Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Great poetry explained: an index to my blogs

Arnold, Matthew

Dover Beach

Atkinson, Geraldine

The Spirit

Auden, W H

Lady, Weeping at the Crossroads

Belloc, Hilaire

Matilda Who Told Lies, and was Burned to Death

Binyon, Laurence

For The Fallen

Blake, William

Jerusalem (And Did Those Feet ...)
Nurse's Song
The Fly
The Garden of Love
The Lamb
The Little Vagabond

Bridges, Robert


Burns, Robert

Tam O' Shanter

Chesterton, G K


Clare, John

Autumn Morning
Mouse's Nest
Winter Evening

Cope, Wendy

Bloody Men

Crabbe, George


Davies, W H

The Inquest

Day-Lewis, Cecil

Walking Away

De La Mare, Walter

The Children of Stare

Donne, John

The Good-Morrow

Dooley, Maura


Duffy, Carol Ann

Before You Were Mine
Elvis's Twin Sister
In Mrs Tilscher's Class
Little Red Cap
Mrs Midas
Small Female Skull
Standing Female Nude
The Kray Sisters
War Photographer
We Remember Your Childhood Well
Woman Seated In The Underground, 1941
Words, Wide Night

Frost, Robert

The Draft Horse

Fulleylove, Lydia

Devastation Hill
The Prison and The Sea
Winter Walk

Goldsmith, Oliver

The Deserted Village

Gray, Thomas

Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College

Hardy, Thomas

A Bird-Scene At A Rural Dwelling
A Christmas Ghost Story
A Church Romance
A Circular
A Dream Or No
A Plaint To Man
A Sunday Morning Tragedy
A Thunderstorm in Town
A Wife in London
After a Journey
An August Midnight
Beeny Cliff
Channel Firing
Drummer Hodge
Geographical Knowledge
God's Funeral
Her Dilemma
His Visitor
I Found Her Out There
In Time of ‘The Breaking of Nations’
Lausanne: In Gibbon's Old Garden 11-12 pm
Men Who March Away
Near Lanivet, 1872
Night in the Old Home
Neutral Tones
Shelley's Skylark
The Bride-Night Fire
The Choirmaster's Burial
The Convergence Of The Twain
The Darkling Thrush
The Going
The Haunter
The Mock Wife
The Oxen
The Phantom Horsewoman
The Pity Of It
The Revisitation
The Roman Road
The Ruined Maid
The Shadow On the Stone
The Sick Battle-God
The Souls Of The Slain
The Spell Of The Rose
The Temporary The All
The Voice
The Walk
The Year's Awakening
Voices From Things Growing In a Churchyard
Wessex Heights
When I Set Out For Lyonnesse
Where The Picnic Was
Your Last Drive

Heaney, Seamus


Herrick Robert

To Daffodils

Higgins, Rita Ann

Some People

Hill, Selima

The World's Entire Wasp Population

Hood, Thomas

Faithless Sally Brown

Hopkins, Gerard Manley

No Worst, There Is None
Pied Beauty

Housman, A E

Hell Gate

Larkin, Philip

High Windows
Lines on a Young Lady's Photograph Album
Sad Steps
The Explosion
Toads Revisited

Mahon, Derek

Courtyards in Delft

McGough, Roger

First Day At School
Goodbat Nightman
The Identification
Waving At Trains
You and I

McGuckian, Medbh

The Butterfly Farm

Milligan, Spike

On the Ning Nang Nong

Muldoon, Paul


Ní Chuilleanáin, Eiléan

The Swineherd

O'Brien, Sean


Olds, Sharon

The Connoisseuse Of Slugs

Raine, Craig

A Martian Sends a Postcard Home

Raleigh, Sir Walter

Sir Walter Raleigh to his Son

Ransom, John Crowe

Bells for John Whiteside’s Daughter

Reid, Christopher

Tin Lily

Rossetti, Christina

Promises Like Pie-Crust

Shelley, Percy Bysshe

Love's Philosophy

Simic, Charles

Two Dogs

Stickney, Trumbull

On Some Shells Found Inland

Tagore, Rabindranath


Thomas, Dylan

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

Vaughan, Henry

The Retreat
The Waterfall

Wordsworth, William

Extempore Effusion Upon the Death of James Hogg

Wyatt, Sir Thomas

They Flee From Me

Yeats, W B

A Deep-Sworn Vow
An Acre Of Grass
After Long Silence
Among School Children
Leda and the Swan
The Tower
Two Songs From A Play

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