Table of Contents for Collected Poems


A Note on Auden xvii
Editor's Preface xxi
Author's Forewords xxix
Dedicatory Poem xxxv
PART I PAID ON BOTH SIDES (1928)
1(78)
PART II 1927-1932
The Letter
29(1)
Taller To-day
30(1)
Missing
30(2)
The Secret Agent
32(1)
The Watershed
32(1)
No Change of Place
33(1)
Let History Be My Judge
34(1)
Never Stronger
35(1)
This Loved One
36(1)
Easy Knowledge
37(1)
Too Dear, Too Vague
38(1)
Between Adventure
39(1)
A Free One
40(1)
Family Ghosts
41(1)
The Questioner Who Sits So Sly
42(1)
Venus Will Now Say a Few Words
43(2)
1929
45(5)
The Bonfires
50(1)
On Sunday Walks
51(2)
Shorts
53(1)
Happy Ending
54(1)
This Lunar Beauty
55(1)
The Question
56(1)
Five Songs
57(3)
Uncle Henry
60(1)
Consider
60(2)
The Wanderer
62(1)
The Watchers
63(1)
Adolescence
64(1)
The Exiles
65(2)
The Decoys
67(1)
Have a Good Time
68(1)
Half Way
69(1)
Ode
70(3)
Legend
73(2)
The Witnesses
75(4)
PART III LETTER TO LORD BYRON (1936)
79(116)
PART IV 1933-1938
A Summer Night
117(2)
Paysage Moralise
119(1)
O What Is That Sound
120(2)
Our Hunting Fathers
122(1)
Through the Looking-Glass
122(2)
Two Climbs
124(1)
Meiosis
125(1)
A Misunderstanding
125(1)
Who's Who
126(1)
Schoolchildren
127(1)
May
127(1)
A Bride in the 30's
128(3)
On This Island
131(1)
Night Mail
132(2)
As I Walked Out One Evening
134(2)
Twelve Songs
136(10)
His Excellency
146(1)
Casino
147(1)
Oxford
148(1)
Dover
148(2)
Journey to Iceland
150(2)
Detective Story
152(1)
Death's Echo
153(1)
The Price
154(1)
Danse Macabre
155(2)
Lullaby
157(1)
Orpheus
158(1)
Miss Gee
159(3)
James Honeyman
162(5)
Victor
167(5)
As He Is
172(2)
A Voyage
174(3)
The Capital
177(1)
Brussels in Winter
178(1)
Musee des Beaux Arts
179(1)
Gare du Midi
180(1)
The Novelist
180(1)
The Composer
181(1)
Rimbaud
181(1)
A. E. Housman
182(1)
Edward Lear
182(1)
Epitaph on a Tyrant
183(1)
Sonnets from China
183(12)
PART V NEW YEAR LETTER (1940)
195(152)
PART VI 1939-1947
In Memory of W. B. Yeats
245(2)
In Memory of Ernst Toller
247(1)
Voltaire at Ferney
248(1)
Herman Melville
249(1)
The Unknown Citizen
250(1)
They
251(2)
The Prophets
253(1)
Like a Vocation
254(1)
The Riddle
255(2)
Heavy Date
257(3)
Law Like Love
260(2)
The Hidden Law
262(1)
Ten Songs
263(8)
In Memory of Sigmund Freud
271(3)
Another Time
274(1)
Our Bias
275(1)
Hell
276(1)
Lady Weeping at the Crossroads
277(1)
Anthem for St. Cecilia's Day
278(2)
The Dark Years
280(3)
The Quest
283(10)
Shorts
293(4)
No Time
297(1)
Diaspora
298(1)
Luther
298(1)
Montaigne
299(1)
The Council
300(1)
The Maze
300(2)
Blessed Event
302(1)
Kairos and Logos
303(5)
At the Grave of Henry James
308(2)
Alone
310(1)
Leap Before You Look
311(1)
If I Could Tell You
312(1)
Atlantis
313(2)
In Sickness and in Health
315(4)
Many Happy Returns
319(3)
Mundus et Infans
322(2)
Few and Simple
324(1)
The Lesson
325(1)
A Healthy Spot
326(1)
The Model
327(1)
Canzone
328(2)
Anthem
330(1)
The Fall of Rome
330(1)
Nursery Rhyme
331(1)
In Schrafft's
332(1)
Under Which Lyre
333(5)
Music Is International
338(2)
The Duet
340(2)
Pleasure Island
342(2)
A Walk After Dark
344(3)
PART VII FOR THE TIME BEING (1941-1942)
347(54)
PART VIII THE SEA AND THE MIRROR (1942-1944)
401(44)
PART IX THE AGE OF ANXIETY (1944-1946)
445(200)
PART X 1948-1957
In Transit
537(1)
In Praise of Limestone
538(3)
Ischia
541(2)
Under Sirius
543(2)
Cattivo Tempo
545(1)
Hunting Season
546(1)
Fleet Visit
547(1)
An Island Cemetery
548(1)
Not in Baedeker
549(2)
Ode to Gaea
551(3)
Bucolics
554(14)
Shorts
568(3)
Five Songs
571(4)
Three Occasional Poems
575(5)
Their Lonely Betters
580(1)
First Things First
581(1)
The More Loving One
582(1)
A Permanent Way
583(1)
Nocturne
584(1)
Precious Five
585(4)
Memorial for the City
589(5)
The Shield of Achilles
594(2)
Secondary Epic
596(2)
Makers of History
598(1)
T the Great
599(2)
The Managers
601(2)
The Epigoni
603(1)
Bathtub Thoughts
604(1)
The Old Man's Road
605(1)
The History of Science
606(2)
The History of Truth
608(1)
Homage to Clio
608(3)
The Love Feast
611(1)
The Chimaeras
612(1)
Merax & Mullin
613(1)
Limbo Culture
614(1)
There Will Be No Peace
615(1)
A Household
616(1)
``The Truest Poetry Is the Most Feigning''
617(2)
We Too Had Known Golden Hours
619(1)
Secrets
620(1)
Numbers and Faces
621(1)
Objects
622(1)
Words
622(1)
The Song
623(1)
One Circumlocution
624(1)
Horae Canonicae
625(15)
Good-Bye to the Mezzogiorno
640(5)
PART XI DICHTUNG UND WAHRHEIT (1959)
645(258)
PART XII 1958-1971
Dame Kind
665(2)
Reflections in a Forest
667(2)
Hands
669(2)
The Sabbath
671(1)
Walks
672(1)
Friday's Child
673(2)
Academic Graffiti
675(11)
Thanksgiving for a Habitat
686(29)
Shorts I
715(3)
Two Don Quixote Lyrics
718(2)
A Change of Air
720(1)
You
721(2)
Et in Arcadia Ego
723(1)
Hammerfest
724(2)
Iceland Revisited
726(2)
On the Circuit
728(2)
Symmetries & Asymmetries
730(6)
The Maker
736(1)
At the Party
737(1)
Bestiaries Are Out
738(1)
After Reading a Child's Guide to Modern Physics
739(2)
Ascension Day, 1964
741(1)
Whitsunday in Kirchstetten
742(3)
Three Posthumous Poems
745(2)
City Without Walls
747(4)
Eleven Occasional Poems
751(20)
The Horatians
771(3)
Profile
774(3)
Since
777(2)
Amor Loci
779(1)
Bird-Language
780(1)
Two Songs
781(2)
Forty Years On
783(2)
Marginalia
785(16)
In Due Season
801(1)
Rois Faineants
802(1)
Partition
803(1)
August 1968
804(1)
Fairground
804(2)
River Profile
806(1)
Insignificant Elephants
807(2)
Ode to Terminus
809(2)
Six Commissioned Texts
811(18)
Prologue at Sixty
829(4)
Epistle to a Godson
833(3)
The Art of Healing
836(2)
A New Year Greeting
838(2)
Smelt and Tasted
840(1)
Heard and Seen
841(1)
I Am Not a Camera
841(2)
A Bad Night
843(1)
Moon Landing
844(1)
The Garrison
845(1)
Pseudo-Questions
846(1)
Stark bewolkt
847(2)
Natural Linguistics
849(1)
The Aliens
850(2)
Doggerel by a Senior Citizen
852(2)
Shorts II
854(7)
Old People's Home
861(1)
Circe
862(1)
Short Ode to the Cuckoo
863(1)
Ode to the Medieval Poets
864(1)
An Encounter
865(1)
A Shock
866(1)
Loneliness
867(1)
Talking to Dogs
868(1)
Talking to Mice
869(2)
Talking to Myself
871(6)
PART XIII 1972-1973
Lullaby
877(1)
Unpredictable But Providential
878(2)
Ode to the Diencephalon
880(1)
Progress?
880(1)
Nocturne
881(2)
A Curse
883(1)
Aubade
884(1)
Shorts
885(3)
Thank You, Fog
888(2)
A Thanksgiving
890(1)
No, Plato, No
891(1)
Address to the Beasts
892(2)
A Contrast
894(1)
Posthumous Letter to Gilbert White
895(1)
The Question
896(1)
Archaeology
896(7)
Appendix I: Titles of Poems Excluded from This Edition 903(4)
Appendix II: Variant Titles 907(6)
Index of Titles 913(6)
Index of First Lines 919