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Hill, Geoffrey    Poet's Biography
400 poems available by this author


A PRE-RAPHAELITE NOTEBOOK    Poem Text    
First Line: Primroses; salutations; the miry skull
Subject(s): Prehistoric Antiquities; Time


A SONG OF DEGREES    Poem Text    
First Line: It is said adonai your hidden word
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


AFTER CUMAE       
First Line: The sun again unearthed, colours come up fresh
Last Line: Fingered, themselves the curios of voyage


ALGABAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Rhine-rentier
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


ALGABAL       
First Line: Rhine-rentier
Last Line: Of the ageless champion
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


ANNUNCIATIONS       
First Line: The word has been abroad, is back, with a tanned look
Last Line: To recognize the damned among your friends.'


APOLOGY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND: 1       
First Line: And, after all, it is to them we return
Last Line: It is the rood blazing upon the green


APOLOGY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND: 10       
First Line: Remember how, at seven years, the decrees
Last Line: All night the cisterns whisper in the roof


APOLOGY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND: 11       
First Line: The pigeon purrs in the wood; the wood has gone
Last Line: Warheads of mushrooms round the filter-pond


APOLOGY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND: 12       
First Line: Stroke the small silk with your whispering hands
Last Line: And the lost delicate suitors who could sing
Variant Title(s): The Eve Of St. Mar


APOLOGY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND: 13       
First Line: So to celebrate that kingdom: it grows
Last Line: How the rose-window blossoms with the sun!


APOLOGY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND: 3       
First Line: High voices in domestic chapels; praise
Last Line: The spider looms against another storm


APOLOGY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND: 4       
First Line: Make miniatures of the once-monstrous theme
Last Line: Sated upon the stillness of the bride


APOLOGY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND: 5       
First Line: Suppose they sweltered here three thousand years
Last Line: Among the ruins and on endless roads


APOLOGY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND: 6       
First Line: Malcolm and frere, colebrooke and elphinstone
Last Line: Heavenly buddhas smiling in their sleep.'


APOLOGY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND: 7       
First Line: Pitched high above the shallows of the sea
Last Line: Even the phantoms of untold mistakes


APOLOGY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND: 8       
First Line: While friends defected, you stayed and were sure
Last Line: Of snowberries, clear-calling as they fade


APOLOGY FOR THE REVIVAL OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE IN ENGLAND: 9       
First Line: Autumn resumes the land, ruffles the woods
Last Line: In cabinets of amethyst and frost
Variant Title(s): The Laurel Ax


ASMODEUS       
First Line: They, after the slow building of the house
Last Line: Closing the doors of the house and the head also
Variant Title(s): Asmoda


ASSISI FRAGMENTS       
First Line: Lion and lioness, the mild %inflammable beasts
Last Line: Eat, my brother; and to the fire I am clean


BIBLIOGRAPHERS       
First Line: Lucifer blazing in superb effigies
Last Line: (the shadow-god envisaged in no cloud
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


BIDDEN GUEST       
First Line: The starched unbending candles stir
Last Line: A server has put out its eyes


CANAAN    Poem Text    
First Line: They march at god's
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CANAAN       
First Line: They march at god's
Last Line: Or a leg like flails
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


CANTICLE FOR GOOD FRIDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: The cross staggered him. At the cliff-top
Subject(s): Bible; Christianity; Religion; Theology


CANTICLE FOR GOOD FRIDAY       
First Line: The cross staggered him. At the cliff-top
Last Line: Creation's issue congealing (and one woman's
Subject(s): Bible; Christianity; Religion


CHRISTMAS TREES'    Poem Text    
First Line: Bonhoeffer in his skylit cell
Subject(s): Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906-1945); Christianity; Christmas; Christmas Trees; Nativity, The


CHRISTMAS TREES'       
First Line: Bonhoeffer in his skylit cell
Last Line: We hear too late or not too late
Subject(s): Bonhoeffer, Dietrich (1906-1945); Christianity; Christmas; Christmas Trees


CHURCHILL'S FUNERAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Endless london / mourns for that knowledge
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CHURCHILL'S FUNERAL       
First Line: Endless london %mourns for that knowledge
Last Line: Redemption and last %salvo of poppies?
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


CONCERNING INHERITANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: It is with civic matters as with some questions
Last Line: Its aegis anciently a divine shield / over the city
Subject(s): Great Britain History; Inheritance & Succession; English History


CONCERNING INHERITANCE       
First Line: It is with civic matters as with some questions
Last Line: Its aegis anciently a divine shield %over the city
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


COWAN BRIDGE       
First Line: A lost storm in this temperate place
Last Line: The modesty of her rage


CYCLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Natural strange beatitudes
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


CYCLE       
First Line: Natural strange beatitudes
Last Line: Do you mean %beatitudes
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


DARK-LAND (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Are these last things reduced
Last Line: Sheol if not shiloh
Subject(s): Great Britain History; Anglican Church; Jews; English History


DARK-LAND (1)       
First Line: Are these last things reduced
Last Line: Sheol if not shiloh
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


DARK-LAND (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Wherein wesley stood
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


DARK-LAND (2)       
First Line: Wherein wesley stood
Last Line: Of entailed riches
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


DARK-LAND (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Aspiring grantham
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


DARK-LAND (3)       
First Line: Aspiring grantham
Last Line: To flagrant mercies
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


DE ANIMA    Poem Text    
First Line: Salutation: it is as though
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


DE ANIMA       
First Line: Salutation: it is as though
Last Line: Ourselves and masters of all %humility
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


DE JURE BELLI AC PACIS    Poem Text    
First Line: The people moves as one spirit unfettered
Last Line: To consecrate the liberties of maastricht?
Subject(s): Europe


DE JURE BELLI AC PACIS       
First Line: The people moves as one spirit unfettered
Last Line: The archangel, unseeing, unbowed, %chimes with each stroke
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


DISCOURSE: FOR STANLEY ROSEN       
First Line: As to whether there persists-enlighten me
Last Line: Its earthen genius auditing the spheres


DISTANT FURY OF BATTLE       
First Line: Grass resurrects to mask, to strange
Last Line: Some, dug out of hot-beds, are brought bare, %not past conceiving but past care


DOCTOR FAUSTUS: 1. THE EMPEROR'S CLOTHES       
First Line: A way of many ways: a god
Last Line: Voice (though innocently loud


DOCTOR FAUSTUS: 2. THE HARPIES       
First Line: Having stood hungrily apart
Last Line: By the torn waters


DOCTOR FAUSTUS: 3. ANOTHER PART OF THE FABLE       
First Line: The innocents have not flown
Last Line: A blinded god believe %that he is not blind


ELEGIAC STANZAS       
First Line: Mountains, monuments, all forms
Last Line: O sentiment upon the rocks!


EPIPHANY AT SAINT MARY THE VIRGIN       
First Line: The wise men, vulnerable in ageing plaster
Last Line: The night air sings of colder spells to come


EZEKIEL'S WHEEL    Poem Text    
First Line: Consider now the valley
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


EZEKIEL'S WHEEL       
First Line: Consider now the valley
Last Line: The bane of judah
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


FANTASIA ON 'HORBURY'       
First Line: Dry walls, and nettles battered by the dust
Last Line: These heads of nettles lopped into the dust


FLORENTINES       
First Line: Horses, black-lidded mouths peeled back
Last Line: The stricken faces damnable and serene


FOUR POEMS REGARDING THE ENDURANCE OF POETS: 'DOMAINE PUBLIC'       
First Line: For reading I can recommend
Last Line: Resurrect and the judges come


FOUR POEMS REGARDING THE ENDURANCE OF POETS: A PRAYER TO THE SUN       
First Line: Darkness %above all things
Last Line: Bless us %so that %we sleep


FOUR POEMS REGARDING THE ENDURANCE OF POETS: MEN ARE A MOCKERY OF       
First Line: Some days a shadow through
Last Line: I would compose my voice


FOUR POEMS REGARDING THE ENDURANCE OF POETS: TRISTIA: 1891-1938       
First Line: Difficult friend, I would have preferred
Last Line: Feasting on this, reaching its own end


FUNERAL MUSIC       
First Line: Processionals in the exemplary cave
Last Line: Crying to the end 'I have not finished.'


FUNERAL MUSIC: I       
First Line: Processionals in the exemplary cave,
Last Line: Habitation, no man's dwelling-place.


FUNERAL MUSIC: II       
First Line: For whom do we scrape our tribute of pain-
Last Line: Flurrying, darkness over the human mire.


FUNERAL MUSIC: III       
First Line: They bespoke doomsday and they meant it by
Last Line: Tup in their marriage-blood, gasping jesus.


FUNERAL MUSIC: IV       
First Line: Let mind be more precious than soul; it will not
Last Line: With perpetual silence as with torches.


FUNERAL MUSIC: V       
First Line: As with torches we go, at wild christmas,
Last Line: Tenderness of the damned for their own flesh:


FUNERAL MUSIC: VI       
First Line: My little son, when you could command marvels
Last Line: Abandonment, since it is what I have.


FUNERAL MUSIC: VII       
First Line: Prowess, vanity, mutual regard,
Last Line: Strutted upon the armour of the dead.


FUNERAL MUSIC: VIII       
First Line: Not as we are but as we must appear,
Last Line: Crying to the end I have not finished.


GENESIS    Poem Text    
First Line: Against the burly air I strode
Subject(s): Bible; Religion; Theology


GENESIS       
First Line: Against the burly air I strode
Last Line: Though earth has rolled beneath her weight %the bones that cannot bear the light
Subject(s): Bible; Religion


GIDEON AT THE WALL       
First Line: Nudging and thrusting to the light


GOD'S LITTLE MOUNTAIN       
First Line: Below, the river scrambled like a goat
Last Line: And who will prove the surgeon to this stone?


GUARDIANS       
First Line: The young, having risen early, had gone
Last Line: Gather the dead as the first dead scrape home


HISTORY AS POETRY       
First Line: Poetry as salutation; taste
Last Line: Unanswerable the knack of tongues


HOLY THURSDAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Naked, he climbed to the wolf's lair
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


HOLY THURSDAY       
First Line: Naked, he climbed to the wolf's lair
Last Line: Who was my constant myth and terror
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


HUMANIST       
First Line: The venice portrait: he
Last Line: Dryly against the robes
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


HYMNS TO OUR LADY OF CHARTRES       


HYMNS TO OUR LADY OF CHARTRES       
First Line: Eia, with handbells, jews' harps, risible
Last Line: Your varied mercies, variously adored


I HAD HOPE WHEN VIOLENCE WAS CEAS'T       
First Line: Dawnlight freezes against the east-wire
Last Line: That which is taken from me in not mine


IMAGINATIVE LIFE       
First Line: Evasive souls, of whom the wise lose track
Last Line: As though the dead had finis on the brows


IN MEMORY OF JANE FRASER; AN ATTEMPTED REPARATION    Poem Text    
First Line: When snow like sheep lay in the fold
Subject(s): Christianity; Death; Religion; Dead, The; Theology


IN MEMORY OF JANE FRASER; AN ATTEMPTED REPARATION       
First Line: When snow like sheep lay in the fold
Last Line: Dead comes upon the alder shook
Subject(s): Christianity; Death; Religion


IN PIAM MEMORIAM       
First Line: Created purely from glass the saint stands
Last Line: Like a revealed mineral, a new earth


LACHRIMAE: 1. LACHRIMAE VERAE       
First Line: Crucified lord, you swim upon your cross
Last Line: Surrendering the joys that they condemn


LACHRIMAE: 2. THE MASQUE OF BLACKNESS       
First Line: Splendour of life so splendidly contained
Last Line: Vanishes in the chaos of the dark


LACHRIMAE: 3. MARTYRIUM       
First Line: The jesus-faced man walking crowned with flies
Last Line: In rising vernicles of summer air


LACHRIMAE: 4. LACHRIMAE COACTAE       
First Line: Crucified lord, however much I burn
Last Line: Its void embrace, the semblance of your quiet


LACHRIMAE: 5. PAVANA DOLOROSA       
First Line: Loves I allow and passions I approve
Last Line: I stay amid the things that will not stay


LACHRIMAE: 6. LACHRIMAE ANTIQUAE NOVAE       
First Line: Crucified lord, so naked to the world
Last Line: Dominion is swallowed with your blood


LITTLE APOCALYPSE       
First Line: Abrupt tempter; close enough to survive
Last Line: The god cast, perfected, among fire


LOCUST SONGS: GOOD HUSBANDRY       
First Line: Out of the foliage of sensual pride
Last Line: Gluttons for wrath, we stomach our reward


LOCUST SONGS: SHILOH CHURCH, 1862: TWENTY-THREE THOUSAND    Poem Text    
First Line: O stamping-ground of the shod word! So hard
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


LOCUST SONGS: SHILOH CHURCH, 1862: TWENTY-THREE THOUSAND       
First Line: O stamping-ground of the shod word! So hard
Last Line: But with what blood, and to what end, shiloh?
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


LOCUST SONGS: THE EMBLEM       
First Line: So with sweet oaths converting the salt earth
Last Line: Stung by the innocent venoms of the earth


MERCIAN HYMNS: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: King of the perennial holly-groves, the riven sandstone: overlord of
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia; English


MERCIAN HYMNS: 1       
First Line: King of the perennial holly-groves, the riven sandstone: overlord of
Last Line: I liked that,' said offa, 'sing it again.'
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia


MERCIAN HYMNS: 10    Poem Text    
First Line: He adored the desk, its brown-oak inlaid with ebony
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia; English


MERCIAN HYMNS: 10       
First Line: He adored the desk, its brown-oak inlaid with ebony
Last Line: He wept, %attempting to master ancilla and servus
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia


MERCIAN HYMNS: 11       
First Line: Coins handsome as nero's; of good substance and
Last Line: Furrowed black mould, his snout intimate with worms and leaves


MERCIAN HYMNS: 12       
First Line: Their spades grafted through the variably-resistant
Last Line: Sunk solids of gravity. I have raked up a golden and stinking blaze


MERCIAN HYMNS: 13       
First Line: Trim the lamp; polish the lens; draw, one by one, rare
Last Line: Portrays the self-possession of his possession, %cushioned on a legend


MERCIAN HYMNS: 14       
First Line: Dimissing reports and men, he put pressure on the wax
Last Line: He did this whenever it suited him, which was not often


MERCIAN HYMNS: 15       
First Line: Tutting, he wrenched at a snarled root of dead crab
Last Line: Head, the corpse of cernunnos pitching dayward %its feral horns


MERCIAN HYMNS: 16    Poem Text    
First Line: Clash of salutation. As keels thrust into shingle
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia; English


MERCIAN HYMNS: 16       
First Line: Clash of salutation. As keels thrust into shingle
Last Line: Hissing. Wine, urine and sashes
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia


MERCIAN HYMNS: 17       
First Line: He drove at evening through the hushed vosges. The
Last Line: The high valleys its halleine


MERCIAN HYMNS: 18       
First Line: At pavia, a visitation of some sorrow. Boethius'
Last Line: His journey. To watch the tiber foaming out much blood


MERCIAN HYMNS: 19       
First Line: Behind the thorn-trees thin smoke, scutch-grass or
Last Line: With soft shields of fungus, and launch it upon the flames


MERCIAN HYMNS: 2       
First Line: A pet-name, a common name. Best-selling brand
Last Line: The starting-cry of a race. A name to conjure with


MERCIAN HYMNS: 20       
First Line: Primeval heathland spattered with the boones of mice
Last Line: Gwern'. Steel against yew and privet. Fresh %dynasties of smiths


MERCIAN HYMNS: 21       
First Line: Cohorts of charabancs fanfared offa's province and
Last Line: The nuggets of fool's gold


MERCIAN HYMNS: 22       
First Line: We ran across the meadow with cow-dung, past the crab-apple
Last Line: Airships and warriors who took wing immortal as phantoms


MERCIAN HYMNS: 23       
First Line: In tapestries, in dreams, they gathered, as it was en
Last Line: Cold bacon. The lamps grew plump with oily reliable light


MERCIAN HYMNS: 24       
First Line: Itinerant through numerous domains, o his lord's
Last Line: ('et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum' dust in the %eyes, on clawing wings, and lips


MERCIAN HYMNS: 25       
First Line: Brooding on the eightieth letter of fors clavigera, I speak this in memory
Last Line: Whose childhood and prime womanhood were spent in the nailers' drag


MERCIAN HYMNS: 26       
First Line: Fortified in their front parlours, at yuletide men
Last Line: Who have scattered peppermint and confetti, your %hundreds-and-thousands


MERCIAN HYMNS: 27    Poem Text    
First Line: Now when king offa was alive and dead, they were
Subject(s): Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia


MERCIAN HYMNS: 27       
First Line: Now when king offa was alive and dead, they were
Last Line: Dripped red in the arena of its uprooting
Subject(s): Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia


MERCIAN HYMNS: 28    Poem Text    
First Line: Processes of generation; deeds of settlement. The
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia; English


MERCIAN HYMNS: 28       
First Line: Processes of generation; deeds of settlement. The
Last Line: Of legendary holly; silverdark the ridged gleam
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia


MERCIAN HYMNS: 29       
First Line: Not strangeness, but strange likeness. Obstinate, outclassed forefathers
Last Line: He entered into the last dream of offa the king


MERCIAN HYMNS: 3       
First Line: On the morning of the crowning we chorused our remission from school
Last Line: A king in his new-risen hat, sealing his brisk largesse with 'any mustard?'


MERCIAN HYMNS: 30    Poem Text    
First Line: And it seemed, while we waited, he began to walk to
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia; English


MERCIAN HYMNS: 30       
First Line: And it seemed, while we waited, he began to walk to
Last Line: He left behind coins, for his lodging, and traces of red mud
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia


MERCIAN HYMNS: 4       
First Line: I was invested in mother-earth, the crypt of roots
Last Line: Long-unlooked-for mansions of our tribe


MERCIAN HYMNS: 5       
First Line: So much for the elves' wergild, the true governance
Last Line: I who was take to be a king of %some kind, a prodigy, a maimed one


MERCIAN HYMNS: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: The princes of mercia were badger and raven. Thrall to their freedom
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia; English


MERCIAN HYMNS: 6       
First Line: The princes of mercia were badger and raven. Thrall to their freedom
Last Line: Dried snot; wrists and knees garnished with impetigo
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia


MERCIAN HYMNS: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Gasholders, russet among fields. Milldams, marlpools that lay unstirring
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia; English


MERCIAN HYMNS: 7       
First Line: Gasholders, russet among fields. Milldams, marlpools that lay unstirring
Last Line: In his private derelict sandlorry named albion
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia


MERCIAN HYMNS: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: The mad are predators. Too often lately they harbour
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia; English


MERCIAN HYMNS: 8       
First Line: The mad are predators. Too often lately they harbour
Last Line: Law. I dedicate my awakening to this matter
Subject(s): England; Offa (d. 796), King Of Mercia


MERCIAN HYMNS: 9       
First Line: The strange church smelled a bit 'high', of censers
Last Line: Lived long enough to see things 'nicely settled'


MERLIN       
First Line: I will consider the outnumbering dead
Last Line: And over their city stands the pinnacled corn


METAMORPHOSES: 1. THE FEAR       
First Line: No manner of address will do
Last Line: The summit and the ground


METAMORPHOSES: 2       
First Line: Through scant pride to be so put out!
Last Line: With admirable restraint and fervour


METAMORPHOSES: 3. THE RE-BIRTH OF VENUS    Poem Text    
First Line: And now the sea-scoured temptress, having failed
Subject(s): Chicago; Haymarket Square Riot; Newspapers; Social Protest; Journalism; Journalists


METAMORPHOSES: 3. THE RE-BIRTH OF VENUS       
First Line: And now the sea-scoured temptress, having failed
Last Line: Stayers, and searchers of the fanged pool
Subject(s): Chicago; Haymarket Square Riot; Newspapers; Social Protest


METAMORPHOSES: 4. DRAKE'S DRUM       
First Line: Those varied dead. The undiscerning sea
Last Line: Sink to their melted ears and melted hearts


METAMORPHOSES: 5       
First Line: Doubtless he saw some path clear, having found
Last Line: That to be bleached or burned the sea casts out


MYSTERY OF THE CHARITY OF CHARLES PEGUY       
First Line: Crack of a starting-pistol, jean jaures
Last Line: In memory of those things these words were born.'


MYSTERY OF THE CHARITY OF CHARLES PEGUY: 5       
First Line: Among the beetroots, where we are constrained
Last Line: With love, honour, suchlike bitter fruit?


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: You see the terrain he has won back from but not won
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (1)       
First Line: You see the terrain he has won back from but not won
Last Line: Transformation-scene-and-curtain, apocalypse-hippodrome!
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Do not stand witness; observe only
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (2)       
First Line: Do not stand witness; observe only
Last Line: At the mercy of door-chimes?
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: To the evangelicals: a moving image
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (3)       
First Line: To the evangelicals: a moving image
Last Line: But shelve it under mercies
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Ill-conceived, ill ordained, heart's rhetoric
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (4)       
First Line: Ill-conceived, ill ordained, heart's rhetoric
Last Line: Not to be taken down
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: Great gifts foreclosed on; loss and waste offset
Last Line: This is also admitted: introit turba
Subject(s): Great Britain History; Religion; English History


MYSTICISM AND DEMOCRACY (5)       
First Line: Great gifts foreclosed on; loss and waste offset
Last Line: This also is admitted: introit turba
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


OF COMING-INTO-BEING AND PASSING-AWAY    Poem Text    
First Line: Rosa sericea: its red spurs / blooded with amber
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


OF COMING-INTO-BEING AND PASSING-AWAY       
First Line: Rosa sericea: its red spurs %blooded with amber
Last Line: The unsustaining %wondrously sustained
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


OF COMMERCE AND SOCIETY: 1. THE APOSTLES: VERSAILLES, 1919       
First Line: They sat. They stood about
Last Line: The sea creaked with worked vessels


OF COMMERCE AND SOCIETY: 2. THE LOWLANDS OF HOLLAND       
First Line: Europe, the much-scarred, much-scoured terrain
Last Line: The sea decent again behind walls


OF COMMERCE AND SOCIETY: 3. THE DEATH OF SHELLEY       
First Line: Slime; the residues of refined tears
Last Line: Strain into life with their notorious cries


OF COMMERCE AND SOCIETY: 4       
First Line: Statesmen have known visions. And, not alone
Last Line: At times it seems not common to explain


OF COMMERCE AND SOCIETY: 5. ODE ON THE LOSS OF THE 'TITANIC'       
First Line: Thriving against facades the ignorant sea
Last Line: By all means let us appease the terse gods


OF COMMERCE AND SOCIETY: 6. THE MARTYRDOM OF SAINT SEBASTIAN       
First Line: Naked, as if for swimming, the martyr
Last Line: Resonant with tribute and with commerce


OF CONSTANCY AND MEASURE    Poem Text    
First Line: One sees again how it goes
Last Line: With so much else believed to be fire and air
Subject(s): Gurney, Ivor (1890-1937); World War I


OF CONSTANCY AND MEASURE       
First Line: One sees again how it goes
Last Line: With so much else believed to be fire and air
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


ORDER OF SERVICE       
First Line: He was the surveyor of his own ice-world
Last Line: Dazzled by renunciation's glare


ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE    Poem Text    
First Line: Though there are wild dogs
Last Line: The newly-stung
Subject(s): Eurydice (nymph); Mythology - Classical; Orpheus


ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE       
First Line: Though there are wild dogs
Last Line: Serene even to a fault
Subject(s): Eurydice (nymph); Mythology - Classical; Orpheus


OVID IN THE THIRD REICH    Poem Text    
First Line: I love my work and my children. God
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; Shoah; Judaism


OVID IN THE THIRD REICH       
First Line: I love my work and my children. God
Last Line: Love. I, in mine, celebrate the love-choir
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews


PARENTALIA (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: The here-and-now finds vigil transfiguring
Last Line: In the faint rasp of autumnal flowers
Subject(s): Beauty


PARENTALIA (1)       
First Line: The here-and-now finds vigil transfiguring
Last Line: In the faint rasp of dry autumnal flowers
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


PARENTALIA (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Go your ways, as if in thanksgiving
Last Line: "harvest festival to armistice day
Subject(s): Daniel (bible)


PARENTALIA (2)       
First Line: Go your ways, as if in thanksgiving
Last Line: The other harvest
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


PASTORAL       
First Line: Mobile, immaculate and austere
Last Line: Evidently-veiled griefs; impervious tombs


PICTURE OF A NATIVITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Sea-preserved, heaped with sea-spoils
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


PICTURE OF A NATIVITY       
First Line: Sea-preserved, heaped with sea-spoils
Last Line: Freeze into an attitude %recalling the dead
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion


PISGAH    Poem Text    
First Line: I am ashamed and grieve, having seen you then
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


PISGAH       
First Line: I am ashamed and grieve, having seen you then
Last Line: Perhaps I too am a shade
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


POSTLUDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Rose-douched ammoniac
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


POSTLUDE       
First Line: Rose-douched ammoniac
Last Line: Swallow their parturitions
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


PSALMS OF ASSIZE    Poem Text    
First Line: Why should I strike you with my name
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


PSALMS OF ASSIZE       
First Line: Why should I strike you with my name
Last Line: With the elect justified %to his right hand
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


REQUIEM FOR THE PLANTAGENET KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: For whom the possessed sea littered, on both shores
Subject(s): Great Britain - Rulers


REQUIEM FOR THE PLANTAGENET KINGS       
First Line: For whom the possessed sea littered, on both shores
Last Line: Across daubed rock evacuates its dead
Subject(s): Great Britain - Rulers


RESPUBLICA    Poem Text    
First Line: The srident high
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


RESPUBLICA       
First Line: The srident high
Last Line: Back from the dead
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


RITORNELLI    Poem Text    
First Line: Angel of tones
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


RITORNELLI       
First Line: Angel of tones
Last Line: With sounds of joy
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


SCENES WITH HARLEQUINS    Poem Text    
First Line: Distance is on edge
Last Line: "it is parched mars,
Subject(s): Religion


SCENES WITH HARLEQUINS       
First Line: Distance is on edge
Last Line: Foreknowledge-I forget- %in 'retribution'
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


SEPTEMBER SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Undesirable you may have been, untouchable
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; War; Shoah; Judaism


SEPTEMBER SONG       
First Line: Undesirable you may have been, untouchable
Last Line: This is plenty. This is more than enough
Subject(s): Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945); Jews; War


SOBIESKI'S SHIELD    Poem Text    
First Line: The blackberry, white
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


SOBIESKI'S SHIELD       
First Line: The blackberry, white
Last Line: And what they have about them dark to dark
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


SOLILOQUIES: OLD POET WITH DISTANT ADMIRERS       
First Line: What I lost was not a part of this
Last Line: Of propertius (although he died young


SOLILOQUIES: THE STONE MAN       
First Line: Recall, now, the omens of childhood
Last Line: The sun bellows over its parched swarms


SOLOMON'S MINES       
First Line: Anything to have done!
Last Line: Out of that strong land


SONG OF DEGREES       
First Line: It is said adonai your hidden word
Last Line: To his blind faith
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


SONG CONTEST       
First Line: By order of hunger the starving stood in line
Last Line: In lieu of words the one word fire %blazed from its heart


SONGBOOK OF SEBASTIAN ARRURRUZ       
First Line: Ten years without you. For so it happens
Last Line: The long-lost words of choice and valediction


SONGBOOK OF SEBASTIAN ARRURRUZ: 3       
First Line: What other men do with other women
Last Line: The dream where you are always to be found


SONGBOOK OF SEBASTIAN ARRURRUZ: 4       
First Line: A workable fancy. Old petulant
Last Line: At he end, into the light of appraisal


SONGBOOK OF SEBASTIAN ARRURRUZ: 5       
First Line: Love, oh my love, it will come
Last Line: Are fed into my blank hunger for you


SONGBOOK OF SEBASTIAN ARRURRUZ: A LETTER FROM ARMENIA       
First Line: So, remotely, in your part of the world
Last Line: Circumstantial disasters. I gaze at the authentic dead


SONGBOOK OF SEBASTIAN ARRURRUZ: COPLAS       
First Line: One cannot lose what one has not possessed.'
Last Line: By the unfamiliar passion between them?


SONGBOOK OF SEBASTIAN ARRURRUZ: FROM THE LATIN       
First Line: There would have been things to say, quietness
Last Line: Desirable features of conversation


SONGBOOK OF SEBASTIAN ARRURRUZ: POSTURES       
First Line: I imagine, as I imagine us
Last Line: Pursues its own abstinence


SONGBOOK OF SEBASTIAN ARRURRUZ: TO HIS WIFE       
First Line: You ventured occasionally - %as though this were another's house
Last Line: Of now-almost-meaningless despair


SORREL    Poem Text    
First Line: Very common and widely distributed...It is called sorrow
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


SORREL       
First Line: Very common and widely distributed...It is called sorrow
Last Line: Salvation's troth-plight, plumed, of the elect
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


TENEBRAE       
First Line: Requite this angel whose %flushed and thirsting face
Last Line: Silver on silver thrills itself to ice


TERRIBILIS EST LOCUS ISTE       
First Line: Briefly they are amazed. The marigold-fields
Last Line: Self-portrait with a seraph and a storm


THAT MAN AS A RATIONAL ANIMAL    Poem Text    
First Line: Abiding provenance I would have said
Last Line: Innocence of first inscription
Subject(s): Christianity


THAT MAN AS A RATIONAL ANIMAL       
First Line: Abiding provenance I would have said
Last Line: Innocence of first inscription
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


THE BIBLIOGRAPHERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Lucifer blazing in superb effigies
Last Line: The shadow-god envisioned is no cloud
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


THE HUMANIST    Poem Text    
First Line: The venice portrait: he
Subject(s): Christianity; Religion; Theology


THREE BAROQUE MEDITATIONS: 1       
First Line: Do words make up the majesty
Last Line: Paradigm sleep-and-kill


THREE BAROQUE MEDITATIONS: 2       
First Line: Anguish bloated by the replete scream
Last Line: Furies promenade and bask their claws


THREE BAROQUE MEDITATIONS: 3. THE DEAD BRIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: So white I was, he would have me cry
Subject(s): Hate


THREE BAROQUE MEDITATIONS: 3. THE DEAD BRIDE       
First Line: So white I was, he would have me cry
Last Line: Love. I hated him. He weeps, solemnizing his loss
Subject(s): Hate


TO JOHN CONSTABLE: IN ABSENTIA    Poem Text    
First Line: Anxious griefs, grievous anxieties, are not to be
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


TO JOHN CONSTABLE: IN ABSENTIA       
First Line: Anxious griefs, grievous anxieties, are not to be
Last Line: The abrupt rainbow's errant visitation
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


TO LUCIEN RICHARD: ON SUFFERING       
First Line: The undulant road makes the way-out tide
Last Line: Pity about the tackle. I could have wept


TO THE (SUPPOSED) PATRON       
First Line: Prodigal of loves and barbecues
Last Line: Where fish at dawn ignite the powdery lake


TO THE HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Where's probity in this
Last Line: Into the lens of oblivion
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


TO THE HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT (1)       
First Line: Where's probity in this
Last Line: Into the lens of oblivion
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


TO THE HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Keep what in repair?
Last Line: The voice of amos / past its own enduring
Subject(s): Great Britain History; Amos (bible); English History


TO THE HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT (2)       
First Line: Keep what in repair?
Last Line: Past its own enduring
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


TO THE HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Who could outbalance poised
Last Line: Densely reflective, long-drawn, procession of waters?
Subject(s): Great Britain History; Religion; Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678); English History


TO THE HIGH COURT OF PARLIAMENT (3)       
First Line: Who could outbalance poised
Last Line: Densely reflective, long-drawn, procession of waters?
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


TO THE NIEUPORT SCOUT    Poem Text    
First Line: How swiftly they cease to be
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


TO THE NIEUPORT SCOUT       
First Line: How swiftly they cease to be
Last Line: Quenched in a cloud
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


TO THE TELLER OF FORTUNES       
First Line: Spread sand not straw. Salt useless here although
Last Line: Thirteen syllables I shall survive


TO WILLIAM COBBETT: IN ABSENTIA    Poem Text    
First Line: I say it is not faithless
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


TO WILLIAM COBBETT: IN ABSENTIA       
First Line: I say it is not faithless
Last Line: Awed by its own predation
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


TO WILLIAM LAW: IN ABSENTIA    Poem Text    
First Line: To fall asleep in the flesh
Last Line: Light to the unmoved miraculous / pool of siloam
Subject(s): Great Britain History; Religion; Law, William (1686-1761); English History


TO WILLIAM LAW: IN ABSENTIA       
First Line: To fall asleep in the flesh
Last Line: Pool of siloam
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 1       
First Line: Sun-blazed, over romsley, a livid rain-scarp


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 10       
First Line: Last things first; the slow haul to forgive them
Last Line: Epanalepsis, the same word first and last


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 100       
First Line: Blitzkrieg crazes the map-face. Europa wakes
Last Line: Black-out for six years and find her again %irreparably repaired


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 101       
First Line: Though already too late we must
Last Line: Full of wild garlic


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 102       
First Line: You are right, of course; I neither stand
Last Line: A gnostic sign among the corinthians


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 103       
First Line: Parades of strength are not, in the long view
Last Line: Judge of our art, self-pleasured ironia


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 104       
First Line: Self-pleasured, as retching on a voided
Last Line: Dead. No joke, though, self-defenestration


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 105       
First Line: Mea culpa, mea culpa, geffe juvat
Last Line: For definitely the right era, read: dead in the right ear


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 106       
First Line: You: with your regular morning and evening
Last Line: The church of wesley, newman, and george bell


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 107       
First Line: Flos campi - time among the small
Last Line: Wayfaring theme for unaccompanied viola


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 108       
First Line: #name?
Last Line: Hear you you are in dumb-show


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 109       
First Line: Ocuclos tuos ad nos converte: convert
Last Line: Desperately, yet not with despair, not even in desperation


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 11       
First Line: Above dunkirk, the sheared anvil
Last Line: Madness - in lepzig, out of the sevenfold fiery furnace


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 110       
First Line: This glowering carnival, kermesse of wrath
Last Line: Inattentive, absorbing of king james' english


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 111       
First Line: But is such anger genuine or factitious
Last Line: Keep up a fiction, even for twenty lines


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 112       
First Line: The glowering carnival, kermesse of wrath
Last Line: Of jewish alchemy, rathenau %cold in his furs


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 113       
First Line: Boerenverdriet? You eat it - it's dutch liverwurst


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 114       
First Line: From the angels of irrational
Last Line: Intervention and final custody


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 115       
First Line: Overburdened with levity, the spirit found
Last Line: To haemony, plant of exilic virtue


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 116       
First Line: What a fool! And what folly! I should have stuck
Last Line: Vicarious rounds of bare-knuckle


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 117       
First Line: A noble vernacular? We could screw him
Last Line: Have some great instauration occurring %by default, can we


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 118       
First Line: By default, as it so happens, here we have
Last Line: Somewhere - between laus deo and defiance


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 119       
First Line: And yes - bugger you, macsikker et al., - I do
Last Line: Of what is owed the dead


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 12       
First Line: Even the things that stood
Last Line: Hard up against the unlovely %body of aesthetics


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 120       
First Line: As with the gospels, which it is allowed to resemble
Last Line: Own redemption; the general temper %a caustic equity


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 121       
First Line: So what is faith if it is not
Last Line: Am an old man, a child, the horizon %is traherne's country


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 122       
First Line: Sitting up, I drift
Last Line: Memoria, the loan-shark


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 123       
First Line: The secular masque, advanced
Last Line: Altars of the sacrificed engineers


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 124       
First Line: The glowering carnival, kermesse of wrath
Last Line: He wasn't there, as croker pointed out


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 125       
First Line: I have been working towards this for some time
Last Line: Things are eternally present in time and nature


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 126       
First Line: To the short-sighted citizen
Last Line: Untouched, unhearing, angel of forgiveness


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 127       
First Line: In loco parentis - devoured
Last Line: By mad dad. Hideous - hideous - and many like it


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 128       
First Line: The rough-edged, increasingly concave
Last Line: In its conjurations of triumphs


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 129       
First Line: One or two illustrations might help us
Last Line: Ta-rah - ta-rah - ta-rarara - rah


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 13       
First Line: Whose lives are hidden in god? Whose
Last Line: Like glassblowers, inventions %of supreme order


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 130       
First Line: Milton - the political pamphlets. Blake
Last Line: Ta-rah - ta-rah - ta-rarara - rah


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 131       
First Line: Mourning registers as celebration. Haydn
Last Line: Ta-rah - ta-rah - ta-rarara - rah


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 132       
First Line: I would have liked to know - I may yet know
Last Line: Ta-rah - ta-rah - ta-rarara - rah


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 133       
First Line: The nerve required to keep standing, pedaling
Last Line: Ta-rah - ta-rah - ta-rarara -rah


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 134       
First Line: It surprises me not at all that your
Last Line: Wingbeats held by a blink


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 135       
First Line: So what about the dark wood, eh
Last Line: And are there still, in a manner of speaking


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 136       
First Line: But only in a manner of speaking
Last Line: England at once too weepy and too cold


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 137       
First Line: The glowering carnival: nightly solar-flare
Last Line: Iron garth; old stanchions wet with field-dew


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 138       
First Line: Confound you, croker - you and your righteous
Last Line: I've asked that before


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 139       
First Line: Concerning the elective will, arbitrium
Last Line: My dead body, says slow


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 14       
First Line: As to bad faith, malebranche might argue
Last Line: Unacknowledged. Unnamed is not nameless


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 140       
First Line: A se stesso: of self, the lost cause to end all
Last Line: Gorging on road-kill. A se stesso


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 141       
First Line: From the terrible angel of procreation
Last Line: Angel standing in for hope and despair


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 142       
First Line: To the angel of the approved estimates
Last Line: Estimated times of arrival and departure


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 143       
First Line: Power and sycophancy, sycophancy in power
Last Line: Of appeasement's brain-stench


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 144       
First Line: Now, for the law, the prophets, must we take
Last Line: Lauda? Lauda? Lauda sion? Lauda


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 145       
First Line: Incantation or incontinence - the lyric cry
Last Line: Told you the half of it. (all who are able may stand


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 146       
First Line: The whole-keeping of augustine's city of god
Last Line: Up, from a stone-wedged hedge-root, the lost amazing crown


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 147       
First Line: To go so far with the elaborately
Last Line: Cry pax, but to be healed. But to be healed, and die


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 148       
First Line: Obnoxious means, far back within itself
Last Line: Beautiful. Once more? A sad and angry consolation


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 149       
First Line: Obstinate old man - senex %sapiens, it is not. Is he still
Last Line: To forgive myself. We are immortal. Where was I?


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 15       
First Line: Britannia's own narrow %miracle of survival
Last Line: Polish luminary of our time is the obscure %aleksander wat


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 150       
First Line: Sun-blazed, over romsley, the livid rain-scarp


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 16       
First Line: Turing played well in defense
Last Line: Positions. Admit defeat


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 17       
First Line: If the gospel is heard, all else follows
Last Line: We shall rise again, clutching our wounds


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 18       
First Line: It is not (possibly a lacuna - ed
Last Line: March or a death march? It is a dead march


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 19       
First Line: If you so wish to construe this, I shall say
Last Line: Move to the next section


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 2       
First Line: Guilts were incurred in that place, now I am convinced
Last Line: Self-molestation of the child-soul, would that be it


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 20       
First Line: From the book of daniel, am I correct
Last Line: He stretches his wings of flame %upon instruction


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 21       
First Line: What did I miss? - as the man said
Last Line: See my own future in prediction


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 22       
First Line: What flagitia ought to have meant
Last Line: Caesar alone were their agent of resurrection


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 23       
First Line: What remains? You may well ask. Construction
Last Line: Covenant with abraham which you scarcely recall


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 24       
First Line: Summon the leaders, the leaping captions
Last Line: Fire-breathers, artists of inept escape


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 25       
First Line: The hierarchies are here to be questioned. Lead on
Last Line: On the nature of destiny and calculation


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 26       
First Line: Grief - now, after sixty years - exacerbated
Last Line: Beside komensky and toma'0/00 masaryk


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 27       
First Line: One could hardly foresee the vintage hearse
Last Line: As to my lord protector: nothing %but name and number


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 28       
First Line: As I have at times imagned: melancholy
Last Line: Hoyda! - heel-kicking their nags


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 29       
First Line: What is this strange tree that bears so well
Last Line: Iron-bound storm-tree turbulently at rest


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 3       
First Line: Oetronius arbiter, take us in charge
Last Line: Angelus silesius, guard us while we are there


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 30       
First Line: Bring out behemoth - so; a sullen beast
Last Line: Your ignominy by nameless attribution


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 31       
First Line: Scab-picking old scab: why should we be salted
Last Line: With the scurf of his sores


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 32       
First Line: Well-set imperial fixture - victory's
Last Line: Hoisting the dead-beat with galvanic %blatter of trumpets


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 33       
First Line: Trumpets? Come off it - that was cavalry
Last Line: Waverng bugles took the chums and pals


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 34       
First Line: Boom-boom! Obnoxious chthonic old far
Last Line: Exposing himself to borrioboola-gha


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 35       
First Line: Even now, I tell myself, there is a language
Last Line: It is met also in the form of silence


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 36       
First Line: You can say you are deaf in severl languages
Last Line: Lass es in ruhe, mon vieux, hic scriptum est


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 37       
First Line: Shameless old man, bent on committing
Last Line: Put up by the defense to be %his own accuser


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 38       
First Line: Widely established yet with particular
Last Line: In the crypt at lastingham on the threshold of a millennium


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 39       
First Line: Rancorous, narcissistic old sod - what
Last Line: Much more does he have of injury time?


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 4       
First Line: Ever more protracted foreplay
Last Line: Aorta pelting out blood


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 40       
First Line: For wordly, read worldly; for in equity, inequity
Last Line: Is that right, missis, or is that right? I don't care what I say, do I?


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 41       
First Line: For iconic priesthood, read wordly pique and ambition
Last Line: For hardness of heart read costly dislike of cant


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 42       
First Line: Excuse me - excuse me - I did not
Last Line: The lifting. No - please - forget it


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 43       
First Line: This is quite dreadful - he's become obsessed
Last Line: There you go, there you go - narrow it down to obsession!


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 44       
First Line: Cry pax, not that anything is forgiven
Last Line: Let us continue to abuse one another %with the kiss of peace


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 45       
First Line: It is believed - argued - they offered him
Last Line: Courage but courage is not lost


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 46       
First Line: Not always. Not even. Hand me that latin
Last Line: With ruining and/or ruined force


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 47       
First Line: Movie-vocals cracked, her patter still
Last Line: Aspidistra, last off the beaches


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 48       
First Line: Sir, your 'arts/life' column claims that gracie
Last Line: What a 'prang'! - ed


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 49       
First Line: A clear half-face of the moon
Last Line: Ante portas. Why that


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 5       
First Line: Obstinate old man - senex
Last Line: Where was I? Prick him


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 50       
First Line: Trimalchio, bouncing up from a brief seventh
Last Line: Trimalchio readjusts his mask of laughter


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 51       
First Line: Whatever may be meant by moral landscape
Last Line: Are traceable across the faults


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 52       
First Line: Admittedly at times this moral landscape
Last Line: Gather and old horses shake their sides


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 53       
First Line: But leave it now, leave it; as you left
Last Line: Of drizzle at its own thorn-tip stands as revelation


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 54       
First Line: Entertainment overkill: that amplifier
Last Line: Of sacral baseness, like kings at stool


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 55       
First Line: Vergine bella - it is here that I require
Last Line: To a final understanding of it in that light


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 56       
First Line: Less cryptic but still with a touch
Last Line: If this is kenosis, I want out


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 57       
First Line: My dear and awkward love, we may not need
Last Line: Ultimate ruin of the final prize


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 58       
First Line: Portrait of mourning's autodidact: proud
Last Line: Beauty of the potato vine in its places %of lowly flowering


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 59       
First Line: By unearned grandiloquence is to be undestood
Last Line: Widdershins with a dagger of lath


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 6       
First Line: Between bay window and hedge the impenetrable holly
Last Line: By the strength of this reflection


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 60       
First Line: Return of angelus novus. How that
Last Line: Aside and are riven


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 61       
First Line: A se stesso. %not unworded. Enworded
Last Line: Of coherence. You will be taken up. A se stesso


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 62       
First Line: A happy investment, lord trimalchio
Last Line: Tyrant-entertainment, master of the crowds


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 63       
First Line: Those obscenities which - as you say - you fancy
Last Line: What else can I now sell myself, filched from lenten hebrews


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 64       
First Line: Delete: sell myself; filched from. Inert
Last Line: Tell myself; fetched from. For inert read insect


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 65       
First Line: Who posed as britannia - one of royalty's
Last Line: Sacred monsters bellowing at the pyre


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 66       
First Line: Christ has risen yet again to their
Last Line: Proclaim him risen indeed


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 67       
First Line: Instruct me further in your travail
Last Line: Alleluias forte, followed by indifferent %coffee and fellowship


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 68       
First Line: Remove my heart of stone. Replace
Last Line: Aggressor; the stoner of providence


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 69       
First Line: What choice do you have? These are false questions
Last Line: For you alone, the skeletal maple, a loose wire tapping the wind


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 7       
First Line: Romsley, of all places! - spraddled ridge
Last Line: Cloud-base of her now legendary dust


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 70       
First Line: Active virtue: that which shall contain
Last Line: There, by some, to be pondered


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 71       
First Line: If slab faces can be wolfish this appears
Last Line: Round-the-clock idle talk-down to impact


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 72       
First Line: Ethics at the far edge: give the old
Last Line: Bugger a shove/gentleman a shout


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 73       
First Line: I may be gone some time. Hallelujah
Last Line: Confession and recantation in fridge


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 74       
First Line: For cinna the poet, see under errata


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 75       
First Line: Corner to corner, the careful
Last Line: Lacrimarum valle. But, to continue


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 76       
First Line: At seven, even, I knew the much-vaunted
Last Line: With so many memorials but no memory


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 77       
First Line: By what right did keyes, or my cousin's
Last Line: Sub rosa, the unmentionable graffiti


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 78       
First Line: You say how you are struck by the unnatural
Last Line: Who are you to say I sound funny


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 79       
First Line: Time for a quick one, petronius. Charged
Last Line: Enjoy. Open another vein


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 8       
First Line: But how could there not be a difficult
Last Line: The de causa dei of thomas brandwardine


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 80       
First Line: Hopelessly-lost storyteller found
Last Line: Everything must go. Daniel %a closed book


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 81       
First Line: Everyone on heat; n - and m - stinking
Last Line: Discretion, petronius arbiter


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 82       
First Line: Go back to romsley, pick up the pieces, becomes
Last Line: Childself. I gather I was a real swine


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 83       
First Line: To have lost dignity is not the same
Last Line: Our blessing, impacted as hebrew


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 84       
First Line: When you lift up your eyes and behold
Last Line: Stippled with silver, shaking off the light %garlands of sweat


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 85       
First Line: A centrally-placed small round window, closed
Last Line: Until I came to stills of the burning ghetto


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 86       
First Line: Well over half-way now; still no response
Last Line: Guilt and redemption in the trauerspiel


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 87       
First Line: Forgive me, vergine bella, if I return
Last Line: Worthless n - and m - now swedish millionaires


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 88       
First Line: Let him alone, let him
Last Line: Born again, but stillborn


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 89       
First Line: Stunned words of victory less memorable
Last Line: Down to us from the dead language of canaan


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 9       
First Line: On chance occasions
Last Line: To take corporeal shape


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 90       
First Line: Ur? Yes? Pardon? Miss a throe: go to gaol


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 91       
First Line: Celebrate yet again the mind's eye's
Last Line: To synchronise watches. Last rum and fireworks


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 92       
First Line: No way, jane grey, uncrowned bright
Last Line: Is memory in this tranche of frozen sunlight


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 93       
First Line: One thing then another, eh, sour
Last Line: Chance right of reply, the people


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 94       
First Line: Suddenly they are upon us, the long
Last Line: Courage that is now in question


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 95       
First Line: This is not duino. I have found no sign
Last Line: Stay with this, perhaps to carry some meaning of our imperfection


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 96       
First Line: Ignorant, assured, there comes to us a voice
Last Line: The hatred that is in the nature of love


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 97       
First Line: Devouring our names they possess and destroy
Last Line: Choked in a cess-pit of leaking sheol


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 98       
First Line: You will have seen how a big humming-top
Last Line: I think. 'for ashkenazic read sephardic


TRIUMPH OF LOVE: 99       
First Line: So be that jaw-and rib-stove
Last Line: Witness meant witness, all could be martyrs


TROUBLESOME REIGN       
First Line: So much he had from fashion and no more
Last Line: Subdued among famines and difficult wars


TURTLE DOVE       
First Line: Love that drained her drained him she'd loved, though each
Last Line: As his lithe, fathoming heart absorbed and buried


TWO CHORALE-PRELUDES: 1. AVE REGINA COELORUM       
First Line: There is a land called lost
Last Line: Dead stars in your sky


TWO CHORALE-PRELUDES: 2. TE LUCIS ANTE TERMINUM       
First Line: Centaury with your staunch bloom
Last Line: As lichen glimmers on the wood


TWO FORMAL ELEGIES       
First Line: Knowing the dead, and how some are disposed
Last Line: (as whose door does the sacrifice stand or start?


VENI CORONABERIS    Poem Text    
First Line: The crocus armies from the dead
Subject(s): Waddell, Helen (1889-1965)


VENI CORONABERIS       
First Line: The crocus armies from the dead
Last Line: Towers and steeples rise away %into the towering gulfs of air
Subject(s): Waddell, Helen (1889-1965)


WHETHER MORAL VIRTUE COMES BY HABITUATION    Poem Text    
First Line: It is said that sometimes even fear
Last Line: The professionals of seared array
Subject(s): Morality; Poetry & Poets


WHETHER MORAL VIRTUE COMES BY HABITUATION       
First Line: It is said that sometimes even fear
Last Line: The processionals of seared array
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


WHETHER THE VIRTUES ARE EMOTIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Overnight-overnight
Subject(s): Great Britain - History; English History


WHETHER THE VIRTUES ARE EMOTIONS       
First Line: Overnight-overnight
Last Line: The tree of heaven
Subject(s): Great Britain - History


WHITE SHIP       
First Line: Where the living with effort go
Last Line: Without enrichment or decay


WREATHS       
First Line: Each day the tide withdraws; chills us; pastes
Last Line: What hurts appeased by the sea's handsomeness!