The Resource The Oxford book of short poems, chosen and edited by P.J. Kavanagh and James Michie

The Oxford book of short poems, chosen and edited by P.J. Kavanagh and James Michie

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The Oxford book of short poems
Title
The Oxford book of short poems
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chosen and edited by P.J. Kavanagh and James Michie
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eng
Summary
Contains 658 poems not longer than thirteen lines and written since the thirteenth century
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DLC
Index
no index present
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PR1175
LC item number
.O95 1985
Literary form
non fiction
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1931-
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  • Kavanagh, P. J.
  • Michie, James
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  • English poetry
  • American poetry
  • Poésie anglaise
  • Poésie américaine
  • American poetry
  • English poetry
  • Lyrik
  • Anthologie
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  • Englisch
  • USA
  • Großbritannien
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The Oxford book of short poems, chosen and edited by P.J. Kavanagh and James Michie
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https://archive.org/details/oxfordbookofshor00kava
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Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-277)
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text
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Contents
  • '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) /
  • Introduction --
  • '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) /
  • Anonymous (13th and 14th centuries) /
  • 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) /
  • 'Fowls in the frith' -- 'Lord, Thou Clèpedest me' -- 'When I see on Rood' -- 'Why have you no ruth?' --
  • 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' --
  • Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400) /
  • 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-
  • 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) /
  • Upon Her Feet
  • 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) /
  • His Prayer to Ben Jonson
  • 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
  • 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) /
  • Robert Herrick (1591-1674) /
  • 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) /
  • Discontents in Devon
  • 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) /
  • Dreams
  • 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. --
  • Impossibilities, to His Friend
  • 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
  • Upon Himself
  • 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
  • The Coming of Good Luck
  • 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) /
  • The Silken Snake
  • 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) /
  • To Daisies, Not to Shut So Soon
  • 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
  • A Rodomontade on His Cruel Mistress --
  • 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) /
  • Henry Aldrich (1647-1710) /
  • 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'
  • A Catch ('If all be true') --
  • 'How many miles to Babylon?'
  • 'My mother said'
  • 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) /
  • John Crowne (1640?-1703?) /
  • 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
  • Song ('Kind lovers, love on') from Calisto --
  • 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')
  • Thomas Rymer (1641-1713) /
  • 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) /
  • To --- ('Let those with cost') --
  • 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
  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647-1680) /
  • 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 --
  • To My More than Meritorious Wife
  • 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 --
  • Grecian Kindness
  • 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) /
  • Song ('Leave this gaudy gilded stage')
  • 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
  • A Sunset
  • 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) /
  • Time, Real and Imaginary: An Allegory
  • 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
  • Apologia Pro Vita Sua
  • 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'
  • Phantom
  • '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'
  • On Imitation --
  • 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
  • Robert Southey (1774-1843) /
  • The Soldier's Wife: Dactylics --
  • Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864) /
  • 'Had we two met'
  • Dirce
  • William Wordsworth (1770-1850) /
  • 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) /
  • 'She dwelt among the untrodden ways'
  • 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
  • 'My heart leaps up'
  • 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' --
  • To a Child: Written in Her Album --
  • 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) /
  • Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) /
  • 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 --
  • 'Look no thou'
  • 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) /
  • 'Youth! thou wear'st to manhood now' --
  • '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' --
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge 91772-1834) /
  • 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
  • The Rainbow --
  • 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
  • Robert Bridges (1844-1930) /
  • 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
  • Triolet ('When first we met')
  • '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
  • April 1885 --
  • 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
  • Alice Meynell (1847-1922) /
  • 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
  • 'I am the Way'
  • 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
  • The Rainy Summer
  • 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'
  • Maternity --
  • 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) /
  • Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) /
  • Poetry
  • A Face
  • I May, I Might, I Must
  • A Jellyfish --
  • T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) /
  • Cousin Nancy
  • 'I am a hunchback' --
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) /
  • 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 --
  • Heaven-Haven: A Nun takes the Veil
  • 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
  • Pied Beauty
  • '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
  • Peace
  • Paudeen
  • The Cold Heaven
  • A Coat
  • A Thought from Propertius
  • Death
  • Spilt Milk
  • The Choice
  • Consolation
  • The Great Day --
  • Arthur Symons (1865-1945) /
  • 'How looks the night?'
  • 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) /
  • 'Repeat that, repeat'
  • 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'
  • 'Not of all my eyes see'
  • '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 --
  • 'She schools the flighty pupils of her eyes'
  • 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 --
  • Never May the Fruit Be Plucked
  • 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 --
  • To a Young Poet
  • 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 --
  • The True Encounter --
  • 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) /
  • Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) /
  • 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 --
  • One of the Principal Causes of War --
  • Laurie Lee (1914- ) /
  • Invasion Summer --
  • C.H. Sisson (1914- ) /
  • Money
  • Easter --
  • Judith Wright (1915- ) /
  • Portrait --
  • Thomas Blackburn (1916-1977) /
  • Families --
  • John Ciardi (1916- ) /
  • Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) /
  • 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
  • Arms and the Boy --
  • Richard Church (1893-1972) /
  • Be Frugal --
  • E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) /
  • John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) /
  • '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
  • Emily Hardcastle, Spinster --
  • 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- ) /
  • Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) /
  • 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
  • After War
  • 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
  • On the Night
  • 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- ) /
  • The Escape
  • 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
  • Moments --
  • 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- ) /
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) /
  • 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 --
  • 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
  • William Meredith (1919- ) /
  • 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 --
  • Iambic Feet Considered as Honorable Scars --
  • 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 --
  • D.J. Enright (1920- ) /
  • 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 --
  • The Monuments of Hiroshima
  • 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- ) /
  • Development --
  • 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
  • Howard Nemerov (1920- ) /
  • An Old Picture
  • A Negro Cemetery Next to a White One
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xl, 307 pages
Isbn
9780192820730
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
84027294
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
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System control number
  • (OCoLC)11519657
  • (OCoLC)ocm11519657
Label
The Oxford book of short poems, chosen and edited by P.J. Kavanagh and James Michie
Link
https://archive.org/details/oxfordbookofshor00kava
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-277)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • '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) /
  • Introduction --
  • '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) /
  • Anonymous (13th and 14th centuries) /
  • 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) /
  • 'Fowls in the frith' -- 'Lord, Thou Clèpedest me' -- 'When I see on Rood' -- 'Why have you no ruth?' --
  • 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' --
  • Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400) /
  • 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-
  • 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) /
  • Upon Her Feet
  • 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) /
  • His Prayer to Ben Jonson
  • 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
  • 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) /
  • Robert Herrick (1591-1674) /
  • 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) /
  • Discontents in Devon
  • 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) /
  • Dreams
  • 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. --
  • Impossibilities, to His Friend
  • 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
  • Upon Himself
  • 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
  • The Coming of Good Luck
  • 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) /
  • The Silken Snake
  • 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) /
  • To Daisies, Not to Shut So Soon
  • 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
  • A Rodomontade on His Cruel Mistress --
  • 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) /
  • Henry Aldrich (1647-1710) /
  • 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'
  • A Catch ('If all be true') --
  • 'How many miles to Babylon?'
  • 'My mother said'
  • 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) /
  • John Crowne (1640?-1703?) /
  • 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
  • Song ('Kind lovers, love on') from Calisto --
  • 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')
  • Thomas Rymer (1641-1713) /
  • 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) /
  • To --- ('Let those with cost') --
  • 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
  • John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647-1680) /
  • 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 --
  • To My More than Meritorious Wife
  • 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 --
  • Grecian Kindness
  • 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) /
  • Song ('Leave this gaudy gilded stage')
  • 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
  • A Sunset
  • 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) /
  • Time, Real and Imaginary: An Allegory
  • 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
  • Apologia Pro Vita Sua
  • 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'
  • Phantom
  • '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'
  • On Imitation --
  • 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
  • Robert Southey (1774-1843) /
  • The Soldier's Wife: Dactylics --
  • Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864) /
  • 'Had we two met'
  • Dirce
  • William Wordsworth (1770-1850) /
  • 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) /
  • 'She dwelt among the untrodden ways'
  • 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
  • 'My heart leaps up'
  • 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' --
  • To a Child: Written in Her Album --
  • 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) /
  • Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) /
  • 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 --
  • 'Look no thou'
  • 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) /
  • 'Youth! thou wear'st to manhood now' --
  • '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' --
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge 91772-1834) /
  • 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
  • The Rainbow --
  • 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
  • Robert Bridges (1844-1930) /
  • 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
  • Triolet ('When first we met')
  • '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
  • April 1885 --
  • 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
  • Alice Meynell (1847-1922) /
  • 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
  • 'I am the Way'
  • 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
  • The Rainy Summer
  • 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'
  • Maternity --
  • 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) /
  • Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) /
  • Poetry
  • A Face
  • I May, I Might, I Must
  • A Jellyfish --
  • T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) /
  • Cousin Nancy
  • 'I am a hunchback' --
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) /
  • 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 --
  • Heaven-Haven: A Nun takes the Veil
  • 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
  • Pied Beauty
  • '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
  • Peace
  • Paudeen
  • The Cold Heaven
  • A Coat
  • A Thought from Propertius
  • Death
  • Spilt Milk
  • The Choice
  • Consolation
  • The Great Day --
  • Arthur Symons (1865-1945) /
  • 'How looks the night?'
  • 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) /
  • 'Repeat that, repeat'
  • 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'
  • 'Not of all my eyes see'
  • '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 --
  • 'She schools the flighty pupils of her eyes'
  • 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 --
  • Never May the Fruit Be Plucked
  • 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 --
  • To a Young Poet
  • 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 --
  • The True Encounter --
  • 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) /
  • Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978) /
  • 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 --
  • One of the Principal Causes of War --
  • Laurie Lee (1914- ) /
  • Invasion Summer --
  • C.H. Sisson (1914- ) /
  • Money
  • Easter --
  • Judith Wright (1915- ) /
  • Portrait --
  • Thomas Blackburn (1916-1977) /
  • Families --
  • John Ciardi (1916- ) /
  • Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) /
  • 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
  • Arms and the Boy --
  • Richard Church (1893-1972) /
  • Be Frugal --
  • E.E. Cummings (1894-1962) /
  • John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) /
  • '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
  • Emily Hardcastle, Spinster --
  • 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- ) /
  • Ivor Gurney (1890-1937) /
  • 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
  • After War
  • 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
  • On the Night
  • 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- ) /
  • The Escape
  • 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
  • Moments --
  • 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- ) /
  • Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) /
  • 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 --
  • 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
  • William Meredith (1919- ) /
  • 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 --
  • Iambic Feet Considered as Honorable Scars --
  • 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 --
  • D.J. Enright (1920- ) /
  • 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 --
  • The Monuments of Hiroshima
  • 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- ) /
  • Development --
  • 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
  • Howard Nemerov (1920- ) /
  • An Old Picture
  • A Negro Cemetery Next to a White One
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xl, 307 pages
Isbn
9780192820730
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
84027294
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)11519657
  • (OCoLC)ocm11519657

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