Collected Poems of Donald Davie

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Donald Davie's poems are here arranged chronologically from the 1950s to the beginning of the 1990s. Taken together, the poems display that reverence for the distinctive qualities of the English language which has earned him a name as one of Britain's finest living poets.

"Davie's voice—judgemental, ironic, epigrammatic, humorous, self-lacerating—speaks always with reference to an unhuman perpendicular standard that itself goes unquestioned. It is not a standard of Beauty or Truth; Davie is a poet of the third member of the Platonic triad, Justice."—Helen Vendler, The New Yorker

"[Davie's poems] are on the quiet side, often casual and musing in mood and tone; determined to resist large gestures of assent or denial. . .Donald Davie may just be the best English poet-critic of our time."—William Pritchard, The New Republic

"Donald Davie's Collected Poems does more than mark the culmination of one of the most distinguished careers in post-war British poetry; it is the autobiographical journey of a living poet at the height of his creative powers and the mastery of his craft. Davie is considered the most important and valuable contemporary link between poetry in England and America."—Sarah E. McNeil, Little Rock Free Press

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Donald Davie, professor emeritus at Vanderbilt University, resides in Devon, England. He is the author of many volumes of poetry and critical studies, several of which are available from the University of Chicago Press.

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'1945'
'abbeyforde'
Across The Bay
The Admiral To His Lady
Advent
After An Accident
After The Calamitous Convoy (july 1942)
After The Match
Against Confidences
Agave In The Wind
Alzheimer's Disease; For Kenneth Millar (ross Macdonald)
Amazonian
Among Artisan's Houses
'and Our Eternal Home'
An Anglican Lady; In Memoriam Margaret Hine
An Apparition
Ars Poetica; In Memoriam Michael Ayrton, Sculptor
Articulacy. Hints From The Koran
Artifex In Extremis; In Memoriam Howard Warshaw
At Knaresborough
At The Cafe Parnasse; For Turner Cassity
At The Cradle Of Genius
At The Synod In St. Patrick's
Attar Of Roses
Aubade
Autumn Imagined
Back Of Affluence
Barnsley And District
Barnsley, 1966
The Battered Wife
A Battlefield
Bedfordshire
Behind The North Wind
Being Angry With God
Belfast On A Sunday Afternoon
Benedictus
The Bent
Berkshire; For Michael Hamburger
Black Hoyden
The Blank Of The Wall; After St-j. Perse
Bolyai, The Geometer
Bougainville
Bowing The Head
Brantome
The Break; After Pasternak
The Bride Of Reason
Brilliance
Buckinghamshire
By The Road To Upper Midhope
Cambridgeshire
Cannibals
Catullus On Friendship
Cherry Ripe; On A Painting By Jan Gris
Cheshire
A Christening
A Christian Hero (j.h. Lefroy, Canada, 1843-44)
Christmas Syllabics For A Wife
Chrysanthemums
Church Militant
Church Of Ireland; For Barbara Hayley
Cold Spring In Essex
The Comforter
Commodore Barry
A Conditioned Air
Cornwall (treasure Island)
Corrib. An Emblem
County Durham
The Creatuer David
Creon
Cumberland
Curtains!
The Cypress Avenue
Dancing Measures
David Dancing
A Death In The West
Death Of A Painter; In Memoriam William Partridge
Death Of A Voice; After Pasternak And To Him
Demi-exile. Howth
Democrats
The Departed
Depravity; Two Sermons: 1. Americans: For Their Bicentennial
Depravity; Two Sermons: 2. St. Paul's Revisited
Derbyshire
Derbyshire Turf
Devil On Ice
Devonshire
Dissentient Voice: 1. A Baptist Childhood
Dissentient Voice: 2. Dissent. A Fable
Dissentient Voice: 3. Portrait Of Artist As Farmyard Fowl
Dissentient Voice: 4. A Gathered Church
Dorset
Dream Forest
Dublin Georgian
Dublin Georgian (2)
Dudwood
Dule Of A Dewsbury Matron
Eden
Eight Years After
The Elect; Battle Of Britain Sunday, Raf Gatow, Berlin
Emigrant, To The Receding Shore; For Shade Of Herbert Read
England
An English Revenant
Epistle. To Enrique Caracciolo Trejo (essex)
Equestrian Sestina
Essex
The Evangelist
Evening On The Boyne
Except The Lord Build The House
Expecting Silence
Ezra Pound In Pisa
Fare Thee Well
Father, The Cavalier
The Feeders
Felicity's Fourth Order
For An Age Of Plastics Plymouth
For Doreen. A Voice From The Garden
The Fountain
The Fountain Of Arethusa
The Fountain Of Cyane
From The New World; For Paul Russell-gebbett
Frontenac
G.m.b. (10.7.77)
The Garden Party
Gardens No Emblems
A Garland For Ivor Gurney
A Garland For Ronsard
Gemona-del-friuli, 1961-1976
Gloucestershire
God Saves The King
Going To Italy
The Gold Of Details; After Pasternak
Grace In The Fore Street; For Roy Gottfried
Grazia Deledda, Young
Green River
Gripping Serial
Grudging Respect
H.d.
Hampshire
The Hardness Of Light
The Harrow
Having No Ear
Hawkshead And Dachau In A Christmas Glass
Hearing Russian Spoken
Heart Beats
Heigh-ho On A Winter Afternoon
Helena Morley
Herefordshire
Hermes And Mr. Shaw
Hertfordshire
The Hill Field
His Themes (after Reading Edmond Jabes)
Homage To George Whitefield (1714-1770)
Homage To John L. Stephens
Homage To William Cowper
Horaw Canonicae
Hornet
Hot Hands
House-martin
Housekeeping
Humanly Speaking
Huntingdonshire
Hyphens
Hypochondriac Logic
I Have Said, Ye Are Gods
Idyll; After Giorgio Bassani
If I Take The Wings Of The Mornings
In California
In Chopin's Garden
In The Stopping Train
Inditing A Good Matter
Intervals In A Busy Life
Iowa
The Ironist
Jacob's Ladder
January
The Jesuits
July, 1964
'just You Wait'
Kent
Killala
Kingship
Lady Cochrane; Before The House Of Lords, 24 July 1862
Lancashire
Lasalle
A Late Anniversary
Leicestershire
A Letter To Curtis Bradford
Levity
Life Encompassed
The Life Of Service
A Lily At Noon
Limited Achievements (piranesi, Prisons, Plate Vi)
Lincolnshire; For Kathleen Wilson
A Liverpool Epistle; To J.a. Steers
Livingshayes (a Tradition Of Silverton, Devon)
Looking Out From Ferrara; After Giorgio Bassani
Love And The Times
Love-poems: For Mairi Macinnnes
Low Lands
Machineries Of Shame
Mamertinus On Rhetoric, A.d. 291
Mandelstam's Hope For The Best: 1. The Case Against
Mandelstam's Hope For The Best: 2. Son Of Isaac
Mandelstam's Hope For The Best: 3. Hope Not Abandoned
Mandelstam's Hope For The Best: 4. Sonnet
Mandelstam's Hope For The Best: 5. Of His Armenia
Mandelstam, On Dante
Master & Man
A Measured Tread; For Kenneth Millar Dead
A Meeting Of Cultures
Metals
Meteorologist, September
Method. For Ronald Gaskell
Middlesex
Monmouthshire
Montcalm
Morning
Mother
Mr. Sharp In Florence
The Mushroom Gatherers; After Mickiewicz
Mustered Into The Avant-garde
My Father's Honour
Nashville Mornings
New Year Wishes For The English
New York In August; After Pasternak
Nineteen-seventeen
No Epitaph
The Nonconformist
Norfolk
North & South; For Emily Grosholz, Who Asked About Metre
North Dublin
The North Sea
The North Sea, In A Snowstorm
Northamptonshire
Northern Metres; For Tony Harrison In Florida
Northumberland
The Nosegay
Nottinghamshire
Oak Openings
Obiter Dicta
On A Proposed Celebration Of Ezra Pound; For Clive Wilmer
On Bertrand Russell's Portraits From Memory
On Generous Lines
On Not Deserving
On Sutton Strand
Or, Solitude
Ordinary God
An Oriental Visitor
Orpheus
Our Lady
Out Of East Anglia
The Owl Minerva
Ox-bow
Oxford; After Pasternak
Oxfordshire
The Pacer In The Fresco. John The Baptist
'pastor Errante'; For Robert Pinsky
Penelope
Pentecost
Pieta; In Memoriam Douglas Brown
Pilate
Poem As Abstract
Poet Redeemed & Dead
Pontiac
Porec
Portland; After Pasternak
Preoccupation's Gift
The Priory Of St. Saviour, Glendalough
The Prolific Spell
Put Not Your Trust In Princes
Rain On South-east England
Recollections Of George Orpen In Letter To An English Friend
Red Rock Of Utah
Reflections On Deafness; For Kenneth And Margaret Millar
Rejoinder To A Critic
Reminded Of Bougainville; For Howard Erskine-hill
Resolutions
Revenge For Love
Revulsion
The Right Lads
Right Wing Sympathies
Rodez
Rousseau In His Day
Rutland; For George Dekker
Samuel Beckett's Dublin
Savannah; For Alex Heard, Administrator
Saw I Never The Righteous Forsaken
Screech-owl
The 'sculpture' Of Rhyme
Sculptures In Hungary
The Scythian Charioteers
Seeing Her Leave
Selina, Countess Of Huntingdon
A Sequence For Francis Parkman, Sels.
Seur, Near Blois
Short Run To Camborne
Shropshire
Siloam; For Clyde Binfield
Sing Unto The Lord A New Song
Six Epistles To Eva Hesse: 1
Six Epistles To Eva Hesse: 2
Six Epistles To Eva Hesse: 3
Six Epistles To Eva Hesse: 4
Six Epistles To Eva Hesse: 5
Six Epistles To Eva Hesse: 6
Skelpick
'so Make Them Melt As The Dishoused Snail'
Some Future Moon; After Pasternak
Some Shires Revisited: 1. Norfolk
Some Shires Revisited: 2. Devonshire
Some Shires Revisited: 3. Leicestershire
Some Shires Revisited: 4. Staffordshire
Some Shires Revisited: 5. Bedfordshire
Somerset
Sorting The Personae
Sounds Of A Devon Village
A Spring Song
Standings
Stratford On Avon
Stratnaver
Suffolk
Summer Lightning; For Seamus Heaney, In Imitation Of Ronsard
Sunburst
Sunday Morning
Surrey
Sussex
Sylvae
Thanks To Industrial Essex
Their Rectitude Is Beauty
They, To Me
'thou Art Near At Hand, O Lord'
Though Dry, Not Dry
Three Beyond
Three Moral Discoveries
Through Bifocals
Thyestes
Time Passing, Beloved
To A Bad Poet
To A Brother In The Mystery; Circa 1290
To A Teacher Of French
To An American Classicist
To Certain English Poets
To Helen Keller
To Londoners
To Scorch Or Freeze; The Thirty-nineth Psalm, Adapted
To Thom Gunn In Los Altos, California
Townsend, 1976
Trevenen: 1. His Return (christmas, 1780)
Trevenen: 2. Life And Contacts (1784-7)
Trevenen: 3. His End (the Battle Of Viborg, 21 June 1790)
Treviso, The Pescheria
The Trip To Huntsville
Tunstall Forest
The Tuscan Brutus
Tuscan Morning
Twilight On The Waste Lands
Two Dedications: 1. Wide France
Two Dedications: 2. Barnsley Cricket Club
Two From Ireland: 1. 1969, Ireland Of The Bombers
Two From Ireland: 2. 1977, Near Mullinger
Two Windows In Tashkent
Under A Skylight
Under St. Paul's
The University Of The South; For Andrew Lytle, Aged 80
Utterings
Vancouver
Venegeance Is Mine, Saith The Lord
Via Portello
The Vindication Of Jovan Babic (bosnia 1915)
Viper-man
Vying
Warwickshire; For Roy Fisher
The Waterfall At Powerscourt
The Wearing Of The Green
Well-found Poem
West Virginia's Auburn
Westmorland
Where Depths Are Surfaces
Widower
Widowers
Wild Boar Clough
Wiltshire
The Wind At Penistone
A Winter Landscape Near Ely
Winter Landscapes
A Winter Talent
Winter's Talents; For Peter Scupham And Robert Wells
With The Grain
Witness
Woe Unto Thee!
Wombwell On Strike
Woodpigeons At Raheny
Worcestershire
Yorkshire; Of Graces
Zion
Zip!
The Zodiac
Octet: 66
Octet: 67
Octet: 68
Octet: 69
Octet: 70
Octet: 71
Octet: 72
Octet: 73
Octet: 74
Octet: 75
Octet: 76
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