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

Contributor(s): Kavanagh, P. J. (Patrick Joseph), 1931- | Michie, James.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985Description: xl, 307 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 019214135X; 9780192141354; 0192820737 (pbk.); 9780192820730 (pbk.).Subject(s): English poetry | American poetry | Poetry in English, to 1980 - AnthologiesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Oxford book of short poems.DDC classification: 821/.008 Also issued online.
Contents:
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.
Summary: Contains 658 poems not longer than thirteen lines and written since the thirteenth century.
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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.

Contains 658 poems not longer than thirteen lines and written since the thirteenth century.

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About the Editors:
James Michie and P.J. Kavanagh are both noted English poets.

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