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An introduction to poetry

Author: Louis Simpson
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, [1967] ©1967
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simpson, Louis Aston Marantz, 1923-
Introduction to poetry.
New York, St. Martin's Press [1967]
(OCoLC)610391892
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Simpson
OCLC Number: 1333356
Description: xvii, 420 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Art of poetry --
Technique of verse --
Reading the poem --
From the Canterbury Tales / Geoffrey Chaucer --
I sing of a maiden ; summer is icumen in ; western winde, when will thou blow ; Thomas the Rhymer ; Edward, Edward / Anonymous --
What should I say ; the lover showeth how he is forsaken of such as he sometime enjoyed / Sir Thomas Wyatt --
Out of sight, out of mind / Barnabe George --
To his son / Sir Walter Ralegh --
Epithalamion / Edmund Spenser --
With how sad steps / Sir Philip Sidney --
Gently dip ; a sonnet / George Peele --
Tichborne's elegy / Chidiock Tichborne --
Burning babe / Robert Southwell --
Care-charmer sleep / Samuel Daniel --
Since there's no help / Michael Drayton --
Passionate shepherd to his love ; from Doctor Faustus / Christopher Marlowe --
As you came from the Holy Land of Walsingham ; crabbed age and youth / Anonymous --
When icicles hang by the wall ; under the greenwood tree ; blow, blow, thou winter wind! ; it was a lover ; o mistress mine ; take, o! take ; fear no more ; full fathom five ; sonnets: "shall I compare thee to a summer's day"; "when, in distress with fortune and men's eyes" ; "when to the sessions of sweet silent thought" ; tired with all these, for restful death I cry" ; "that time of year thou mayst in me behold" ; "when in the chronicle of wasted time" / William Shakespeare --
Spring, the sweet spring / Thomas Nashe --
Rose-cheecked Laura / Thomas Campion --
From orchestra / Sir John Davies --
Love's alchemy: Mummy ; song "go and catch a falling star" ; a valediction forbidding mourning ; Elegie 9 the autumnal ; holy sonnets: "at the round earth's imagined corners blow" ; "batter my heart, three-personed God; for you" / John Donne --
Clerimont's song ; the triumph of Chraris / Ben Johnson --
Cornelia's song ; hark, now everything is still / John Webster --
To the virgins, to make much of time ; to daffodils ; upon Julia's clothes / Robert Herrick --
Collar ; the altar ' redemption ; prayer (I) ; artillery / George Herbert --
Song "ask me no more where Jove bestows" / Thomas Carew --
Lycidas ; from paradise lost, books 1 and IV ; on his blindness / John Milton --
Song "Why so pale and wan, fond lover?" / Sir John Suckling --
To his coy mistress ; the definition of love / Andrew Marvell --
Peace ; the retreat / John Bunyan --
To the memory of Mr. Oldham ; a song for St. Celia's Day ; all, all of a piece / John Dryden --
Description of the morning / Jonathan Swift --
Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot / Alexander Pope --
Short song of congratulation / Samuel Johnson --
Elegy / Thomas Gray --
From songs of innocence: introduction ; the lamb ; Holy Thursday ; from song songs of experience: introduction ; earth's answer ; the clod and the pebble ; Holy Thursday ; the sick rose ; the tiger ; London ; infant sorrow ; from Milton "and did those feet in ancient time" ; never seek to tell thy love / William Blake --
Holy Willie's prayer ; to a louse ; o, my luve is like a red, red rose ; whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad / Robert Burns --
Lines composed a few mile above Tintern Abbey ; a slumber did my spirit seal ; composed upon Westminster Bridge ; the solitary reaper ; from the prelude, Book VI / William Wordsworth --
Kubla Khan ; the Rime of the ancient mariner / Samuel Taylor Coleridge --
From Don Juan, Canto the First / George Gordon, Lord Byron --
Ode to the west wind ; song to the men of England ; to a skylark / Percy Bysshe Shelley --
Bright star ; La Belle Dame Sans Merci ; ode on a Grecian urn / John Keats --
How do I love thee? / Elizabeth Barrett Browning --
To Helen / Edgar Allan Poe --
Ulysses ; tears, idle tears ; "Frater Ave atque Vale" / Alfred Lord Tennyson --
My last duchess ; meeting at night ; home-thoughts, from abroad ; a likeness / Robert Browning --
From starting from Paumanok ; from song of myself ; this compost ; a farm picture ; beat! beat! drums! ; cavalry crossing a ford ; an army corps on the march ; from marches now the war is over ; the runner ; the world below the brine ; on the beach, at night / Walt Whitman --
Dover Beach / Matthew Arnold --
Success is counted sweetest ; the soul selects ; after great pain / Emily Dickinson --
From Atlanta in Calydon chorus / Algernon Charles Swinburne --
Her immortality ; the darkling thrush ; drummer hedge ; the homecoming ; afterwards / Thomas Hardy --
Pied beauty ; the windhover ; binsey poplars ; spring and fall: to a young child ; no worst, there is none / Gerard Manley Hopkins --
On forelands high in heaven / A.E. Housman --
Lake Isle of Innisfree ; paudeen ; sailing to Byzantium ; Byzantium ; Lapis Lazuli ; a crazed girl ; long-legged fly / William Butler Yeats --
Mending wall ; stopping by woods on a snowy evening ; design / Robert Frost --
Disillusionment of ten o'clock ; Peter Quince at the Clavier ; study of two pears ; the glass of water / Wallace Stevens --
Danse Russe ; this is just to say ; to Elsie ; the sparrow / William Carlos Williams --
Song of a man who has come through ; humming-bird ; kangaroo ; to women, as far as I'm concerned ; Bavarian Gentians / D.H. Lawrence --
Study in aesthetics ; from Hugh Selwyn Mauberley ; from Canto LXXXI / Ezra Pound --
Love song of J. Alfred Prufrock ; the hollow men / T.S. Eliot --
Bells for John Whiteside's daughter / John Crowe Ransom --
Bonnie Broukit Bairn ; Crowdieknowe ; from the kind of poetry I want ; crystals like blood / Hugh MacCiarmid --
Exposure ; insensibility ; disabled / Wilfred Owen --
Portrait ; poem, or beauty hurts Mr. Vinal / E.E. Cummings --
From the bridge to Brooklyn Bridge ; national winter garden / Hart Crane --
Seascape ; musée des beaux arts ; the fall of Rome / W.H. Auden --
Night journey ; my papa's waltz ; dolor ; elegy for Jane ; the waking / Theodore Roethke --
Force that through the green fuse drives the flower ; Fern Hill ; do not go gentle into that good night / Dylan Thomas --
Naming of parts / Henry Reed --
Get the gasworks / David Ignatow --
At the altar ; Mr. Edwards and the spider ; memories of West Street and Lepke / Robert Lowell --
Vergissmeiniche / Keith Douglas --
Love calls us to the things of this world / Richard Wilbur --
Listening to foxhounds / James Dickey --
February evening in New York / Denise Levertov --
Walt Whitman at Bear Mountain ; summer morning ; American poetry / Louis Simpson --
Denali Road ; pickers ; if the owl calls again / John Haines --
After Lorca ; I know a man ; Kore / Robert Creeley --
Waking from sleep ; poem against the British ; summer, 1960, Minnesota ; love poem / Robert Bly --
Lying in a hammock at William Duffy's farm in Pine Island, Minnesota ; autumn begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio ; I try to waken and greet the world once again / James Wright --
Airstrip in Essex, 1960 ; the long river / Donald Hall --
My sad captain / Thom Gunn --
Milton by firelight ; water ; hay for the horses ; Kyoto: March / Gary Snyder.
Responsibility: Louis Simpson.

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