Poetry: A Longman Pocket Anthology / Edition 2

Poetry: A Longman Pocket Anthology / Edition 2

by R. S. Gwynn

ISBN-10: 0321011139

ISBN-13: 9780321011138

Pub. Date: 09/09/1997

Publisher: Pearson

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Longman Pocket Anthology Series
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Older Edition
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5.46(w) x 8.39(h) x 0.81(d)

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Table of Contents

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Anonymous Western Wind.

Sir Patrick Spens, Bonny Barbara Allan.

They Flee From Me, Sir Thomas Wyatt.

Earl Of Surrey The Soote Season, Henry Howard.

When I was Fair and Young, Queen Elizabeth I.

Sonnet 75, Edmund Spenser Amoretti.

Astrophel and Stella: Sonnet 1, Sir Phillip Sidney.

The Burning Babe, Robert Southwell.

Idea: Sonnet 61, Michael Drayton.

William Shakespeare Sonnet 18, William Shakespeare.

Sonnet 29.

Sonnet 30.

Sonnet 73.

Sonnet 116.

Sonnet 130.

When Dasies Pied (Spring and Winter).

There is a Garden in Her Face, Thomas Campi.

The Canonization, John Donne.

The Flea.

Holy Sonnet 10.

Holy Sonnet 14.

A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning.

On My First Son, Ben Johnson.

Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount.

To The Virgins, Make Much of Time, Robert Herrick.

Easter Wings, George Herbert.

Love III.

The Pulley.


Song, Edmund Waller.

How Soon Hath Time, John Milton.

On The Late Massacre in Piedmont.

When I Consider How my Light is Spent.

The Author to Her Book, Anne Bradstreet.

To My Dear and Loving Husband.

To Lucasta, Going to the Wars, Richard Lovelave.

To His Coy Mistress, Andrew Marvell.

To the Memory of Mr. Oldham, John Dryden.

Epigram on Milton.

Housewifery, Edward Taylor.

A Description of aCity Shower, Jonathan Swift.

From An Essay on Criticism, Alexander Pope.

Ode on Solitude.

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, Thomas Grary.

From Jubilate Agno, Christopher Smart.

The Wild Honey Suckle, Philip Freneau.

Chimney Sweeper, William Blake.

The Little Black Boy.

A Poison Tree.

The Tyger.

Robert Burns.

A Red, Red Rose.

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud, William Wordsworth.

It is a Beauteous Evening.

Lines (Composed a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey...).

Nuns Fret Not at Their Convent's Narrow Room.

Ode: Intimations of Immortality.

Coleridge Frost at Midnight, Kubla Khan Work Without Hope, Samuel Taylor.

Landor Dying Speech of an Old Philosopher, Walter Savage.

Mother, I Cannot.

Lord Byron Stanzas, George Gordon.

When We Two Parted.

Ode to the West Wind, Percy Bysshe Shelley.


To the Fringed Gentian, William Cullen Bryant.

La Belle Dame sans Merci, John Keats.

Ode on a Grecian Urn.

Ode to a Nightingale.

On First Looking into Chapman's Homer.

When I have Fears.

Days 111, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Sonnets from the Portuguese, Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Arrsenal at Springfield.

A Cross of Snow.

The Ropewalk.

John Greenleaf Whittier.

Skipper Ireson's Ride.

The Raven, Edgar Allan Poe.

Sonnet-To Science.

To Helen.

The Eagle, Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

In Memoriam A.H.H., 54.

Tears, Idle Tears.


My Last Dutchess, Robert Browning.

Porphyria's Lover.

A Sight in Camp in the Daybreak Gray and Dim, Walt Whitman.

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.

A Noiseless Patient Spider.

Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking.

Song of Myself, 6.

When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer.

Dover Beach, Matthew Arnold.

Because I Could Not Stop for Death, Emily Dickinson.

I Died for Beauty — But Was Scarce.

I Heard a Fly Buzz — When I Died—.

My Life Closed Twice Before its Close.

A Narrow Fellow in the Grass.

The Soul Selects Her Own Society.

Up-Hill. Christina Rossetti.

Ah, Are You Digging on My Grave? Thomas Hardy.

Neutral Tones.

The Oxen.

The Ruined Maid.

God's Grandeur, Gerard Manley Hopkins.

Pied Beauty.

Eight O'Clock, A. E. Housman.

Is My Team Plowing.

Loveliest of Trees, The Cherry Now.

Stars, I Have Seen Them Fall.

Terence, This is Stupid Stuff...

When Earth's Last Picture is Painted, Rudyard Kipling.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree, William Butler Yeats.

Leda and the Swan.

Sailing to Byzantium.

The Second Coming.

The Song of Wandering Aengus.

Firelight, Edwin Arlington Robinson.

Eros Turannos The Mill.

Richard Cory.

The Black Riders, VI, Stephen Crane.

War is Kind, XXI.

We Wear the Mask, Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Acquainted with the Night, Robert Frost.

After Apple-Picking.

Come In.


Home Burial.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.

Anecdote of the Jar, Wallace Stevens.

Disillusionment of Ten O'Clock.

The Snow Man.

Sunday Morning.

The Last Words of my English Grandmother, William Carlos Williams.

The Red Wheelbarrow.

Spring and All.

In a Station of the Metro, Ezra Pound.

The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter.

Sestina: Altaforte.

Let No Chartable Hope, Elinor Wylie.

Pear Tree, H. D. (Hilda Doolittle).

Dreamers, Siegfried Sassoon.

The Purse-Seine, Robinson Jeffers.

Poetry, Marianne Moore.


Journey of the Magi, T. S. Eliot.

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.

Ransom Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter, John Crowe.

Piazza Piece.

If I Should Learn, In Some Quiet Casual Way, Edna St. Vincent Millay.

Not in a Silver Casket.

Oh, Oh, You Will Be Sorry For That Word.

What lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why.

The End of the World, Archibald Macleish.

Dulce et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen.

One Perfect Rose, Dorothy Parker.


In Just, E. E. Cummings.

Pity Phis Pusy Monster, Manunkind.


Reapers, Jean Toomer.

Women, Louise Bogan.

Chaplinesque, Hart Crane.

Dream Boogie, Langston Hughes.

The Negro Speaks of Rivers.

Incident, Countee Cullen.

Yet Do I Marvel.

The Fury of the Aerial Bombardment, Richard Eberhart.

Imperial Adam, A. D. Hope.

As I Walked Out One Evening, W. H. Auden.

Musee des Beaux Arts.

The Unknown Citizen.

Dolor, Theodore Roethke.

My Papa's Waltz.

Root Cellar.

The Fish, Elizabeth Bishop.

One Art.

A Guest, May Sarton.

Those Winter Sundays, Robert Hayden.

Ballad of Birmingham, Dudley Randall.

Traveling Through the Dark, William Stafford.

Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas.

Fern Hill.

For My Daughter, Weldon Kees.

The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner, Randall Jarrell.

For Malcolm X, Margaret Walker.

The Mother, Gwendolyn Brooks.

We Real Cool.

Eden Rock, Charles Causley.

For The Union Dead, Robert Lowell.

A Coney Island of the Mind, #15, Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

How Everything Happens, May Swenson.

A Primer of the Daily Round, Howard Nemerov.

Hamlen Rock, Richard Wilbur.


The Writer.

Year's End.

Next, Please, Philip Larkin.


This be The Verse.

Cherrylog Road, James Dickey.

Love Song: I and Thou, Alan Dugan.

"More Light! More Light!" Anthony Hecht.

The Ache of Marriage, Denise Levertov.

American Classic, Louis Simpson.

My Father in the Night Commanding No.

Subterfuge, Vassar Miller.

In Bertram's Garden, Donald Justice.

The Ungrateful Garden, Carolyn Kizer.

Noted in the New York Times, Maxine Kumin.

I Know a Man, Robert Creeley.

Oh No.

A Supermarket in California, Allen Ginsberg.

Casual Wear, James Merrill.

Charles on Fire.

Mementos, I, W. D. Snodgrass.

The Day Lady Died, Frank O'Hara.

Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape, John Ashbery.

Paradoxes and Oxymorons.

For The Anniversary of My Death, W. S. Merwin.

The Last One.

A Blessing, James Wright.

Saint Judas.

Genius, Philip Levine.

The Ballad of Dead Yankees, Donald Petersen.

Cinderella, Anne Sexton.

From the Wave, Thom Gunn.


Adam's Task, John Hollander.

In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus One Day, X. J. Kennedy.

Aunt Jennifer's Tigers, Adrienne Rich.

Driving Into The Wreck.


Pike, Ted Hughes.

A Walk, Gary Snyder.

Central America, Derek Walcott.

The Brook, Miller Williams.

Crocuses, Linda Pastan.

Daddy, Sylvia Plath.



"I Had Terror-since September," Gerald Barrax.

Sous-Entendu, Anne Stevenson.

The Tunnel, Mark Strand.

The Black Walnut Tree, Mary Oliver.

Narcissus and Echo, Fred Chappell.

To My Last Period, Lucille Clifton.

Barbie Doll, Marge Piercy.

A Hardware Store as Proof of the Existence of God, Nancy Willard.

Digression on the Nuclear Age, Betty Adcock.

First Practice, Gary Gildner.

The Stone Crab: A Love Poem, Robert Phillips.

Stone, Charles Simic.

Discovering My Daughter, Dabney Stuart.

Siren Song, Margaret Atwood.

The Sacred, Stephen Dunn.

Bogland, Seamus Heaney.



Ballad of the New God, Tom Disch.

Foreplay, Pattiann Rogers.

Picking Blueberries with a Friend Who Has Been Reading Jacques Lacan, Robert Hass.

The Serenity in Stones, Simon J. Ortiz.

The Vistor, Gibbons Ruark.

To The Desert, Benjamin Alire Saenz.

Combing, Gladys Cardiff.

E.S. L., Charles Martin.

The One Girl at the Boys Party, Sharon Olds.

Teaching the Ape to Write Poems, Henry Taylor.


Ellen Bryant Voight Daughter, Ellen Bryant.

Mountain Bride, Robert Morgan.

A Martian Sends a Postcard Home, Craig Raine.

Women Bathing at Bergen-Belsen, Enid Shomer.

Even as I Hold You, Alice Walker.

Day Begins at Governor's Sqaure Mall, Leon Stokesbury.

The Ex-Grunt Writes His Last letter to His Former Professor, Robert A. Fink.

The Ballad of Aunt Geneva, Marilyn Nelson.

Ai Child Beater.

Maybe dats Your Pwoblem, Jim Hall.

Facing It, Yusef Komunyakaa.

Body Bags, R. S. Gwynn.

Sapphics Against Anger, Timothy Steele.

Sigh For My Father, Who Stressed the Bunt, David Bottoms.

God, a Poem, James Fenton.

The Colonel, Carolyn Forche.

Cruising with the Beachboys, Dana Gioia.

Winter Retreat: Homeage to Martin Luther King, Jr., Rodney Jones.

Song for the Deer and Myself to Return On, Joy Harjo.

Crossing Ka'-u Desert, Garrett Hongo.

Air View of an Industrial Scene, Andrew Hudgins.

Adolescence-III, Rita Dove.

The Traveling Onion, Naomi Shihab Nye.

The Purpose of Altar Boys, Alberto Rios.

The Skeptics, Gary Soto.

Billingula Sestina, Julia Alvarez.

Song of the Powers, David Mason.

Welcome to Hiroshima, Mary Jo Salter.

Cinquains for Rocky, Janet Holmes.

Eating Together, Li-Young Lee.

Appendix 1: Poems Grouped by Genre, Technique, or Subject.

Appendix 2: Traditional Stanza, Fixed, and Nonce Forms.


Index of Critical Terms.

Index of Poets, Titles and First Lines.

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