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9780807126769

Selected Poems of Robert Penn Warren

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807126769

  • ISBN10:

    0807126764

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-04-01
  • Publisher: Louisiana State Univ Pr
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Summary

More than 200 poems from every phase of the celebrated poet's writing are gathered in this collection that features several previously unpublished pieces. From "Oxford City Wall", the only poem written while Warren was a Rhodes Scholar, to "Evening Hawk", this compendium provides a generous survey of Warren's poetry.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
About the Texts xxvii
Acknowledgments xxix
Early Unpublished Poems
The Bird and Stone
1(1)
The Concert
2(1)
Conquest
2(1)
Oxford City Wall
3(1)
San Francisco Night Windows
4(1)
Poems 1922-1943
The Fierce Horsemen
5(1)
Wild Oats
5(2)
Death Mask of a Young Man
The Mouse
6(1)
The Moon
6(1)
Portraits of Three Ladies
7(1)
Alf Burt, Tenant Farmer
8(1)
The Wrestling Match
9(2)
from Thirty-Six Poems
The Return: An Elegy
11(5)
Kentucky Mountain Farm
Rebuke of the Rocks
13(1)
At the Hour of the Breaking of the Rocks
14(1)
History Among the Rocks
14(1)
Watershed
15(1)
The Return
16(1)
Pondy Woods
16(2)
Eidolon
18(1)
History
19(2)
Letter from a Coward to a Hero
21(2)
Late Subterfuge
23(1)
Ransom
23(1)
To a Friend Parting
24(1)
So Frost Astounds
24(1)
Cold Colloquy
25(1)
The Garden
25(1)
To a Face in a Crowd
26(3)
from Eleven Poems on the Same Theme
Bearded Oaks
29(1)
Picnic Remembered
30(1)
Crime
31(1)
Original Sin: A Short Story
32(1)
End of Season
33(1)
Revelation
34(1)
Pursuit
35(1)
Love's Parable
36(2)
Terror
38(3)
from Selected Poems 1923-1943
The Ballad of Billie Potts
41(16)
Mexico is a Foreign Country: Four Studies in Naturalism
Butterflies Over the Map
52(1)
The World Comes Galloping: A True Story
52(1)
Small Soldiers with Drum in Large Landscape
53(1)
The Mango on the Mango Tree
54(3)
from Brother to Dragons
Jefferson's Opening Monologue
57(3)
The annus mirabilis
60(1)
The Murder of John
61(3)
Jefferson on the Aftermath
64(2)
John's Lament
66(1)
The Recognition of Complicity
66(117)
from Promises
To a Little Girl, One Year Old, in a Ruined Fortress
Sirocco
67(1)
Gull's Cry
67(1)
The Child Next Door
68(1)
The Flower
69(2)
Colder Fire
71(2)
Promises
What Was the Promise That Smiled from the Maples at Evening?
73(1)
Court-martial
74(3)
School Lesson Based on Word of Tragic Death of Entire Gillum Family
77(1)
Summer Storm (Circa 1916), and God's Grace
78(2)
Founding Fathers, Nineteenth-Century Style, Southeast U. S. A.
80(1)
Infant Boy at Midcentury
81(2)
When the Century Dragged
81(1)
Modification of Landscape
82(1)
Brightness of Distance
83(1)
Dragon Country: To Jacob Boehme
83(2)
Ballad of a Sweet Dream of Peace
85(1)
And Don't Forget Your Corset Cover, Either
85(1)
Keepsakes
85(1)
Go It, Granny---Go It, Hog!
86(1)
Friends of the Family, or Bowling a Sticky Cricket
87(1)
You Never Knew Her Either, Though You Thought You Did
87(1)
I Guess You Ought to Know Who You Are
88(1)
Rumor Unverified Stop Can You Confirm Stop
88(1)
Lullaby: A Motion like Sleep
88(3)
from You, Emperors, and Others
Two Pieces after Suetonius
Apology for Domitian
91(1)
Tiberius on Capri
92(1)
Mortmain
After Night Flight Son Reaches Bedside of Already Unconscious Father, Whose Right Hand Lifts in a Spasmodic Gesture, as Though Trying to Make Contact: 1955
93(1)
A Dead Language: Circa 1885
94(1)
Fox-fire: 1956
94(1)
In the Turpitude of Time: n.d.
95(1)
A Vision: Circa 1880
96(1)
Some Quiet, Plain Poems
Ornithology in a World of Flux
97(1)
Holly and Hickory
97(1)
The Well House
97(1)
In Moonlight, Somewhere, They Are Singing
98(1)
Debate: Question, Quarry, Dream
99(1)
Two Studies in Idealism: Short Survey of American, and Human, History
Bear Track Plantation: Shortly after Shiloh
99(1)
Harvard '61: Battle Fatigue
100(3)
from Tale of Time
Tale of Time
What Happened
103(1)
The Mad Druggist
104(1)
Answer Yes or No
105(1)
The Interim
105(4)
What Were You Thinking, Dear Mother?
109(1)
Insomnia
109(3)
Homage to Emerson, On Night Flight to New York
His Smile
112(1)
The Wart
113(1)
The Spider
113(1)
One Drunk Allegory
114(1)
Multiplication Table
115(1)
Wind
115(1)
Does the Wild Rose?
116(1)
from Incarnations
Island of Summer
What Day Is
117(1)
Where the Slow Fig's Purple Sloth
118(1)
Natural History
118(1)
Riddle in the Garden
119(1)
Paul Valery Stood on the Cliff And Confronted the Furious Energies of Nature
120(1)
Treasure Hunt
121(1)
Myth on Mediterranean Beach: Aphrodite as Logos
121(3)
The Ivy
124(1)
Where Purples Now the Fig
124(1)
The Red Mullet
124(1)
A Place Where Nothing Is
125(1)
Masts at Dawn
126(1)
The Leaf
127(3)
Audubon: A Vision
Audubon: A Vision
Was Not the Lost Dauphin
130(1)
The Dream He Never Knew the End Of
131(6)
We Are Only Ourselves
137(1)
The Sign Whereby He Knew
137(2)
The Sound of That Wind
139(3)
Love and Knowledge
142(1)
Tell Me a Story
142(3)
from Or Else
The Nature of a Mirror
145(1)
Natural History
145(1)
Time as Hypnosis
146(1)
Blow, West Wind
147(2)
Interjection #1: Caveat
148(1)
I Am Dreaming of a White Christmas: The Natural History of a Vision
149(7)
Interjection #2: I Know a Place Where All is Real
156(1)
Chain Saw at Dawn in Vermont In Time of Drouth
156(2)
Small White House
158(1)
Forever O'Clock
158(2)
Rattlesnake Country
160(4)
Homage to Theodore Dreiser: Psychological Profile
164(1)
Flaubert In Egypt
165(2)
Vision Under the October Mountain: A Love Poem
167(1)
Stargazing
168(1)
Little Boy and Lost Shoe
168(1)
Composition in Gold and Red-Gold
169(1)
There's a Grandfather's Clock in the Hall
170(1)
Reading Late at Night, Thermometer Falling
171(5)
Folly on Royal Street before the Raw Face of God
176(2)
Sunset Walk in Thaw-Time in Vermont
178(2)
Birth of Love
180(1)
A Problem in Spatial Composition
181(2)
from Can I See Arcturus From Where I Stand?
A Way to Love God
183(1)
Evening Hawk
184(1)
Answer to Prayer
185(1)
Paradox
186(1)
Midnight Outcry
186(1)
Old Nigger on One-Mule Cart Encountered Late at Night When Driving Home From Party in the Back Country
187(4)
from Now and Then
American Portrait: Old Style
191(3)
Boy Wandering in Simms' Valley
194(1)
Orphanage Boy
195(1)
Red-Tail Hawk and Pyre of Youth
196(4)
Youth Stares at Minoan Sunset
200(1)
Ah, Anima!
200(1)
Unless
201(1)
Not Quite Like a Top
202(1)
Waiting
203(1)
The Mission
204(1)
When the Tooth Cracks---Zing!
205(1)
Love Recognized
206(1)
How to Tell a Love Story
206(1)
Little Black Heart of the Telephone
207(1)
Last Laugh
208(1)
Heat Lightning
209(1)
Inevitable Frontier
210(2)
Heart of the Backlog
212(1)
Diver
213(1)
Rather Like a Dream
214(1)
Heart of Autumn
215(2)
from Being Here
Speleology
217(1)
When Life Begins
218(1)
Grackles, Goodbye
219(1)
Youthful Truth-Seeker, Half-Naked, at Night, Running down Beach South of San Francisco
220(1)
Snowshoeing Back to Camp in Gloaming
221(2)
Sila
223(3)
Vision
226(1)
Part of What Might Have Been a Short Story, Almost Forgotten
227(2)
Cocktail Party
229(1)
The Cross
230(1)
Language Barrier
231(1)
Antinomy: Time and What Happened
232(1)
Auto-da-fe
233(2)
Passers-By on Snowy Night
235(2)
from Rumor Verified
Chthonian Revelation: A Myth
237(1)
Looking Northward, Aegeanward: Nestlings on Seacliff
238(1)
Going West
239(2)
Rumor Verified
241(1)
Mountain Mystery
241(2)
Vermont Ballad: Change of Season
243(1)
Dead Horse in Field
244(1)
The Corner of the Eye
245(1)
What Voice at Moth-Hour
246(1)
Another Dimension
246(1)
English Cocker: Old and Blind
247(1)
Have You Ever Eaten Stars?
248(1)
Afterward
249(1)
Fear and Trembling
250(1)
from Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
Little Bear Paws and Joseph's Surrender
251(5)
Joseph at Grant's Funeral
256(3)
from Altitudes and Extensions
Three Darknesses
259(2)
Mortal Limit
261(1)
Immortality Over the Dakotas
261(1)
Arizona Midnight
262(1)
Hope
262(8)
New Dawn
Explosion: Sequence and Simultaneity
263(1)
Goodbye to Tinian
263(1)
Take-off: Tinian Island
264(1)
Mystic Name
265(1)
When?
266(1)
Iwo Jima
267(1)
Self and Non-Self
267(1)
Dawn
268(1)
The Approach
268(1)
What That Is
268(1)
Like Lead
269(1)
Manic Atmosphere
269(1)
Triumphal Beauty
269(1)
Home
270(1)
Sleep
270(1)
True Love
270(1)
Last Walk of Season
271(1)
Last Meeting
272(1)
Muted Music
273(1)
Why Boy Came to Lonely Place
274(1)
Youthful Picnic Long Ago: Sad Ballad on Box
275(1)
Last Night Train
276(1)
Question at Cliff-Thrust
277(2)
Index of Titles and First Lines 279

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