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ISBN-13: 9781857545807
Publisher: Carcanet Press, Limited
Publication date: 06/02/2002
Series: Poetry Pleiade
Pages: 180
Sales rank: 989,104
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Sidney Keyes (1922–1943) is considered one of the outstanding poets of World War II. After two weeks of active service, he died in combat in Tunisia, at the age of 20.

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Preface to the 1988 editionxv
Elegy1
Prospero1
Nocturne for Four Voices3
Lament for Dead Symbolists6
Nefertiti6
Fragment: 'Shall the Dead Return?'7
Greenwich Observatory8
The Buzzard9
Cervieres10
Remember Your Lovers12
Sour Land13
William Yeats in Limbo15
Being not Proud15
Advice for a Journey16
Two Variations17
Elegy for Mrs Virginia Woolf18
Paul Klee18
Poem for May the First19
Poem for Milein Cosman19
Gilles de Retz20
Europe's Prisoners21
The Anti-Symbolist22
Ploughman23
St John Baptist24
A Garland for John Clare24
Neutrality26
For M.C., Written in the Train27
Extracts from 'A Journey through Limbo'27
William Wordsworth30
Pheasant30
The Glass Tower in Galway31
A Letter from Tartary33
Don Juan in Winter34
All Souls: A Dialogue35
Time will not Grant38
Lover's Complaint38
A Renunciation39
Holstenwall40
The Bards41
Against Divination41
Against a Second Coming42
Glaucus46
Troll Kings46
The Island City47
Schiller Dying48
Little Drawda50
The Parrot50
The Cruel Solstice51
Branwen Sailing to Ireland52
Sonnet i.m. The Lady Elizabeth Hastings54
The Snow54
The Migrant55
The Mad Lady and the Proud Talker55
The Foreign Gate57
Simon Magus67
Early Spring67
Lament for Adonis68
Hopes for a Lover68
Lament for Harpsichord: The Flowering Orchards69
Medallion69
Anarchy70
War Poet70
To Keep off Fears71
A Hope for Those Separated by War71
Ulster Soldier72
The True Heart72
The Vines are Planted73
Dunbar, 165074
Images of Distress74
The Uncreated Images75
Not Chosen75
Two Offices of a Sentry76
Song: The Heart's Assurance77
Design for a Monument77
Night Estuary78
The Gardener78
Orestes and the Furies79
Seascape80
The Kestrels81
Dido's Lament for Aeneas81
Figure of a Bird and a Ring82
Rome Remember82
The Doubtful Season83
The Promised Landscape84
Timoshenko85
The Poet85
The Expected Guest86
Epithalamium86
North Sea87
Four Postures of Death88
William Byrd92
Moonlight Night on the Port92
Actaeon's Lament93
An Early Death94
Poem from the North94
The Grail95
The Wilderness97
Appendix 1
South Wind103
Cathay103
Meditation of Phlebas the Phoenician104
Richmond Park104
Blues Song105
Blues105
Bix Blues106
Letter to M.C., 31.vii.41107
For Milein, 1.xii.41108
Premature Poem for Milein109
Mr U Saw Blues110
A Translation of Carmen XI by Catullus111
Cold Comfort for Mr Meyer112
Appendix 2
Memoir by Milein Cosman113
Memoir by Michael Meyer116
Memoir by James Lucas124
Note to the 1945 edition128
Notes129

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