Franklin

Collected poems, 1928-1953 / Stephen Spender.

Author/Creator:
Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995.
Publication:
New York : Random House, 1955.
Format/Description:
Book
xviii, 204 pages ; 24 cm
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Standardized Title:
Poems. Selections
Subjects:
Poetry.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York.
Contents:
He will watch the hawk with an indifferent eye
Rolled over on Europe: the sharp dew frozen to stars
Marston, dropping it in the grate, broke his pipe
Not to you I sighed. No not a word
Acts passed beyond the boundary of mere wishing
At the end of two months' holiday there came a night
Different living is not living in different places
An I can never be great man
Beethoven's death mask
Never being, but always at the edge of being
My parents kept me from children who were rough
What I expected, was
In 1929
The port
Moving through the silent crowd
Who live under the shadow of a war
Shapes of death haunt life
How strangely this sun reminds me of my love
To T.A.R.H.
The prisoners
Without that once clear aim, the path of flight
Passing, men are sorry for the birds in cages
Oh young men, oh young comrades
I think continually of those who were truly great
Your body is stars whose million glitter here
After they have tired of the brilliance of cities
Perhaps
The funeral
The express
The landscape near an aerodrome
The pylons
In railway halls, on pavements near the traffic
Abrupt and charming mover
From all these events, from the slump, from the war, from the boom
Not palaces, an era's crown
Polar explorations
The living values
The uncreating chaos
Exiles from their land, history their domicile
An elemantary school classroom in a slum
A footnote from Marx's Chapter, The working day
Hoelderlin's old age
Variations on my life
Archaic head
Dark and light
The room above the square
Thoughts during an air raid
Two armies
Ultima Ratio Regum
A stopwatch and an ordnance map
In no man's land
The coward
Fall of a city
Port Bou
To a Spanish poet
Two kisses
The little coat
The vase of tears
Stranger, you who hide my love
No Orpheus No Eurydice
The double shame
Auf dem wasser zu singen
A separation
The war god
Air raid across the bay at Plymouth
June
The drowned
Rejoice in the abyss
A man-made world
Memento
The fates
Epilogue to a human drama
We fly through a night of stars
Within our nakedness, nakedness still
Were born; must die; were loved; must love
Since we are what we are, what shall we be
Exiles from single being or belief
The immortal spirit is that single ghost
One is the witness through whom the whole
Darling of our hearts, drowning
From a tree choked by ivy, rotted
Poor girl, inhabitant of a stark land
Already you are beginning to become
The final act of love
Dearest and nearest brother
The dream
One
Absence
Daybreak
Lost
Seascape
The barn
Dusk
Meeting
Ice
Word
The trance
O
In Attica
Messenger
Empty house
To my daughter
Missing my daughter
Nocturne
Sirmione peninsula
Dylan Thomas (November 1953)
After Rilke: Orpheus Eurydice Hermes.
Notes:
Omits some of the author's early poems. Cf. his Collected poems, 1928-1985. P. 13.
Local notes:
Penn Rare copy 2 presented to the Penn Libraries in 2014 by David Azzolina.
Penn Provenance:
Lask, Thomas (donor) (RBC copy 1)
Spender, Stephen (autograph) (RBC copy 1)
Azzolina, David S. 1957- (donor) (RBC copy 2)
Penn Chronology:
1955
Contributor:
Thomas Lask Poetry Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
OCLC:
366927