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Elizabeth Jennings: New Collected Poems,9781857545593

Elizabeth Jennings: New Collected Poems

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4/2/2002
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Summary

With new poems from the past 25 years as well as works from the award-winning 1986 Collected Poems, this collection demonstrates Elizabeth Jennings's enduring poetic elegance and skill. It is an abidingly popular body of poetry that uses traditional forms with experimental vigor and explores the verse-essay, the extended sequence, the epistle, and the love elegy. The poet is attuned to the changes in language that is her medium in every sense.

Table of Contents

Preface xix
from Poems (1953)
Delay
1(1)
Winter Love
1(1)
Reminiscence
1(1)
Fantasy
2(1)
Italian Light
2(1)
Afternoon in Florence
2(1)
Identity
3(1)
The Idler
4(1)
Bell-Ringer
4(1)
The Climbers
5(1)
Fishermen
5(1)
The Island
6(1)
from A Way of Looking (1955)
Poem in Winter
7(1)
Song at the Beginning of Autumn
7(1)
Kings
8(1)
The Enemies
8(1)
In This Time
9(1)
Beyond Possession
10(1)
Tribute
10(1)
Mirrors
11(1)
In the Night
11(1)
Recapitulation
12(1)
Answers
12(1)
from A Sense of the World (1955)
The Child and the Shadow
13(1)
Old Woman
14(1)
Old Man
14(1)
Taken by Surprise
15(1)
The Storm
16(1)
Her Garden
16(1)
Summer and Time
17(1)
At Noon
18(1)
Ghosts
18(1)
Absence
19(1)
Disguises
19(1)
The Parting
20(1)
Resemblances
21(1)
A Death
21(1)
The Shot
22(1)
Song for a Departure
23(1)
Choices
23(1)
Telling Stories
24(1)
A Fear
25(1)
In a Foreign City
25(1)
The Roman Forum
26(1)
A Conversation in the Gardens of the Villa Celimontana, Rome
27(1)
A Roman Window
28(1)
Fountain
29(1)
San Faolo fuori le Mura, Rome
30(1)
Letter from Assisi
30(1)
The Annunciation
31(1)
The Visitation
32(1)
Teresa of Avila
33(1)
from Song for a Birth or a Death (1961)
Song for a Birth or a Death
34(1)
Family Affairs
35(1)
A Game of Chess
35(1)
My Grandmother
36(1)
In Praise of Creation
37(1)
World I Have Not Made
37(1)
Harvest and Consecration
38(1)
A World of Light
39(1)
Notes for a Book of Hours (I-IV)
40(2)
A Requiem
42(1)
John of the Cross
42(1)
The Resurrection
43(1)
Mantegna's Agony in the Garden
44(1)
Visit to an Artist
45(1)
The Clown (I-VI)
45(3)
Lazarus
48(1)
The Diamond Cutter
49(1)
Stargazers and Others
49(1)
To a Friend with a Religious Vocation
50(1)
Greek Statues
51(1)
The Pride of Life: a Roman Setting
51(1)
Men Fishing in the Arno
52(1)
Two Deaths
52(1)
About These Things
53(1)
The Unfulfilled
54(1)
The Instruments
55(1)
Remembering Fireworks
55(1)
from The Sonnets of Michelangelo (1961)
On Dante Alighieri
56(1)
To Pope Julius II
56(1)
To Luigi del Riccio
57(1)
To Gandolfo Porrino, on his Mistress Faustina Mancina
57(1)
`To be more worthy of you...'
58(1)
`Just as in pen and ink...'
58(1)
`Lady, how can it be
59(1)
`How much a garland pleases...'
59(1)
To Tommaso de Cavalieri
59(1)
`My Lord, you know that I know...'
60(1)
To Giorgio Vasari
60(1)
`Now that I need men's pity...'
61(1)
`I wish, God, for some end...'
61(1)
`Although it saddens me...'
62(1)
`Dear to me is sleep...'
62(1)
from Recoveries (1964)
Sequence in Hospital (I-VIII)
62(5)
Works of Art
67(1)
Man in a Park
68(1)
Father to Son
68(1)
Warning to Parents
69(1)
Admonition
70(1)
The Young Ones
70(1)
A Picture
71(1)
A Game of Cards
71(1)
A New Pain
72(1)
from The Mind has Mountains (1966)
A Mental Hospital Sitting-Room
72(1)
The Interrogator
73(1)
Night Sister
74(1)
Words from Traherne
74(1)
Samuel Palmer and Chagall
75(1)
On a Friend's Relapse and Return to a Mental Clinic
76(1)
Night Garden of the Asylum
77(1)
A Depression
77(1)
Grove House, Iffley
78(1)
Caravaggio's 'Narcissus' in Rome
79(1)
Chinese Art
79(1)
Love Poem
80(1)
One Flesh
81(1)
from `New Poems' (Collected Poems 1967)
For Love
81(1)
The Shaking World
82(1)
The Unknown Child
82(1)
Shock
83(1)
Gale
83(1)
from The Animals' Arrival (1969)
The Animals' Arrival
84(1)
Never to See
84(1)
Bonnard
85(1)
A Letter to Peter Levi
86(1)
Any Poet's Epitaph
86(1)
from Lucidities (1970)
Considerations
87(1)
First Evening (from the French of Rimbaud)
87(1)
The Rooks (from the French of Rimbaud)
88(1)
from Relationships (1972)
Friendship
89(1)
A Sonnet
90(1)
Let Things Alone
90(1)
Hurt
91(1)
from Growing Points (i975)
Beech
92(1)
Growing
92(1)
Transformation
93(1)
To the Core
93(1)
A Quartet
94(1)
Rhetoric
94(1)
In a Garden
95(1)
Grapes
95(1)
Among Strangers
96(1)
The Quality of Goodness
96(1)
No Rest
97(1)
Thunder and a Boy
97(1)
I Feel
98(1)
Bird Study
99(1)
Towards a Religious Poem
99(1)
After a Time
100(1)
The Lord's Prayer
100(1)
Meditation on the Nativity
101(1)
Christ on the Cross
102(1)
Easter Duties
102(1)
Whitsun Sacrament
103(1)
Out of the Heights
103(1)
The Nature of Prayer
104(1)
Mondrian
104(1)
Rembrandt's Late Self-Portraits
105(1)
A Scholar Emperor of the Tang Dynasty
105(1)
Wonder
106(1)
A Chinese Sage
107(1)
Elegy for W.H. Auden
108(1)
Prospero
108(1)
Hopkins in Wales
109(1)
Performer
110(1)
A Play at Avignon
110(1)
Creators in Vienna
111(1)
Orpheus
112(1)
Persephone
112(1)
Snake Charmer
113(1)
The Minotaur
113(1)
Spy
114(1)
Prisoner
115(1)
Behind All Iron Curtains
115(1)
Not for Use
116(1)
Ends
116(1)
Childhood in Lincolnshire
117(1)
Losing and Finding
117(2)
An Abandoned Palace
119(1)
Rather Like a Peacock
120(1)
Given Notice
120(1)
Leaving a Room
121(2)
Deaf
123(1)
Box-Room
123(1)
Cancer
124(1)
Celebration of Winter
124(1)
A Little More
125(1)
Comfort
126(1)
Never Going
126(1)
In Itself
127(1)
Gained
128(1)
from Consequently I Rejoice (1977)
Fragment for the Dark
128(1)
My Seasons
128(1)
Song for the Swifts
129(1)
The Sleep of Birds
130(1)
Death of an Old Lady
131(1)
Cradle Catholic
131(1)
Michelangelo's First Pieta
132(1)
Sufism
132(1)
For Edward Thomas
133(1)
Cezanne
134(1)
Night Concert at Taormina
134(1)
from Moments of Grace (1980)
Into the Hour
135(1)
Goldfinch
136(1)
Forgiveness
136(1)
Never Such Peace
137(1)
A Weather Spell
138(1)
I Count the Moments
138(1)
Love Needs an Elegy
139(1)
On Its Own
140(1)
Death
140(1)
Euthanasia
141(1)
Spring Twilight
142(1)
Christmas Suite in Five Movements
143(2)
from Celebrations and Elegies (1982)
Sermon of the Hills
145(1)
A Kind of Catalogue
146(1)
Over and Over
147(1)
Heyday
147(1)
As the Rooks Are
148(1)
from Extending the Territory (1985)
The Child's Story
149(1)
A Bird in the House
149(1)
The Circuses
150(1)
A Serious Game
151(1)
A Sky in Childhood
151(1)
Love-Story
152(1)
The Last
153(1)
A Class-Room
154(1)
A Time Ago
154(1)
The Inheritors
155(1)
Elegy in Spring
156(1)
Friday
157(1)
In April
157(1)
A Kind of Magnet
158(1)
Falling
158(1)
Sundowning
159(1)
Into the Clouds
159(1)
Endings
160(1)
Ballad of War
160(1)
Clarify
161(1)
Seasonal Reverie
161(1)
Nothing
162(1)
Missed Chances
162(1)
Years Ago
163(1)
Tell Me
163(1)
A Death Alive
164(1)
Bitter Fruit
165(1)
Growing Ahead
166(1)
Shall All the Loves
166(1)
Rome - A Quarter of a Century Ago
167(1)
Memories of Rome
168(1)
A Performance of Henry V at Stratford-upon-Avon
169(1)
Dawn Not Yet
170(1)
Frail Bone
171(1)
Dust
171(1)
Water Music
172(1)
Precursors
173(1)
from Tributes (1989)
For George Herbert
173(1)
Notes to The Winter's Tale
174(1)
Tribute to Turner
175(1)
Caravaggio
175(1)
Goya
176(1)
Chardin
176(1)
After a Painting is Finished
177(2)
A Roman Trio
Sant' Anselmo on the Aventine Hill, Rome
179(1)
Ostia Antica
180(1)
Lake Albano Outside Rome
180(1)
Once in Greece
181(2)
Anzio
183(1)
The Gulf of Salerno
184(1)
Fairground
184(1)
Psalm of Childhood
185(1)
Spring and a Blackbird
186(1)
Moon in December
187(1)
Newcomer
187(1)
Aubade
188(1)
Enough
188(1)
At the Source
188(1)
Always
189(1)
Presences
190(1)
Total
191(1)
Landscape and Wild Gardens
191(1)
Winter Piece
192(1)
In Such Slow Sweetness
193(1)
All that Departing
193(1)
A Living Death
194(2)
Time for the Elegy
196(1)
Gone
196(1)
One Minute
197(1)
Young Love
198(1)
The Feel of Things
198(1)
Some Solitude
198(1)
Fifteen Years After a Death
199(1)
Legacies and Language
200(1)
The House of Words
201(1)
The Early Work
202(1)
Pigeons Suddenly
203(1)
Let It Be
204(1)
The Prodigal Son
204(1)
Saint Augustine
205(1)
For Easter 1986
206(1)
Easter Vigil and Mass
207(1)
Gloria
208(1)
Snooker
209(1)
Group Life
209(1)
First Six Years
210(2)
A Childhood Religion
212(1)
Distractions
213(1)
There is Time
214(1)
Passion
214(1)
Energy
215(1)
Turning Inland
215(1)
Resolve
216(1)
A Happy Earth
`Death again but death in so friendly a fashion'
217(1)
A Letter from the Dead
218(2)
A Song for Death
220(1)
Death of a Dominican Priest at Easter
221(1)
Beginning
222(1)
from Times & Seasons (1992)
Grammar
223(1)
Parts of Speech
Verb
223(1)
Adjective
224(1)
Noun
224(1)
Adverb
225(1)
For My Mother
My Mother Dying Aged 87
225(1)
A Memory
226(1)
Sudden Remembrance
227(1)
Her Wisdom
228(1)
Let Me Learn
229(1)
The Smell of Chrysanthemums
230(1)
Protest after a Written Interview
231(1)
Hymn at the Crib
231(1)
Shapes and Surfaces
232(2)
A Litany for Contrition
234(1)
My Ships
234(2)
Springtime and Easter
236(2)
An Easter Sequence
The Start of Holy Week
238(1)
Holy Week
239(1)
The Eternal Cross
239(1)
Holy Saturday
240(1)
Crucifixion
240(1)
Easter
241(1)
Easter Morning
242(1)
The Ascension
243(1)
A Childhood Horror
243(1)
Beyond the Horoscope
244(1)
For Louise and Timothy
245(1)
Romantic Love
245(1)
The Word
246(1)
An Age of Doubt
246(2)
The Start of the Universe: April 1992
248(1)
Inner and Outer
248(1)
Curtains Undrawn
249(1)
First Confession
250(1)
Green
250(2)
Spell for a Dead Baby
252(1)
Cold Words
252(1)
Star-Gazing
253(1)
Light Between Leaves
254(1)
Death
254(1)
In the Beginning
255(1)
In Praise of Giotto
256(1)
For the Times
257(1)
The Way They Live Now
257(1)
The Poem in Itself
258(1)
November Sonnet
258(1)
Water and Air
259(1)
Beyond
259(1)
In the Nursery
260(1)
Out of Time and Season
260(1)
Left in Charge
261(1)
Trees
261(1)
August Heat
262(1)
Living by Love
263(1)
An Old Story
264(1)
When I Was Young
265(1)
Leavings
265(1)
The Happy Regrets
266(1)
from Familiar Spirits (1994)
The World We Made
267(1)
Slow Movement: Autumn
268(1)
A Cliff Walk in North Devon when I was Twelve
269(1)
Camp
270(1)
First Love
270(1)
A Way to Imagine
271(1)
Cousins, Aunts, Uncles
271(1)
Bicycles in Summer
272(1)
Sea Music
273(1)
Among the Stars
274(1)
It is not True?
274(1)
Cities: Their Beginning
275(1)
Unto the Hills
276(1)
Genes, Likenesses
277(1)
After a Film called The Bridge
277(2)
Still Life
279(1)
Unsaid
280(1)
Katie: A Portrait
280(1)
Two Sonnets on Love and Lust
281(1)
My Sister
282(1)
Fables, Lessons
283(1)
The Modes of Love
Contradictions
284(1)
The Test
284(1)
Obsessive Love
285(1)
Over
286(1)
Lust
286(1)
The Seer's Love
287(1)
from In the Meantime (1996)
Right Givers
287(1)
Prawning
288(1)
Wisdom of the Fields
289(1)
Dream
290(1)
Their First Snow
290(1)
A House in Nottingham
291(1)
Children in Summer
292(1)
Child of Seven Questions
293(1)
The Need to Praise
293(1)
Somerset
294(1)
Among Late-Teenagers
294(1)
The Great Spirits
295(1)
Story Tellers
296(1)
Seers and Makers
296(1)
Act of the Imagination
297(1)
For Paul Klee
297(1)
Order
298(1)
Sonnets to Narcissus
`Homage is due to you because you show`
299(1)
`Imagine worlds without some form of mirror'
299(1)
`Holy ones have always sought to find'
300(1)
Having it Both Ways
300(1)
Touch
301(1)
At Mass (I)
301(2)
Which is Which?
303(1)
After Dark
303(1)
At Mass (II)
304(1)
Bread
305(1)
Consecration (I)
306(1)
Consecration (II)
307(1)
The Spirit's Power
307(1)
Time's Element
308(1)
Spirit and Flesh
308(1)
Lazarus Again
309(1)
With the Migrants
310(1)
In the Meantime
310(1)
from Praises (1998)
A View of Lazarus
311(1)
Walking in the Dark
312(1)
In and Out of Time
313(1)
A Unique Gift
313(1)
A Full Moon
314(1)
Song Just Before Autumn
315(1)
Harvest Home
315(1)
Alone Over Christmas
316(1)
Famous Parents
317(1)
Boston
317(1)
Theatre
318(1)
Praises
319(1)
Reasons for Not Returning
320(1)
Carol for 1997
321(1)
Mid-May Meditation
321(1)
A Metaphysical Point About Poetry
322(1)
Pain
323(1)
Prayer for Holy Week
323(1)
Love's Struggle
324(1)
`Hours' and Words
324(1)
Song
325(1)
Craftsmen
325(1)
The Book of Love
326(1)
First Time
327(1)
After an Elegy
327(1)
A Gift of Gratitude
328(1)
The Largest Question
329(2)
Concerning History
`Does history guess itself into our minds'
331(3)
`From legends and myths'
334(1)
`Theories of history'
335(2)
from Timely Issues (2001)
Regions of Memory
337(1)
A Company of Friends
337(1)
Mozart in the Middle of the Night
338(1)
Dream: A Ballad
338(1)
The Story
339(1)
Country Sounds
339(1)
Out in the Country in 2000
340(1)
Caring
341(1)
Well-Being
342(1)
Vigour
342(1)
Rage of the Moon
343(1)
October 2000
343(1)
For Any Newish Poet
344(1)
Prayer: Homage to George Herbert
345(1)
Homage to Thomas Traherne
345(1)
Homage to Gerard Manley Hopkins: After Receiving Communion in Hospital
346(1)
Looking at Pictures
346(1)
Diagnosis
347(1)
An Awareness
348(1)
Some Months After Anaesthetics
348(1)
Tenderness
349(1)
Lost Time
350(1)
One More Place of Memory
351(1)
Assurance
351(1)
Advice
352(1)
The Hours
353(1)
Prophets
354(1)
Girl at Prayer
354(1)
All Saints 2000
355(1)
All Souls
355(1)
Carol for 2000
356(1)
New Year Song
357(1)
Epiphany 2001
357(1)
Eden
358(1)
Perfection
359(1)
Assurance Beyond Midnight
360(1)
Index of first lines 361(14)
Index of titles 375


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