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Second World War Poems - Hugh Haughton

Second World War Poems

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Published: 4th November 2004
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A stunning new collection of World War II poetry.
This anthology brings together poems written during the period of the Second World War which, in some important way, are touched by or touched upon it, but also a selection of poems from later in the twentieth-century, which deal with its legacy. It includes verse by renowned poets and writers such as Keith Douglas, Alun Lewis, Randall Jarrell and Primo Levi. There is also poetry by civilians and survivors in London, Warsaw, Moscow, New York, and by writers dealing with the terrifying legacy of the conflict and its dead for the living in the years after the war.

7 October, 1940p. 3
Notes on life at home, February, 1942p. 4
In the fortieth yearp. 5
The wind of warp. 6
The lilacs and the rosesp. 13
Tapestry of the great fearp. 14
Refugee bluesp. 16
September 1, 1939p. 17
From New year's letterp. 21
The shield of Achillesp. 23
War poetp. 26
Saint-Lop. 27
Roostersp. 28
North Russian townp. 33
Reportp. 34
Bad time for poetryp. 35
This summer's skyp. 36
The friendsp. 36
1940p. 36
Song of a German motherp. 39
War has been given a bad namep. 40
Epistle to the Augsburgersp. 41
Green, green is El Aghirp. 42
Men in greenp. 43
From Sonnets of the resistance : 13p. 45
Conversation in Gibraltar 1943p. 46
Nearness of gravesp. 47
'Aspen tree'p. 47
Deathfuguep. 48
The 'monstrous regiment'p. 50
Disintegration of springtimep. 51
Unseen firep. 51
Epitaphp. 53
The plaguep. 53
Simplify me when I'm deadp. 55
Dead menp. 56
Cairo jagp. 57
Desert flowersp. 58
Landscape with figures : 1, 2p. 59
Vergissmeinnichtp. 60
Jerusalemp. 61
How to killp. 62
The fury of aerial bombardmentp. 63
Inventoryp. 64
Geometrical placep. 65
Defence of the islandsp. 67
A note on war poetryp. 68
From Little giddingp. 69
Couragep. 73
In April 1944 : Paris was still breathing!p. 74
From Heroic and elegiac song for the lost second lieutenant of the Albanian campaign (1945)p. 76
Reflection from Rochesterp. 79
The entertainment of warp. 81
Italy 1942p. 83
Marching ordersp. 83
1944-47p. 84
Endlosungp. 84
The Magip. 85
The middle of a warp. 88
Autumn 1942p. 88
1941p. 91
Letter from Italyp. 91
Spring MCMXLp. 93
Walking at Whitsunp. 93
The miraclep. 96
Majdanekp. 97
From Sonnets for August 1945p. 99
From The walls do not fallp. 101
The book of Yolekp. 104
First elegy : end of a campaignp. 106
Third elegy : leaving the cityp. 107
Interlude : opening of an offensivep. 109
Seventh elegy : seven good Germansp. 111
Why the classicsp. 115
The rainp. 116
September songp. 119
Five minutes after the air raidp. 120
The flyp. 121
Wei Dun and the old mastersp. 123
Roadsp. 125
The death of the ball turret gunnerp. 127
Eighth air forcep. 127
Lossesp. 128
Jews at Haifap. 129
Prisonersp. 130
A lullabyp. 131
Mail callp. 131
Ascensionp. 133
Nervesp. 134
The passionate profiteer to his lovep. 135
Europe's prisonersp. 136
Medallionp. 137
War poetp. 137
My mother often weptp. 138
On certain survivorsp. 140
On the archaeology of our being buried alivep. 140
Reflections by a mailboxp. 142
Bunap. 144
Shemap. 145
For Adolf Eichmannp. 146
The girl-child of Pompeip. 146
The survivorp. 148
Raiders' dawnp. 149
All day it has rainedp. 149
A troopship in the tropicsp. 150
The assault convoyp. 152
The Mahratta Ghatsp. 153
Where are the war poets?p. 154
If I go up to yonder townp. 155
Going westwardsp. 155
Death valleyp. 157
Heroesp. 158
Cushendunp. 160
Bar-room matinsp. 160
Brother firep. 162
Neutralityp. 163
The springboardp. 163
Hiatusp. 164
The streets of Laredop. 165
From Autobiographiesp. 167
The tomb of Lt. John Learmonth, AIFp. 169
Dreams in Germanp. 172
Paris in tearsp. 173
A book in the ruinsp. 174
Flightp. 176
Cafep. 177
A poor Christian looks at the Ghettop. 178
In distrust of meritsp. 180
'Keeping their world large'p. 182
Hitler springp. 184
The edge of the warp. 186
'No matter how the Soviet tinsel glitters'p. 190
Lazarusp. 191
To a poetp. 191
A fable of the warp. 192
Redeploymentp. 193
Wartimep. 194
Bombingsp. 194
From Of being numerousp. 195
Myth of the blazep. 196
Written in pencil in the sealed railway-carp. 199
The roll callp. 199
Testimonyp. 200
Instructions for crossing the borderp. 200
Draft of a reparations agreementp. 201
The old parkp. 202
Fresco come to lifep. 204
Frankfurt 1945p. 206
The French prisonerp. 208
On the wall of a KZ-Lagerp. 210
Metamorphosisp. 211
From Canto LXXIVp. 212
Barbarap. 215
Soldiers bathingp. 217
Man of my timep. 220
January 19, 1944p. 220
On the branches of the willowsp. 221
The second ecloguep. 222
A La Recherchep. 224
Postcardsp. 226
To a conscript of 1940p. 228
From Ode written during the Battle of Dunkirk, May 1940p. 229
Lessons of the warp. 232
Stormy dayp. 235
Destroyers in the arcticp. 237
The survivorp. 239
The returnp. 240
Abattoirsp. 241
Pigtailp. 241
Massacre of the boysp. 242
O the chimneysp. 244
O the night of the weeping childrenp. 245
What secret cravings of the bloodp. 245
Numbersp. 246
The myth of Hiroshimap. 248
Flightp. 249
Days drawing inp. 253
Daylight alertp. 253
Last stopp. 255
Never againp. 259
The battlep. 261
Carentan O Carentanp. 261
A story about chicken soupp. 263
An inscription for dog riverp. 266
Beach burialp. 266
My friendsp. 268
El Alameinp. 269
The mither's lamentp. 270
Voices against England in the nightp. 271
The poets are silentp. 272
I rememberp. 272
Salonika June 1940p. 273
8th May 1945p. 274
Man and bottlep. 275
Martial cadenzap. 276
Warsawp. 278
He was luckyp. 280
Building the barricadesp. 280
'In the fire, a telegraph pole'p. 282
Glittering fragmentsp. 282
Deaths and entrancesp. 283
A refusal to mourn the death, by fire, of a child in Londonp. 284
Embroidery, 1940p. 286
Objectsp. 287
Adamp. 287
To a Roman, my friendp. 289
To Paul Eluardp. 290
An attempt to describe the last skirmish of the Second World Warp. 291
The gunnerp. 293
First snow in Alsacep. 294
Potatop. 295
Night of battlep. 297
To a military rifle, 1942p. 297
The trainsp. 299
The setting sunp. 300
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ISBN: 9780571212200
ISBN-10: 0571212204
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 4th November 2004
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.5  x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1