian --
Thomas Chatterton (1752-1770) / 'If wishing for the mystic joys of love' --
George Crabbe (1754-1832) / My Birthday --
William Blake (1757-1827) / 'The Angel that presided' --
Infant Joy --
Infant Sorrow --
The Clod and the Pebble --
The Sick Rose --
Eternity --
'Mock on, mock on' --
'an old maid early' --
The Question Answered --
'Great things are done' --
To the Accuser Who Is the God of this World --
Robert Burns (1759-1796) / Grace at Kirkudbright --
'Twa bonny lads' --
On a Dog of Lord Eglinton's --
Mary Lamb (1765-1847) with Charles Lamb/ Parental Recollections --
Anonymous (?-19th century) / 'Says Tweed to Till' --
'Oh, England' --
'As I walked by my self' --
'I saw a peacock' --
'How many miles to Babylon?' --
'My mother said'. William Wordsworth (1770-1850) / 'She dwelt among the untrodden ways' --
'My heart leaps up' --
To a Child: Written in Her Album --
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) / 'Look no thou' --
'Youth! thou wear'st to manhood now' --
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 91772-1834) / A Sunset --
Time, Real and Imaginary: An Allegory --
Apologia Pro Vita Sua --
Phantom --
On Imitation --
Robert Southey (1774-1843) / The Soldier's Wife: Dactylics --
Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864) / 'Had we two met' --
Dirce --
Plays --
'Ireland never was contented' --
'Death stands above me' --
Thomas Moore (1779-1852) / Venetian Air --
An Argument: To Any Phillis or Chloe --
Song ('When the heart's feeling') --
To Miss ---('With woman's form') --
To ---
---
('When I loved you') --
Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) / Beneath the Cypress Shade --
George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824) / 'So we'll go no more a-roving' --
'I would to Heaven' --
'Remember thee! remember thee! --
Answer to ---'s Professions of Affection --
'They say that Hope is happiness' --
Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) / A song ('Widow bird sate mourning') --
The Waning Moon --
Lines to a Reviewer --
To ---
('Music, when soft voices die') --
John Clare (1793-1864) / Field Path --
Lines Written on a Very Boisterous Day in may, 1844 --
Solitude --
Fragment ('Language has not the power') --
Birds' Nests --
John Keats (1795-1821) / 'This Living hand' --
Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803-1849) / Song ('Strew not earth') from The Second Brother --
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1849) / Letters --
Days --
Character --
Quatrain: Poet --
Water --
Limits --
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) / The Best --
John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) / All's Well --
Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892) / 'From sorrow sorrow yet is born' --
The Eagle --
A Dedication --
'I stood on a tower in the wet' --
'Somebody being a nobody' --
Frater Ave Atque Vale --
Robert Browning (1812-1889) / Home Thoughts from the Sea --
Meeting at Night --
Parting at Morning --
Among the Rocks from James Lee's Wife --
'When I vexed you' from Ferishtah's Fancies --
To Edward FitzGerald --
Appearances --
Bad Dreams --
Henry Thoreau (1817-1862) / 'Light-winged Smoke, Icarian bird' --
'Each more melodious note I hear' --
On the Sun Coming Out in the Afternoon --
'For though the eaves were rabbeted' --
'They made me erect and lone' --
Emily Brontë (1818-1848) / Fall, leaves, fall --
Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861) / Darkness --
'To spend uncounted years of pain' --
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) / Sixty-Eighth Birthday --
Herman Melville (1819-1891) / Monody --
Fragments of a Lost Gnostic Poem of the Twelfth Century --
In the Pauper's Turnip-Field --
Walt Whitman (1819-1892) / Are You the New Person Drawn Toward Me? --
Sometimes With One I Love --
Reconciliation --
A Noiseless Patient Spider --
The Last Invocation --
Ah Poverties, Wincings, and Sulky Retreats --
Old War-Dreams --
A Clear Midnight --
To the Pending Year --
Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) / Destiny --
'Below the surface-stream' --
William Cory (1823-1892) / Heraclitus --
William Allingham (1824-1889) / A Mill --
Coventry Patmore (1825-1896) / The Revelation --
The Spirit's Epochs --
Constancy Rewarded --
Magna Est Veritas --
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882) / Aspecta Medusa --
Memory --
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) / 'I like a look of agony' --
'I'm Nobody!' --
'They say that time assuages' --
'It dropped so low' --
'I stepped from plank to plank' --
'The stimulus beyond the grave' --
'We miss a kinsman more' --
'It sounded as if the streets were running' --
'Drowning is not so pitiful' --
'My life closed twice before its close' --
Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) / What Would I Give? --
Edward Bulwer, Earl of Lytton (1831-1891) / The Last Wish --
John Warren, Lord de Tabley (1835-1895) / The Power of Interval --
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) / 'I Look Into My Glass' --
A Thunderstorm in Town --
The Peace-Offering --
The Pink Frock --
On Sturminster Foot-Bridge (Onomatopoeic) --
The Nettles --
The Fallow Deer at the Lonely House --
The Lodging-House Fuchsias. Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) / Heaven-Haven: A Nun takes the Veil --
Pied Beauty --
Peace --
'How looks the night?' --
'Repeat that, repeat' --
'Not of all my eyes see' --
'She schools the flighty pupils of her eyes' --
The Rainbow --
Robert Bridges (1844-1930) / Triolet ('When first we met') --
April 1885 --
Alice Meynell (1847-1922) / 'I am the Way' --
The Rainy Summer --
Maternity --
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) / 'I am a hunchback' --
Francis Coutts (1852-1923) / On a Wife --
Francis William Bourdillon (1952-1921) / The Night Has a Thousand Eyes --
Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) / Symphony in Yellow --
Francis Thompson (1859-1907) / At Lord's --
Heaven and Hell --
The End of It --
A.E. Housman (1859-1936) / Eight o'Clock --
'The night is freezing fast' --
'The fairies break their dances' --
Revolution --
'Stars, I have seen them fall' --
'Crossing alone the nighted ferry' --
'Half-way, for one commandment broken' --
Mary Coleridge (1861-1907) / The Nurse's Lament --
'We never said farewell' --
'I saw a stable' --
Eden Phillpotts (1862-1960) / Miniature --
Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) / 'Look, you have cast out Love!' from Plain Tales from the Hills ('Lisped') --
'There is a tide' from Plain Tales from the Hills ('Kidnapped') --
A Dead Statesman from Epitaphs of War --
W.B. Yeats (1865-1939) / All Things Can Tempt Me --
Paudeen --
The Cold Heaven --
A Coat --
A Thought from Propertius --
Death --
Spilt Milk --
The Choice --
Consolation --
The Great Day --
Arthur Symons (1865-1945) / Maquillage --
At The Cavour --
Isolation --
Venice --
Ernest Dowson (1867-1900) / Epigram ('Because I am idolatrous') --
Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam --
George Russell (AE) (1867-1935) / Outcast --
Charlotte Mew (1869-1928) / Beside the Bed --
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) / An Old Story --
Exit --
Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) / The Early Morning --
Discovery --
The False Heart --
Stephen Crane (1871-1900) / 'In the desert' --
'A god in wrath' --
'A man said' --
J.M. Synge (1871-1909) / On a Island --
Dread --
W.H. Davies (1871-1940) / I Am the Poet Davies, William --
The Villain --
D is for Dog --
All in June --
Ralph Hodgson (1871-1962) / The Bells of Heaven --
'Reason has moons' --
Ford Madox Ford (1873-1939) / Sidera Cadentia: On the Death of Queen Victoria --
Walter de la Mare (1873-1956) / Arrogance --
The Spotted Flycatcher --
The Owl --
Crazed --
Trumbull Stickney (1874-1904) / 'Sir, say no more' --
G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) / Elegy in a Country Churchyard --
Ecclesiates --
Robert Frost (1874-1963) / In Neglect --
A Patch of Old Snow --
The Cow in Apple-Time --
The Line-Gang --
Dust of Snow --
Fireflies in the Garden --
The Armful --
Were I in Trouble --
A Mood Apart --
Edward Thomas (1878-1917) / 'She had a name' --
Cock-Crow --
Thaw --
Tall Nettles --
'By the ford' --
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) / Cool Tombs --
Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931) / The Leaden-Eyed --
What the Moon Saw --
Factory Windows Are Always Broken --
Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) / Anecdote of the Jar --
The Death of a Soldier --
Men Made Out of Words --
John Freeman (1880-1929) / The Hounds --
James Stephens (1882-1950) / A Glass of Beer --
T.E. Hulme (1883-1917) / The Embankment (The Fantasia of a Fallen Gentleman on a Cold, Bitter Night) --
Conversion --
William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) / A Sort of a Song --
The Hard Listener --
James Elroy Flecker (1884-1916) / No Coward's Song --
Anna Wickham (1884-1947) / Gift to a Jade --
Soul's Liberty --
Sir John Squire (1884-1958) / Interior --
Elinor Wylie (1885-1928) / Let No Charitable Hope --
Cold-Blooded Creatures --
D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) / Piano --
I Am Like a Rose --
Glory --
What Would You Fight For? --
To Women, As Far As I'm Concerned --
Intimates --
Andrew Young (1885-1971) / In Teesdale --
A Dead Mole --
Ba Cottage --
Ezra Pound (1885-1972) / The Garden: En robe de parade. Samain --
The Lake Isle --
Frances Cornford (1886-1960) / Childhood --
All Souls' Night --
Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967) / 'Blighters' --
Base Details --
The General --
Everyone Sang --
'In me, past, present, future meet' --
Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962) / Ave Caesar --
Eagle Valor, Chicken Mind --
Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) / Bells of Grey Crystal --
Marianne Moore (1887-1972) / Poetry --
A Face --
I May, I Might, I Must --
A Jellyfish --
T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) / Cousin Nancy. John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) / Emily Hardcastle, Spinster --
Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) / After War --
On the Night --
The Escape --
Moments --
Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) / Never May the Fruit Be Plucked --
To a Young Poet --
The True Encounter --
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) / One of the Principal Causes of War --
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) / Arms and the Boy --
Richard Church (1893-1972) / Be Frugal --
E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) / 'Buffalo Bill's' --
'may my heart always' --
'no time ago' --
'Me up at does' --
Mark van Doren (1894-1972) / Good Appetite --
Robert Graves (1895- ) / Flying Crooked --
At First Sight --
On Dwelling --
The Beach --
Cat-Goddesses --
In Her Only Way --
She Is No Liar --
In Perspective --
Edmund Blunden (1896-1974) / Departure --
Hart Crane (1899-1932) / Black Tambourine --
Robert Francis (1901- ) / Pitcher --
Roy Campbell1902-1957) / Fishing Boats in Martigues --
Patrick MacDonogh (1902-1961) / No Mean City --
A.S.J. Tessimond (1902-1962) / Postscript to a Pettiness --
Stevie Smith (1902-1971) / The Murderer --
The Lads of the Village --
Love Me! --
Lady 'Rogue' Singleton --
C. Day Lewis (1904-1972) / Where Are the War Poets? --
Richard Eberhart (1904-1953) / For a Lamb --
Norman Cameron (1905-1953) / She and I --
The Compassionate Fool --
Forgive Me, Sire --
Shepherdess --
Phyllis Mcginley (1905-1978) / The Temptations of Saint Anthony --
The Adversary --
Trinity Place --
Patrick Kavanagh (1906-1967) / Leave Them Alone --
Vernon Watkins (1906-1967) / Old Triton Time --
Samuel Beckett (1906- ) / Gnome --
John Betjeman (1906-1984) / Death of King George V --
Remorse --
William Empson (1906-1984) / Let It Go --
Louis Macneice (1907-1963) / Snow --
The Ear --
Night Club --
Precursors --
Figure of Eight --
W.H. Auden (1907-1973) / Gare du Midi --
Epitaph on a Tyrant --
'Base words are uttered' 'Behold the manly mesomorph' --
At the Party --
August1968 --
A.D. Hope (1907- ) / The Bed --
Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) / Old Florist --
Dolor --
Night Crow --
Wish for a Young Wife --
W.R. Rodgers (1909-1969) / Words --
War-Time --
The Lovers --
James Reeves (1909-1978) / The Stone Gentleman --
The Double Autumn --
Things to Come --
Robert Fitzgerald (1910-1985) / Entreaty --
Norman MacCaig (1910- ) / Stars and Planets --
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) / Casabiance --
J.V. Cunningham (1911- ) / In Innocence --
'I had gone broke' --
Interview with Doctor Drink --
Roy Fuller (1912- ) / During a Bombardment by V-Weapons --
Memorial Poem: N.S. 1888-1949 --
The Hittites --
F.T. Prince (1912- ) / The Wind in the Tree --
George Barker (1913- ) / 'The village coddled in the valley' --
Epitaph for the Poet --
'Not in the poet' --
R.S. Thomas (1913- ) / Ire --
Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) / 'On no work of words' --
Twenty-Four Years --
Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) / The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner --
A War --
Well Water --
Clifford Dyment (1914-1971) / Fox --
John Berryman (1914-1972) / He Resigns --
KingDavid Dances --
Norman Nicholson (1914-1982) / Weather Ear --
Laurie Lee (1914- ) / Invasion Summer --
C.H. Sisson (1914- ) / Money --
Easter --
Judith Wright (1915- ) / Portrait --
Thomas Blackburn (1916-1977) / Families --
John Ciardi (1916- ) / Plea --
Gavin Ewart (1916- ) / Ending --
A 14-Year-Old Convalescent Cat in the Winter --
Robert Lowell (1917-1977) / Lady Ralegh's Lament --
William Jay Smith (1918- ) / American Primitive --
Muriel Spark (1918- ) / Faith and Works. William Meredith (1919- ) / Iambic Feet Considered as Honorable Scars --
D.J. Enright (1920- ) / The Monuments of Hiroshima --
Development --
Howard Nemerov (1920- ) / An Old Picture --
A Negro Cemetery Next to a White One --
The Death of God --
Casting --
Drummond Allison (1921-1943) / O Sheriffs --
King Lot's Envoys --
Richard Wilbur (1921- ) / Epistemology --
Parable --
Piazza di Spagna, Early Morning --
Mind --
The Proof --
Anthony Hecht (1922- ) / Avarice --
Philip Larkin(1922- ) / Home Is So Sad --
Water --
Days --
As Bad as a Mile --
Alan Dugan (1923- ) / Memories of Verdun --
Robert Creeley (1926- ) / I Know a Man --
Elizabeth Jennings (1926- ) / Answers --
James Merrill (1926- ) / A Renewal --
Galway Kinnell (1927- ) / In a Parlor Containing a Table --
W.S. Merwin (1927- ) / When the War Is Over --
James Michie (1927- ) / To My Daughter --
X.J. Kennedy (1929- ) / Nude Descending a Staircase --
Last Child: for Daniel --
Ted Hughes (1930- ) / Cat and Mouse --
Thistles --
Full Moon and Little Frieda --
Water --
P.J. Kavanagh (1931- ) / Praying --
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) / Frog Autumn --
Barren Woman --
Adrian Mitchell (1932- ) / Riddle --
John Updike (1932- ) / Upon Shaving Off One's Beard --
James Simmons (1933- ) / A Birthday Poem: for Rachel --
Anne Stevenson(1933- ) / Sous-Entendu --
The Demolition --
Seamus Heaney (1939- ) / Mother of the Groom --
Derek Mahon (1941- ) / Tractatus: for Aidan Higgins.
Responsibility: chosen and edited by P.J. Kavanagh and James Michie.
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