Peace & War

Peace & War

A Collection of Poems

Book - 1989
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"The war poems of slaughter and loss in this anthology say as much about peace as do the few idyllic pastoral poems. Of the nearly 200 poems, a few are difficult, but most are dramatic and immediate. There's intense booktalk material here, terrifying action told with burning truth." -- Booklist (starred review)
This comprehensive anthology, now in paperback, spans lands and cultures throughout the world from the time of Ancient Greece and Rome to the uneasiness of the present and the uncertainly of the future. Such poets as Aeschuylus, Milton, Blake, Shakespeare, Robert Frost, Rupert Brooke, Carl Sandburg and others reflect the central place that feelings of peace and war occupy in our hearts and minds.
Publisher: Oxford ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, c1989
ISBN: 9780192760715
Branch Call Number: 808.819358/PEA 4565ch 1
Alternative Title: The word was given / Aeschylus
Peace and war
On this island / W. H. Auden
God's grandeur / Gerard manley Hopkins
The great lover / Rupert Brooke
Words / Edward Thomas
Day of these days / Laurie Lee
i thank / e. e. cummings
Where wast thou / Job 38: 4-7
The looker-on / Frank Kendon
The glory / Edward Thomas
When I heard the learn'd astronomer / Walt Whitman
Good / R. S. Thomas
Rural idyll / Margaret Toms
The tuft of flowers / Robert Frost
I'll have the window Southward / Sang-yong Kim
Landscape / Suk-jung Shin
Hills surround me / Mok-wol Park
Man / Bulat Okudzhava
Fairy tale / Miroslav Holub
Legend / Judith Wright
Nationality / Mary Gilmore
Song of the rain / Hugh McCrae
XII / W. H. Auden
All day it has rained / Alun Lewis
Watching post / C. Day Lewis
Lessons of the war : naming of parts / Henry Reed
Report to the Valley Camp / Jenny King
The last day of leave / Robert Graves
Autumn, 1939 / Alun Lewis
Waiting for the Barbarians / C. P. Cavafy
Peace / Rupert Brooke
The soldier / Rupert Brooke
Stanzas / Lord Byron
'next to of course god / e. e. cummings
To Lucasta, going to the wars / Richard Lovelace
Demetrius fled / Erycius of Cyzicus
Demaeneta sent / Dioscorides
Route march / Charles Sorley
I will sing unto the Lord / Exodus 15: I-II
On the late massacre in Piedmont / John Milton
Ye mariners of England / Thomas Campbell
Henry V at the siege of Harfleur / William Shakespeare
Epitaph on a Jacobite / Lord Macaulay
Before Agincourt / William Shakespeare
After Blenheim / Robert Southey
Before action / W. N. Hodgson
Does it matter? / Siegfried Sassoon
Spring 1942 / Roy Fuller
This town, now / Euripides
Dulce et decorum est / Wilfred Owen
Nursery rhyme / Leo Hamalian
Cruelty / William Blake
The hand that signed the paper / Dylan Thomas
The inflatable globe / Theodore Spencer
Epitaph on a tyrant / W. H. Auden
How few of us / Arthur Waley
Crazed man in concentration camp / Agnes Gergely
The next war / Osbert Sitwell
On the tomb of the Spartan dead at Thermopylae
Ultima ratio regum / Stephen Spender
Fighting South of the ramparts / Arthur Waley
On the death of the young guerillas / Mazisi Kunene
A paper soldier / Bulat Okudzhava
Winter warfare / Edgell Rickword
Buttons / Carl Sandburg
The question / Alexander McKee
Insensibility / Wilfrid Owen
Drummer Hodge / Thomas Hardy
Tommy / Rudyard Kipling
A. B. C. of a naval trainee / Roy Fuller
Elegy for an 88 gunner / Keith Douglas
"Love letters of the dead" / Douglas Street
What were they like? / Denise Levertov
Does Spring come to a lost land? / Sang-hwa Lee
Early march / Norman Nicholson
Lessons of the war : judging distance / Henry Reed
At the bomb testing site / William Stafford
Beat! Beat! Drums / Walt Whitman
The drum / John Scott of Amwell
The long war / Laurie Lee
From many a mangled truth a war is won / Clifford Dyment
War is kind / Stephen Crane
Let those who are in favour with their stars [sonnet 25] / William Shakespeare
Epitaph on an army of mercenaries / A. E. Housman
Another epitaph on an army of mercenaries / Hugh Macdiarmid
Epitaph on a new army / Michael Thwaites
The send-off / Wilfred Owen
Gun teams / Gilbert Frankau
Destroyers in the Arctic / Alan Ross
To a home-town conscript posted overseas / Peter Bland
Where are the war poets? / C. Day Lewis
War poet / Sidney Keyes
On being asked for a war poem / W. B. Yeats
War poet / Donald Bain
Poem in 1944 / Robert Conquest
I saw a broken town / Mabel Esther Allan
The black-out / Mary Desirée Anderson
Achtung! Achtung! / Mary Hacker
Troy / Paul Coltman
A moment of war / Laurie Lee
August 1914 / Isaac Rosenberg
Break of day in the trenches / Isaac Rosenberg
Exposure / Wilfrid Owen
Hohenlinden / Thomas Campbell
The legend of the dead soldier / Louis MacNeice
David's lament over Saul / II Samuel I :19-27
Six young men / Ted Hughes
The question / Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
Suicide in the trenches / Siegfried Sassoon
The volunteer / Herbert Asquith
Luck / Dennis McHarrie
My comrades / Boris Slutsky
Waterloo / Patricia Beer
Lost in France / Ernest Rhys
Survivors / Alan Ross
The man he killed / Thomas Hardy
Reconciliation / Walt Whitman
Reason for refusal / Martin Bell
Picture from the Blitz / Lois Clark
History teacher in the Warsaw Ghetto Rising / Evangeline Paterson
A refusal to mourn / Dylan Thomas
The children / William Soutar
"I looked up from my writing" / Thomas Hardy
Oh stay at home / A. E. Housman
He died smiling / Wilfred Owen
Don't believe in war / Bulat Okudzhava
The enemy / Bettina Wegner
The kite / Alexander Blok
A war film / Teresa Hooley
War and hell / Ernest H. Crosby
Futility / Wilfred Owen
When you see / Charles Sorley
Harp song of the Dane women / Rudyard Kipling
Penelope / Dorothy Parker
Glory of women / Siegfried Sassoon
War story / Roger Vincent Small
1940 / John Betjeman
I climb that wooded hill / Arthur Waley
15th March 1939 / Gerda Mayer
Post-war / Libby Houston
I saw a film one Sunday / John Kitchen
Easter Monday / Eleanor Farjeon
The medal / Taufiq Rafat
Hieronymus Bosch, we can do it / Paul Coltman
Ghosts, fire, water / James Kirkup
The Kimono / Don Gordon
Monuments of Hiroshima / D. J. Enright
They dared him / Kevin Myhill
Crusader / Roger McGough
Remember they say / Lenrie Peters
Concord hymn / Ralph Waldo Emerson
The tomb of Lieutenant John Learmonth, A.I.F. / J. S. Manifold
It feels a shame / Emily Dickinson
Beach burial / Kenneth Slessor
At the British War Cemetery, Bayeux / Charles Causley
Lunchtime lecture / Gillian Clarke
Cissbury ring / Paul Coltman
Tolquhon Castle / Margaret Toms
Return to Sedgemoor / Patricia Beer
In Flanders Fields / John McCrae
High wood / Philip Johnstone
Magpies in Picardy / T. P. Cameron Wilson
Beaucourt revisited / A. P. Herbert
An airstrip in Essex, 1960 / Donald Hall
Now we are six / Sagittarius
Your attention please / Peter Porter
A history lesson / Miroslav Holub
Prayer before birth / Louis MacNeice
Conscientious objector / Edna St. Vincent Millay
The horses / Edwin Muir
The second coming / W. B. Yeats
The four horsemen / Revelation 6: 1-8
The human tyrants / Alison Murdoch
Small aircraft / Bella Akhmadulina
Between battles / Zhang Zhimin
The ridge : 1919 / Wilfrid Gibson
Shiloh / Herman Melville
Everyone sang / Siegfried Sassoon
Peace / Mazisi Kunene
Armistice / Paul Dehn
Landscape with tanks / Jim Hovell
In the land where tanks / Leonid Martynov
Terra Australis / Chris Wallace-Crabbe
Memory / Siegfried Sassoon
Departure / Carolyn Forché
After a war / Michael Hamburger
Questions of our time / Kwesi Brew
In the last days / Micah 4: 1-4
Peace / Walter de la Mare
I think continually / Stephen Spender
The end / Wilfred Owen
The people that walked in darkness / Isaiah 9: 2-7
They held up a stone / Dannie Abse
Nursery rhyme 1984 / Paul Coltman
Reprisal / Herbert Corby
Locksley Hall [excerpt] / Lord Alfred Tennyson
The seed / Hal Summers
As I walked out one evening / W. H. Auden
In time of "The Breaking of Nations" / Thomas Hardy
How sweet the night / Rachael Bates
There will come soft rains / Sara Teasdale


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