Index

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Abse, Dannie
Peachstone
Song of a Hebrew

Amis, Kingsley
Something Nasty in the Bookshop
Wasted

Ammons, A R
Mission

Amoore, Susannah
At the End of April
Dawn in West Hampstead
Late Afternoon in Autumn
Trees

Anderson, Ian
Life’s a Long Song

Angelou, Maya
Remembering
Still I Rise
This Winter Day
To a Man

Anon
Adam lay ibounden
From “Beowulf”
The Corpus Christi Carol
Grendel Strikes
The Lyke-Wake Dirge
On Francis Drake
She Moved Through the Fair
From “Sir Gawayn and þe Grene Knyȝt”
From “Sir Patrick Spens”
Somer is i-comen in
From “The Song of Solomon”
The Twa Corbies
The Unquiet Grave
Wade in the Water
Westron Wynde

Armitage, Simon

Poor Old Soul

Arnold, Matthew
Dover Beach
A Nameless Epitaph

Auden, WH

Autumn Song
Domesday Song
If I Could Tell You
In Memory of W. B. Yeats
Musée des Beaux Arts
O What Is That Sound?

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Barrett-Browning, Elizabeth
Sonnet (When our two souls stand up)

Beer, Patricia
The Conjuror
The Letter
The Postilion has been Struck by Lightning

Beresford, Anne
For a Friend Abroad
March 10th
Still Learning

Betjeman, John
Business Girls
Monody on the Death of a Platonist Bank Clerk

Laurence Binyon
From “The Burning of the Leaves”

Blake, William
The Clod and the Pebble
The Garden of Love
Infant Joy
Infant Sorrow
London
Nurse’s Song
A Poison Tree
Preface to Milton
The Sick Rose
The Tyger

Blunden, Edmund
The Shadow

Brecht, Bertolt
Pirate Jenny

Brontë, Emily
The night is darkening round me

Brooke, Rupert
The One before the Last
Song (The way of love was thus)

Brooks, Gwendolyn
The Bean Eaters
kitchenette building
the sonnet-ballad
We Real Cool

Browning, Robert
From “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came”
Memorabilia

Bruce, Jack
Politician

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Carroll, Lewis
From “The Hunting of the Snark”
Lullaby

Catullus
Odorous: To Rufus

Causley, Charles
Eden Rock
I am the Song

Cavafy, CP
An Old Man
One Night

Chaucer, Geoffrey
Chaucers Wordes unto Adam, His Owne Scriveyn
The Complaint of Chaucer to his Purse
Madame, for your newefangelnesse

Chingonyi, Kayo
For those orphaned late in life
Kung’anda

Clarke, Austin
Penal Law

Cohen, Leonard
Deprived
Everybody Knows
Undertow

Collins, Billy
Budapest
Sonnet (All we need is fourteen lines)

Cornford, Frances
To a Fat Lady seen from the Train

Stephen Crane
In the desert

cummings, e.e.
mr youse needn’t be so spry
since feeling is first

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Davies, John of Hereford
If there were, oh! an Hellespont of cream

Denny, Sandy
Who Knows Where the Time Goes?

de Vere, Edward, Earl of Oxford
Weare I a Kinge

Dickinson, Emily
I’m Nobody! Who are you?

Donne, John
The Apparition
Breake of Day
The Flea
The Funerall
The Good-Morrow
A Hymne to God the Father
A Nocturnall upon S. Lucies Day
Song (Sweetest love, I do not goe)
Sonnet (Thou hast made me, And shall thy worke decay?)
Twicknam Garden
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning
Womans Constancy

Drake, Nick

Through the Red Light

Drayton, Michael
Since There’s No Help

Duffy, Carol Ann
Scarecrow
Swearing In

Dunn, Douglas
Glasgow Schoolboys, Running Backwards
Old Things
Transcendence

Dylan, Bob
All Along the Watchtower

Dyment, Clifford
Prayer

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Eliot, TS
Journey of the Magi
Morning at the Window
From “The Naming of Cats”
Prelude (The winter evening settles down)
Prelude (His soul stretched tight across the skies)
From “The Waste Land”

Enright, DJ
Happiness
Poet Wondering What He Is Up To
Whatever Sex Was

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Flecker, James Elroy
Tenebris Interlucentem

Frame, Janet
The Dead

Frost, Robert
Acquainted with the Night
Fire and Ice
Now Close the Windows
A Patch of Old Snow
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Fuller, Roy
From the Joke Shop

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Gower, John
From “Confessio Amantis”

Grahame, Kenneth
Toad’s Song

Graves, Robert
At First Sight
A Former Attachment
A Last Poem
Love Without Hope

Gray, Thomas
Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat, Drowned in a Tub of Gold Fishes

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Hafez
All things born to break
Boy, bring the cup, and circulate the wine
I sought the tavern at the break of day

Hall, Donald
Death Work
The Poem
Summer Kitchen

Handy, WC
Saint Louis Blues

Hardy, Thomas
Afterwards
Christmas: 1924
Drummer Hodge
In Time of “The Breaking of Nations”
The Self-unseeing
When I Set Out for Lyonnesse

Hayden, Robert
Those Winter Sundays

Heaney, Seamus
Grendel Strikes
Sloe Gin
Sweeney’s Last Poem
Thatcher

Heath-Stubbs, John
A Charm Against the Toothache
Apologia of a Plastic Gnome
The Pearl
Snow

Herrick, Robert
Delight in Disorder
Love kill’d by Lack
No Lock Against Letcherie
Once poore, still penurious
Upon Julia’s Clothes

Heywood, John
Of turnyng

Hill, Geoffrey
From “Funeral Music”
Merlin
Old Poet with Distant Admirers

Hodgkinson, Amanda
On Seeing his Narrowboat for the First Time

Hopkins, Gerard Manley
As Kingfishers Catch Fire
No Worst, there is None
Pied beauty
Unfinished Poem
The Windhover

Housman, AE
Crossing Alone
Into My Heart an Air that Kills
Oh, When I was in Love with You
When I was one-and-twenty

Howe, Sarah
rain, n.
That from a long way off look like flies

Hughes, Langston
Convent
Harlem
Postcard from Spain

Hughes, Ted
Parlour-Piece

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Ingoldsby, Thomas
From “The Hand of Glory”

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Jennings, Elizabeth
An Attempt to Charm Sleep
Delay
I Feel
A Kind of Catalogue
Night Garden of the Asylum

Jonson, Ben
The Noble Nature
On My First Son

Joyce, James
Ecce Puer
A Flower Given to My Daughter

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Keats, John
From “The Eve of St. Agnes”
From “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”
On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer
Sonnet (Bright star)
To Autumn

Kinsella, Thomas
Addendum
The Guardians

Kipling, Rudyard
A Dead Statesman
Harp Song of the Dane Women
Tommy
The Way Through the Woods
When Earth’s last picture is painted

Knightley, Steve
The Hook of Love

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Langland, William
From “Piers Plowman”

Larkin, Philip
Days
Going
Here
Talking in Bed
This Be The Verse
Triple Time

Lawrence, DH
Piano
Sorrow
Volcanic Venus

Lawson, Sarah
Any Hourglass Holds Just So Much Sand
We Are a Committee of Two

Lear, Edward
By Way of Preface

Lee, Laurie
Day of These Days

Le Guin, Ursula
The Creation of Éa
To the Rain

Leonard, Tom
Being a Human Being
in hospital
June the Second

Levi, Peter
The lads of course arrived too late

Li Quingzhao
A Song of Departure
To the tune “As If in a Dream”
To the tune “Boddhisattva Barbarian”
To the tune “Dabbing Crimson Lips”
To the tune “Telling My Deepest Feelings”

Li-Young Lee
Early in the Morning

Lovelace, Richard
To Althea from Prison
To Lucasta, Going to the Warres

Lowell, Robert
Epilogue

John Lydgate

Vox ultima Crucis

Lylye, John
Cupid and Campaspe

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MacCaig, Norman
Crossing the Border
Gone are the Days

McGough, Roger
Another Brick in the Wall
Light Sleeper
Scintillate
Shite
From “Summer with Monika”
There are fascists

McKay, Claude
The Harlem Dancer

Mahmoud, Emi
#MuslimParents
Cinderblock

Marquis, Don
the song of mehitabel

Marvell, Andrew
To his Coy Mistress

Masefield, John
Cargoes

Matsuo Basho
Cicada
On New Year’s Day
When the winter chrysanthemums go
Wrapping the rice cakes

Milne, AA
From “King John’s Christmas”

Milton, John
From “Paradise Lost”
Sonnet (I did but prompt the age)
Sonnet (On His Blindness)

Mitchell, Joni
The Fiddle and the Drum

Muldoon, Paul
The Sonogram
Symposium

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Neruda, Pablo
Brown and agile child

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Oliver, Mary
Breakage

Owen, Wilfred
Anthem for Doomed Youth
Shadwell Stair

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Pack, Robert
The Monster Who Loved The Hero

Parker, Dorothy
The Flaw in Paganism

Pasternak, Boris
March
The Wind

Patten, Brian
After Frost
Lethargy
You missed the sunflowers at their height

Peake, Mervyn
The Consumptive, Belsen 1945
The vastest things are those we may not learn

Plath, Sylvia
The Hermit at Outermost House

Pope, Alexander
Celia
Epigram
Epigram from the French
On Certain Ladies

Price, Alan
Changes
Poor People

Pushkin, Aleksandr
The Little Bird

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Reed, Henry
Naming of Parts

Reeves, James
Repose
Spicer’s Instant Poetry
The Travellers

Reid, Christopher
Synopsis

Rosenberg, Isaac
Break of Day in the Trenches

Rossetti, Christina
Passing and Glassing

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Sappho
Fragment
He’s Equal with the Gods
Love Shook My Heart
Some say horsemen, some say warriors

Sassoon, Siegfried
Everyone Sang
The Facts
The Kiss

Shakespeare, William
Ariel’s Song
Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
Fear no more the heat o’ the sun
It was a lover and his lass
Now my charms are all o’erthrown
O Mistress Mine
Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more
Sonnet (My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun)
Sonnet (Those lips that Love’s own hand did make)
Sonnet (Two loves I have, of comfort and despair)
Tell me where is Fancy bred
When icicles hang by the wall
When that I Was and a Little Tiny Boy
Where the bee sucks, there suck I
You’ll Put Down Strangers

Shelley, Percy Bysshe
An Exhortation
Ozymandias

Shirley, James
The glories of our blood and state

Sidney, Sir Philip
My true love hath my heart and I have his

Skelton, John
To Mistress Margery Wentworth

Smart, Rev. Richard
The borys hede that we bryng here

Smith, Mamie
Crazy Blues

Smith, Stevie
Man is a Spirit
Not Waving But Drowning
Scorpion

Spender, Stephen
Rough
To my Daughter
Word

Spenser, Edmund
From “Prothalamion”
Penelope for her Ulisses sake
Sonnet (Sweet warriour when shall I haue peace with you?)

Swift, Jonathan
Advice to the Grub Street Verse-Writers
In Church Your Grandsire Cut His Throat

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Tagore, Rabindranath
Crossing 16

Tawney, Cyril
Sally Free and Easy

Tennyson, Alfred Lord
Go by
From “Idylls of the King”

Thomas, Dylan
And death shall have no dominion
Do not go gentle into that good night
Especially when the October wind
The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
In my craft or sullen art
Polly Garter’s Song
This bread I break
Was there a time

Thomas, Edward
Adlestrop
Thaw

Thomas, RS
The Cure
The One Furrow

Tichborne, Chidiock
My prime of youth is but a froste of cares

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Wain, John
Apology for Understatement
Patriotic Poem
Poem Without a Main Verb
Sonnet (An animal with a heart)

Walcott, Derek
Love after Love

Walker, Ted
Between Acts
Cuckoo-Pint
Terrains Vagues
Villanelle (I would wish to die in some other place)

Webster, John
Call for the robin-redbreast and the wren

Whistler, Laurence
A Form of Epitaph
Life is a Rembrandt
A Passing Likeness

Wilde, Oscar
Sonnet to Liberty

Williams, Hugo
Good
Lights Out
Saturday Morning
Till Soon

“Woodbine Willie”
April

Wordsworth, William
Composed Upon Westminster Bridge
From “The Prelude”
A Slumber Did My Spirit Seal
The world is too much with us

Woodford, Anna
Descendants

Wyatt, Sir Thomas
They Flee from Me

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Yeats, WB
After Long Silence
The Black Tower
The Circus Animals’ Desertion
A Coat
The Fisherman
High Talk
An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
Long-Legged Fly
The Second Coming
The Spur
To A Young Girl
Why Should Not Old Men Be Mad?

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