Collected Poems: M. Hartnett

Contents: 'Whom I ask for no gift. . . ' page [xiii] Poems 1958-1970 A Small Farm [15] Sickroom [16] Sad Singing in Darkness [17] Poor Actaeon [18] Will [19] Sulphur [20] from Short Mass [21] 'The river is the conscience . . . ' [22] 'I will rise with the hawk. . .' [23] Charleville Mall Sestina [24] 'It is nine of the night . . . ' [26] Poor Sailor [27] As in a Roman Garden [28] 'Her diadem, pain...' [29] 'All that is left and definite . .' [30] 'Beside the vulgar chairs . . . ' [31] "Yes,' she screamed . . . ' [32] 'This friend, an old man . . ' [33] "Don't go,' they said . [34] Green Room [35] 'I have exhausted the delighted range . . [36] 'I was volcanic . . . ' [37] 'I have heard them knock. . [38] 'I have managed to keep . . . [39] 'I heard him whistle . . . ' [40] Fairview Park: 6 a.m. [41] 'I think sometimes . . [43] 'Base to the smaller . [44] 'There will be a talking. . . ' [45] Crossing the Iron Bridge [46] The Lord Taketh Away [48] For Edward Hartnett [49] 'All the death-room needs . . . [50], 'How goes the night, boy? - - [51] For My Grandmother, Bridget Halpin [52] Bread [53] Secular Prayers (1967) [54] Anatomy of a Clichi (1968) Mo ghrA thfi [62] Te quiero [63] jc t'aime [64] Ich liebe dich [65] 'Beside an Attic column [66] 'Ask if I should mourn you [67] 'I was sent away. . . ' [68] 'I will pay court to you . . [69] 'I want you to stand with me. ' [70] 'Remember we stood on the steps . . . ' [71] 'Remember the ghosted gale? . . . [72] 'As if you were porcelain . . - ' [73] 'Into Dublin in a lovely dawn . . [74] 'Moon says it is so late . . . ' [76] Hands [77] 'It was a new and pagan dawn. .[78] Thirteen Sonnets (1968) 'I have been stone, dust of space, sea and sphere . . [79] 'I am not free. I am bound by bread . . . ' [80] 'We can foretell the rising tide, the green. . . i 'Again, the coming round of time, the War . [82] 'Something is blessed. I can tell my raind . . . [83] 'Polyzoic demon, in truth thou art. . . ' [84] 'A haphazard blue fire as Phoebus dies . . ' [85] 'Take this salve, Paniphila, oil of ages . . . ' [86] 'I saw magic on a green country road . . . ' [87] 'A soft internal music of his own . . . ' [88] 'To the vulgar speak only vulgar things . . . ' [89] 'Here be the burnings, all for wizardry . . . ' [90] 'Lamplight makes all trees circular, in streets . . . ' [91] Notes on My Contemporaries (1969) Prologue [92] The Poet Down [93] The Poet as Mastercraftsman [94] The Poet as Black Sheep [95] The Person: Nox Agonistes [96] The Poet as Woman of Ireland [97] The Person as Dreamer: We Talk about the Future [98] The Person as Spirit of the River [99] The Poet Dreams and Resolves too The Poet as Exile tot Maiden Street (1967) [102] Maiden Street Wake [103] Epitaph for John Kelly, Blacksmith [104] 'The island sparkles industry . . . ' [105] 'The island was being secretive 1973) [106] Prisoners (1968) [107] The Retreat of Ita Cagney 1975) [109] from A Farewellto English 1975) The Buffeting [115] Struts id Signal from the World [119] Horse Breaking Loose [120] Early One Morning [121] USA [122] The Oat Woman [123] Pigkilling [125] The Horse Catcher [126] The Perpetual Moment [127] Staghorn Whistle [128] The Possibility that has been Overlooked is the Future [129] Sally Gap [130] Death by the Santry River [131] Dryad [133] The Final Rendezvous [134] Theory [135] A Visit to Castletown House [136] Mrs Halpin and the Lightning [138] Death of an Irishwoman [139] A Visit to Croom, 1745 [140] A Farewell to English [141] Inchicore Haiku (1985) [148] from Poems to Younger Women (1988) Vengeance is Mine [166] Pavane for a Drowned Girl [167] Somewhere in France [168] Water Baby [169] Tidying Up [170] Mother Earth [171] One Word [172] Creatrix [173] Pomb6 [174] No Avail [175] Dal Riada [176] Belladonna in the Bar [177] Retro Me [178] Sapphics [179] FfirMarja Ac, For A.C. [181] Small Hope [182] Homecoming [183] Unfinished Novel [184] Fr~uicin [185] For My God-daughter B.A.H. [186] from The Killing of Dreams (1992) Antihex [187] Orphans [188] Cartomancy [189] The Old Lady Says Yes [191] A Falling Out [192] Impasse [194] Trapped in Shelley [195] The Killing of Dreams [196] Poets Passing [197] Didactic [198] Celtic Sacrifice [200] Public Art [201] In the Landscape [202] TaMng Verses [203] Mountains, Fall on Us [205] from Selected and New Poems (1994) That Actor Kiss [212] The Old Catechism [213] The Man who Wrote Yeats, the Man who Wrote Mozart [216] Sibelius in Silence [223] He'll to the Moors [229] New Poems (1990-1999) Pining [236] Last Aisling [237] 'Slowly the blossoms are falling [238] Sycamore, Sycamore [239] In Memoriam Sheila Hackett [240] Something Secret [241] The Blink of an Eye [242] A Prayer for Sleep [243] Author's Notes [245] Index offirst lines [246] Editor's Note [254]