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The Ancient Track: The Complete Poetical Works of H.P. Lovecraft,9781892389152

The Ancient Track: The Complete Poetical Works of H.P. Lovecraft

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9781892389152

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1892389150
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Pub. Date:
8/1/2005
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Night Shade Books
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Summary

H. P. Lovecraft is best known for his fiction, but he spent a great portion of his creative energy on his poetry. The Ancient Track collects the complete poetry of one of the twentieth centuries most iconic writers. The great majority of these poems were written between 1914, and 1920, the period of Lovecraft's heaviest concentration on poetry. Lovecraft's poetry may be regarded as the lesser of is literary output, but it merits collection precisely because it is an important ancillary to his other more well known forms of creative endeavor. Prior to the publication of The Ancient Track, Lovecraft's poetry had been scattered across several different volumes whose textual accuracy has not always been exemplary, while several pomes had been uncollected. "This is an essential tome for every self-respecting Lovecraftian..." - Publishers Weekly

Table of Contents

Introduction xv
Juvenilia
The Poem of Ulysses, or The Odyssey
3(2)
Ovid's Metamorphoses
5(3)
H. Lovecraft's Attempted Journey betwixt Providence & Fall River on the N.Y.N.H. & H.R.R.
8(3)
Poemata Minora, Volume II
11(2)
Ode to Selene or Diana
11(1)
To the Old Pagan Religion
11(1)
On the Ruin of Rome
12(1)
To Pan
12(1)
On the Vanity of Human Ambition
13(1)
C.S.A. 1861--1865: To the Starry Cross of the SOUTH
13(1)
De Triumpho Naturae
13(4)
Fantasy and Horror
To the Late John H. Fowler, Esq.
17(1)
The Unknown
18(1)
The Poe-et's Nightmare
18(8)
The Rutted Road
26(1)
Nemesis
27(2)
Astrophobos
29(1)
Psychopompos: A Tale in Rhyme
30(8)
The Eidolon
38(2)
A Cycle of Verse
40(2)
Oceanus
40(1)
Clouds
41(1)
Mother Earth
41(1)
Despair
42(1)
Revelation
43(2)
The House
45(1)
The City
46(2)
To Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, Eighteenth Baron Dunsany
48(2)
The Nightmare Lake
50(1)
Bells
51(2)
On Reading Lord Dunsany's Book of Wonder
53(1)
To a Dreamer
53(1)
With a Copy of Wilde's Fairy Tales
54(1)
On The Thing in the Woods
55(1)
Harper Williams
The Cats
55(1)
Primavera
56(2)
Festival
58(1)
Hallowe'en in a Suburb
59(1)
On Ambrose Bierce
60(1)
The Wood
60(1)
The Outpost
61(1)
The Ancient Track
62(1)
The Messenger
63(1)
Fungi from Yuggoth
64(15)
The Book
64(1)
Pursuit
65(1)
The Key
65(1)
Recognition
65(1)
Homecoming
66(1)
The Lamp
66(1)
Zaman's Hill
67(1)
The Port
67(1)
The Courtyard
67(1)
The Pigeon-Flyers
68(1)
The Well
68(1)
The Howler
69(1)
Hesperia
69(1)
Star-Winds
69(1)
Antarktos
70(1)
The Window
70(1)
A Memory
71(1)
The Gardens of Yin
71(1)
The Bells
71(1)
Night-Gaunts
72(1)
Nyarlathotep
72(1)
Azathoth
73(1)
Mirage
73(1)
The Canal
74(1)
St. Toad's
74(1)
The Familiars
74(1)
The Elder Pharos
75(1)
Expectancy
75(1)
Nostalgia
76(1)
Background
76(1)
The Dweller
76(1)
Alienation
77(1)
Harbour Whistles
77(1)
Recapture
78(1)
Evening Star
78(1)
Continuity
78(1)
Bouts Rimes
79(1)
Beyond Zimbabwe
79(1)
The White Elephant
79(1)
In a Sequester'd Providence Churchyard Where Once Poe Walk'd
79(1)
To Mr. Finlay, upon His Drawing for Mr. Bloch's Tale, ``The Faceless God''
80(1)
To Clark Ashton Smith, Esq., upon His Phantastick Tales, Verses, Pictures, and Sculptures
80(1)
Nathicana
81(6)
Occasional Verse
The Members of the Men's Club of the First Universalist Church of Providence, R.I., to Its President, About to Leave for Florida on Account of His Health
87(1)
To Mr. Terhune, on His Historical Fiction
88(1)
To Mr. Munroe, on His Instructive and Entertaining Account of Switzerland
89(1)
Regner Lodbrog's Epicedium
90(2)
To an Accomplished Young Gentlewoman on Her Birthday, Decr. 2, 1914
92(1)
On Receiving a Picture of Swans
92(1)
To Charlie of the Comics
93(1)
On the Cowboys of the West
94(1)
To Samuel Loveman, Esquire, on His Poetry and Drama, Writ in the Elizabethan Style
94(1)
The Bookstall
95(2)
Content
97(2)
The Smile
99(3)
Inspiration
102(1)
Respite
103(1)
Brotherhood
103(1)
Lines on Graduation from the R.I. Hospital's School of Nurses
104(2)
Fact and Fancy
106(1)
Percival Lowell
107(1)
Prologue to ``Fragments from an Hour of Inspiration''
107(1)
Jonathan E. Hoag
Earth and Sky
108(1)
To M. W. M.
109(1)
Lines on the 25th. Anniversary of the Providence Evening News, 1892--1917
109(2)
To the Nurses of the Red Cross
111(1)
To the Arcadian
112(1)
Laeta; a Lament
113(2)
To Mr. Kleiner, on Receiving from Him the Poetical Works of Addison, Gay, and Somerville
115(1)
A Pastoral Tragedy of Appleton, Wisconsin
116(2)
Damon and Delia, a Pastoral
118(3)
To Delia, Avoiding Damon
121(3)
Hellas
124(1)
Ambition
124(1)
Damon: A Monody
125(1)
Hylas and Myrrha: A Tale
125(5)
John Oldham: A Defence
130(1)
Myrrha and Strephon
130(2)
Wisdom
132(1)
Tryout's Lament for the Vanished Spider
133(2)
Cindy: Scrub-Lady in a State Street Skyscraper
135(1)
The Voice
136(2)
On a Grecian Colonnade in a Park
138(1)
The Dream
139(2)
To Alfred Galpin, Esq.
141(1)
On Receiving a Portraiture of Mrs. Berkeley, ye Poetess
142(2)
To a Youth
144(1)
On the Return of Maurice Winter Moe, Esq., to the Pedagogical Profession
145(1)
To Mr. Galpin
146(1)
Sir Thomas Tryout
147(2)
To Damon
149(2)
To Rheinhart Kleiner, Esq.
151(2)
Chloris and Damon
153(2)
To Endymion
155(1)
To Mr. Baldwin, on Receiving a Picture of Him in a Rural Bower
156(1)
Damon and Lyce
157(3)
On the Pyramids
160(1)
Stanzas on Samarkand
160(1)
To Samuel Loveman, Esq.
161(1)
To George Kirk, Esq.
162(1)
My Favourite Character
162(1)
[On the Double-R Coffee House]
163(1)
On Rheinhart Kleiner Being Hit by an Automobile
164(1)
To Frank Belknap Long on His Birthday
165(1)
A Year Off
165(2)
To an Infant
167(2)
To George Willard Kirk, Gent., of Chelsea-Village, in New-York, upon His Birthday, Novr. 25, 1925
169(1)
On Old Grimes
170(1)
Albert Gorton Greene
In Memoriam: Oscar Incoul Verelst of Manhattan: 1920--1926
171(1)
The Return
171(2)
Hedone
173(1)
To Miss Beryl Hoyt
174(1)
To a Sophisticated Young Gentleman
174(3)
Veteropinguis Redivivus
177(2)
To a Young Poet in Dunedin
179(1)
Metrical Example
179(1)
The Odes of Horace: Book III, ix
180(1)
Gaudeamus
181(1)
The Greatest Law
181(4)
Sonnet Study
185(1)
To Samuel Loveman Esq
186(1)
Verses Designed to Be Sent by a Friend of the Author to His Brother-in-Law on New Year's Day
187(1)
Last of an elder race . . .
187(1)
['Tis a sprig of green shamrock . . .]
188(3)
Satire
Providence in 2000 A.D.
191(1)
Fragment on Whitman
192(1)
[On Robert Browning]
193(1)
Ad Criticos
193(5)
Liber Primus
193(1)
Liber Secundus
194(2)
Liber Tertius
196(1)
Liber Quartus
197(1)
Frustra Praemunitus
198(1)
De Scriptore Mulieroso
199(1)
On a Modern Lothario
199(1)
The End of the Jackson War
199(1)
The Power of Wine: A Satire
200(2)
Gryphus in Asinum Mutatus
202(2)
The Simple Speller's Tale
204(2)
[On Slang]
206(1)
Ye Ballade of Patrick von Flynn
206(2)
The Isaacsonio-Mortoniad
208(3)
Unda; or, The Bride of the Sea
211(2)
[On ``Unda; or, The Bride of the Sea'']
213(1)
Gems from In a Minor Key
214(1)
The State of Poetry
215(2)
The Magazine Poet
217(1)
My Lost Love
217(1)
The Beauties of Peace
218(2)
Epitaph on ye Letterr Rrr...
220(1)
The Dead Bookworm
221(1)
Ad Balneum
222(1)
[On Kelso the Poet]
223(1)
Futurist Art
223(1)
The Nymph's Reply to the Modern Business Man
224(1)
Pacifist War Song---1917
224(1)
The Poet of Passion
225(1)
On the Death of a Rhyming Critic
226(1)
To the Incomparable Clorinda
227(1)
To Saccharissa, Fairest of Her Sex
228(1)
To Rhodoclia--Peerless among Maidens
228(1)
To Belinda, Favourite of the Graces
228(1)
To Heliodora--Sister of Cytheraea
229(1)
To Mistress Sophia Simple, Queen of the Cinema
229(1)
The Introduction
230(1)
Grace
231(1)
To Col. Linkaby Didd
231(3)
Amissa Minerva
234(3)
[On Prohibition]
237(1)
Monody on the Late King Alcohol
237(1)
The Pensive Swain
238(1)
To Phillis
239(1)
On Religion
240(1)
The Pathetick History of Sir Wilful Wildrake
241(3)
Medusa: A Portrait
244(2)
Simplicity: A Poem
246(2)
Plaster-All
248(3)
To Zara
251(1)
Waste Paper
252(4)
[On a Politician]
256(1)
[On a Room for Rent]
256(1)
[On J. F. Roy Erford]
256(1)
Lines upon the Magnates of the Pulp
257(1)
Dead Passion's Flame
258(1)
Arcadia
258(1)
Lullaby for the Dionne Quintuplets
258(1)
The Decline and Fall of a Man of the World
259(1)
[Epigrams]
259(1)
Life's Mystery
260(1)
On Mr. L. Phillips Howard's Profound Poem Entitled ``Life's Mystery''
261(1)
On an Accomplished Young Linguist
261(1)
``The Poetical Punch'' Pushed from His Pedestal
261(1)
The Road to Ruin
262(1)
Sors Poetae
263(4)
Seasonal and Topographical
Quinsnicket Park
267(3)
New England
270(1)
March
270(1)
A Mississippi Autumn
271(1)
A Rural Summer Eve
272(2)
Brumalia
274(1)
On Receiving a Picture of the Marshes at Ipswich
275(1)
Spring
275(1)
A Garden
276(1)
April
277(1)
On Receiving a Picture of ye Towne of Templeton, in the Colonie of Massachusetts-Bay, with Mount Monadnock, in New-Hampshire, Shewn in the Distance
278(1)
Autumn
279(2)
Sunset
281(1)
Old Christmas
282(8)
A Summer Sunset and Evening
290(1)
A Winter Wish
291(2)
Ver Rusticum
293(2)
A June Afternoon
295(1)
The Spirit of Summer
296(1)
August
297(1)
April Dawn
298(1)
January
299(1)
October [1]
299(1)
Christmas
300(1)
[On Marblehead]
300(2)
[On a Scene in Rural Rhode Island]
302(1)
Providence
302(2)
Solstice
304(1)
October [2]
305(1)
[On Newport, Rhode Island]
306(1)
The East India Brick Row
307(1)
On an Unspoil'd Rural Prospect
308(1)
Saturnalia
309(1)
[Christmas Greetings]
310(25)
Amateur Affairs
To the Members of the Pin-Feathers on the Merits of Their Organisation, and of Their New Publication, The Pinfeather
335(1)
To the Rev. James Pyke
336(1)
To the Members of the United Amateur Press Association from the Providence Amateur Press Club
336(2)
The Bay-Stater's Policy
338(1)
R. Kleiner, Laureatus, in Heliconem
338(1)
Providence Amateur Press Club (Deceased) to the Athenaeum Club of Journalism
339(2)
To Mr. Lockhart, on His Poetry
341(1)
To Jonathan E. Hoag, Esq.
342(2)
To Arthur Goodenough, Esq.
344(1)
To the Eighth of November
345(1)
To the A.H.S.P.C., on Receipt of the Christmas Pippin
346(1)
Greetings
347(1)
To Jonathan Hoag, Esq.
348(2)
In Memoriam: J. E. T. D.
350(1)
To the A.H.S.P.C., on Receipt of the May Pippin
350(2)
Helene Hoffman Cole: 1893--1919
352(1)
On Collaboration
353(5)
Birthday Lines to Margfred Galbraham
358(1)
Ad Scribam
358(2)
Ex-Poet's Reply
360(1)
To Two Epgephi
360(1)
Theobaldian Aestivation
360(4)
The Prophecy of Capys Secundus
364(3)
To Mr. Hoag
367(1)
On a Poet's Ninety-first Birthday
368(1)
To Saml: Loveman, Gent
369(1)
To Mr. Hoag
369(2)
The Feast
371(2)
Lines for Poets' Night at the Scribblers' Club
373(2)
To Mr. Hoag
375(2)
To Mr. Hoag
377(1)
To Jonathan Hoag
378(1)
To Jonathan E. Hoag, Esq.
379(2)
The Absent Leader
381(1)
Ave atque Vale
382(1)
To ``The Scribblers''
383(6)
Politics and Society
New-England Fallen
389(4)
On the Creation of Niggers
393(1)
On a New-England Village Seen by Moonlight
393(1)
To General Villa
394(1)
The Teuton's Battle-Song
395(2)
1914
397(1)
The Crime of Crimes
398(2)
An American to Mother England
400(2)
Temperance Song
402(1)
The Rose of England
403(1)
Lines on Gen. Robert Edward Lee
403(2)
Britannia Victura
405(1)
Iterum Conjunctae
406(1)
The Peace Advocate
406(3)
To Greece, 1917
409(2)
Ode for July Fourth, 1917
411(1)
An American to the British Flag
411(1)
The Volunteer
412(1)
Ad Britannos--1918
413(3)
On a Battlefield in Picardy
416(1)
The Link
417(1)
To Alan Seeger
417(1)
Germania---1918
418(3)
The Conscript
421(2)
To Maj.-Gen. Omar Bundy, U.S.A.
423(2)
Theodore Roosevelt
425(2)
North and South Britons
427(4)
Personal
[To His Mother on Thanksgiving]
431(1)
An Elegy on Franklin Chase Clark, M.D.
431(1)
[The Solace of Georgian Poetry]
432(1)
[On Phillips Gamwell]
432(2)
An Elegy on Phillips Gamwell, Esq.
434(1)
Sonnet on Myself
435(1)
Phaeton
435(1)
Monos: An Ode
436(1)
Oct. 17, 1919
437(1)
To S. S. L.--Oct. 17, 1920
437(1)
S. S. L.: Christmas 1920
438(1)
To Xanthippe, on Her Birthday---March 16, 1925
438(1)
EEι&seta; Σ&phis;ιγγην
438(1)
[On Cheating the Post Office]
439(1)
An Epistle to the Rt. Honble Maurice Winter Moe, Esq.
439(5)
[Anthem of the Kappa Alpha Tau]
444(1)
Edith Miniter
445(1)
[Little Sam Perkins]
446(1)
Alfredo; a Tragedy
447(18)
Fragments
465(6)
Notes 471(48)
A Chronology of Lovecraft's Poems 519(12)
Index of Titles 531(12)
Index of First Lines 543


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