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Selected Poems : William Cowper - William Cowper

Selected Poems

William Cowper

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In this selection, which includes short poems and extracts from the longer ones, there is ample evidence of the quality of Cowper's faith and of his eye and ear for nature. Indicative of how his life was sustained by writing, these poems reveal his effort to engage in discourse with friends and with the natural world.

Introduction
"I am your voice - It was tied in you - In me it begins to talk"p. 3
"I am the poet of reality"p. 3
"One touch of a tug of me has unhaltered all my senses but feeling"p. 4
"Afar in the sky was a nest"p. 6
"The crowds naked in the bath"p. 7
"In vain were nails driven through my hands"p. 7
"There is no word in any tongue"p. 8
Song of Myselfp. 11
"I wander all night in my vision" [The Sleepers]p. 95
Crossing Brooklyn Ferryp. 109
Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rockingp. 117
I Ebb'd with the Ocean of Lifep. 126
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'dp. 130
Poets to Comep. 145
To the Garden the Worldp. 145
From Pent-up Aching Riversp. 146
I Sing the Body Electricp. 149
A Woman Waits for Mep. 160
Spontaneous Mep. 162
Ages and Ages Returning at Intervalsp. 165
O Hymen! O Hymenee!p. 166
I Am He that Aches with Lovep. 166
Facing West from California's Shoresp. 166
As Adam Early in the Morningp. 167
In Paths Untroddenp. 171
Scented Herbage of My Breastp. 172
Whoever You Are Holding Me Now in Handp. 174
Of the Terrible Doubt of Appearancesp. 176
City of Orgiesp. 178
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growingp. 178
On the Beach at Nightp. 183
The World Below the Brinep. 184
A Hand-Mirrorp. 185
The Dalliance of the Eaglesp. 186
As Toilsome I Wander'd Virginia's Woodsp. 187
The Wound-Dresserp. 188
Reconciliationp. 192
There Was a Child Went Forthp. 192
Chanting the Square Deificp. 199
A Noiseless Patient Spiderp. 202
O Living Always, Always Dyingp. 203
The Last Invocationp. 203
A Clear Midnightp. 204
Good-Bye my Fancyp. 204
When the Full-Grown Poet Camep. 204
Good-Bye my Fancy!p. 205
"Respondez! Respondez!"p. 206
Biographical Notep. 213
Note on the Textsp. 215
Notesp. 217
Index of Titles and First Linesp. 219
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ISBN: 9781857547122
ISBN-10: 1857547128
Series: ELEANOR BRASCH
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 119
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 13.4  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.17