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Rounding the Horn : Collected Poems - Jon Stallworthy

Rounding the Horn

Collected Poems

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Published: 27th February 2013
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Jon Stallworthy, the son and grandson of New Zealanders, rounded the Horn en route to his birth in London. He began writing poems at seven, during - and about - the Second World War. That conflict and his colonial inheritance gave him a sense of 'the round earth's imagined corners' and the presence of the past which informs such of his best-known work as 'No Ordinary Sunday', 'A Letter from Berlin' and 'The Almond Tree'.
Here he provides a comprehensive selection of what Poetry Review described as 'snatches of radio traffic from this century's storms, true stories ... and some of the storytelling inspired'.

A poem isp. 11
Romancep. 15
Song at the Turning of the Tidep. 15
You not with Mep. 16
Boy and Foxp. 17
The Master-Mariner's Epithalamionp. 18
Letter to a Friendp. 19
Poem upon the Quincentenary of Magdalen Collegep. 20
A Dog's Deathp. 22
Still Lifep. 22
Out of Boundsp. 27
First Bloodp. 28
Miss Lavenderp. 29
No Ordinary Sundayp. 30
War Storyp. 31
Climbing Parnassusp. 32
Traveller's Choicep. 36
After an Amputationp. 36
Letter to my Sistersp. 36
From W. B. Yeats to his friend Maud Gonnep. 38
Toulouse Lautrec at the Moulin Rougep. 39
The Assaultp. 40
The Trapp. 41
Sindhi Womanp. 42
Camelp. 43
In the Street of the Fruit Stallsp. 44
The Facep. 44
First of the Migrantsp. 45
Last Postp. 45
The Swimming Poolp. 47
Tent-Pegging at Nightp. 48
'Here comes Sir George'p. 48
The Peshawar Vale Huntp. 49
Cowboysp. 50
Bread and Circusesp. 51
Quiet Weddingp. 52
Witch's Sacramentp. 52
Feet off the Groundp. 53
Green Thoughtp. 53
For Margaret and Geoffrey Keynesp. 56
A True Confessionp. 57
The Postmanp. 58
A rose is not a rosep. 59
A Barbican Ashp. 60
Sensationp. 61
Telegramsp. 61
An Evening Walkp. 62
As Others See Usp. 63
Harvest Moonp. 64
Two Handsp. 64
Thistlesp. 65
The Stonep. 66
False Alarmp. 67
Firstbornp. 67
By Rule of Thumbp. 68
The Fall of a Sparrowp. 69
At Take-Offp. 70
On the Roadp. 70
Epilogue to an Empirep. 72
Kathmandu-Kodarip. 74
A Prayer to the Virginp. 74
War Song of the Embattled Finnsp. 75
Sword Musicp. 76
A Portrait of Robert Capap. 77
A poem about Poems About Vietnamp. 78
T.E.L.p. 79
A Word with the Baasp. 80
A Letter from Berlinp. 82
Elm Endp. 83
Old Flamesp. 85
A Bottle of Inkp. 91
Elegy for a Mis-spent Youthp. 91
Words on a Paper Tableclothp. 92
Walking against the Windp. 93
Positivesp. 94
After 'La Desserte'p. 98
Pour Commencerp. 99
So Much in Commonp. 99
The Sourcep. 101
A Question of Form and Contentp. 101
Daybreak with Horsesp. 102
Breakfast in Bedp. 102
Personal Columnp. 103
A Pair of Gold Dolphinsp. 103
Message Receivedp. 104
African Violetsp. 105
Homecomingp. 105
Picnicp. 105
The Play of Handsp. 106
Willow-pattern Bluesp. 106
Through a Glassp. 107
A Dinner of Herbsp. 108
The Last Wordp. 109
In the Zoological Sectionp. 109
Againp. 110
The Beginning of the Endp. 110
Making an Endp. 112
Apollinaire Trepannedp. 114
Burning the Stubblep. 114
In the Parkp. 115
Resurrectionp. 116
The Writing on the Wallp. 117
Mother and Childp. 118
At Bedtimep. 118
The Almond Tree Revisitedp. 119
This Morningp. 119
At the Church of St. John Baptist, Preston Bissettp. 123
Mother and Sonp. 124
Old John Young Johnp. 125
To the Honourable Members of the House of Commonsp. 126
In the Name of God Amenp. 128
The Birds o' the Parishp. 129
Williamp. 131
To Samuel Greetheed, Evangelist, Newport Pagnell Chapelp. 132
News From Homep. 132
Patchworkp. 133
The Tuscanp. 134
The Departurep. 136
The Arrivalp. 136
The Beginningp. 137
The Contestp. 138
The Trialsp. 139
The Returnp. 143
Mother and Sonp. 145
The Arrivalp. 146
A Proposalp. 147
A Prayerp. 148
An Expostulationp. 148
With a Copy of Early Northern Wairoap. 150
A Couple of Field Postcardsp. 150
Congratulationsp. 151
The Returnp. 152
Home Thoughts from Abroad 1939p. 154
Home Thoughts from Abroad 1955p. 154
Identity Paradep. 156
The Almond Treep. 158
One for the Roadp. 162
Envoip. 163
Counter-Attackp. 167
One Dayp. 167
The Roomsp. 168
Defying Gravityp. 169
The Blackthorn Sprayp. 169
Mother Tonguep. 172
The Anzac Sonatap. 173
At Half Past Three in the Afternoonp. 180
Frozen Poemp. 181
Winter was a white pagep. 183
Windfallsp. 184
Making a Tablep. 184
For Zhenia Yevtushenkop. 186
For Margaret Keynesp. 187
In Memory of Geoffrey Keynes KTp. 188
Goodbye to Wilfred Owenp. 190
Wiedersehenp. 190
At St. Gennysp. 192
Great Britainp. 193
The Nutcrackerp. 201
The Girl from Zlotp. 210
The Guest from the Futurep. 219
The Voice from the Bridgep. 227
From the Lifep. 231
The Threadp. 235
The Namingp. 237
The Womenp. 238
Notes to A Familiar Treep. 239
Index of First Linesp. 243
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ISBN: 9781857541632
ISBN-10: 1857541634
Series: Poetry Pleiade
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.35