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Selected Poems
Dannie Abse

Sheep Meadow Press



Contents

• PART ONE EARLIER POEMS
The Uninvited
• Letter to
The Times
• Duality
• The Trial
• Soho: Saturday Night
• Letter to Alex Comfort
• Epithalamion
• Elegy for Dylan Thomas
• Anniversary
• The Game
• Return to Cardiff
• Sunday Evening
• As I was Saying
• Olfactory Pursuits
• Pathology of Colours
• Hunt the Thimble
• A Night Out
• On the Release of Ezra Pound
• Not Adlestrop
• In Llandough Hospital
• Photograph and White Tulips
• Two Voices
• PART TWO POEMS 1967-1989
• Mysteries
• Peachstone
• A New Diary
• The Death of Aunt Alice
• In the Theatre
• Cousin Sidney
• A faithful wife
• Watching a cloud
• Florida
• In the gallery
• White Coat, Purple Coat
• The Stethoscope
• A Winter Visit
• The Doctor
• X-ray
• Pantomime Diseases
• Imitations
• Last Words
• Phew!
• Horse
• In the Holiday Inn
• Case History
• Encounter at a Greyhound Bus Station
• A Wall
• The Origin of Music
• A Prescription
• The Wife of Columbus
• White Balloon
• Brueghel in Naples
• PART THREE LATER POEMS
• St Valentine’s Night
• Condensation on a Windowpane
• Beautiful Dead Poets
• Cricket Ball
• Touch Wood
• Ghosting for Mayakovsky
• Thankyou Note
• O Taste and See
• At the Albert Hall
• Lament of Heledd
• A Heritage
• C’est La Vie Politique
• Souls
• A Letter from Ogmore-by-Sea
• Child Drawing in a Hospital Bed
• Just a Moment
• Terrible Angels
• The Relic
• The Tailor
• The Story of Lazarus
• Prufrock at the Seaside
• The Yellow Bird
• Why Angels and Unicorns Disappeared
• No Lazarus
• Enemies
• Religion
• Between 3 and 4 a.m
• Welsh Valley Cinema, 1930s
• Things
• The Jeweller
• North
• Praise May Thither Fly
• Shobo
• Rilke’s Invitation
• Lucky
• Ovid’s Wish
• A Letter to Stanley Moss in New York
• All Things Bright and Beautiful
• At Caerleon
• At the Concert
• On the Coast Road
• Phone Call at Ogmore-by-Sea
• A Marriage
• The Malham Bird
• With Compliments
• Sloppy Love Poem
• Yesterday’s Tiff
• A Doctor’s Love Song
• PART FOUR LATEST POEMS
• Lachrymae
• After the Memorial
• The Revisit
• The Violin Player
• Letters
• Portrait of an Old Poet
• The Presence
• The Old gods
• In Highgate Woods
• Wagner
• Both Eyes Open
• In Black Ink
• Winged Back
• Cats
• Sunbright
• Moonbright
• Portrait of an Old Doctor
• PART FIVE LONGER POEMS
• The Smile Was
• Funland
• Carnal Knowledge
• Events Leading to the Conception of Solomon, the Wise Child
• The Abandoned
• VALEDICTION

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