Table of Contents for Collected Poems


In Lieu of a Preface: A Parable ix
Prologue
1966
3(1)
Benin Road
4(1)
Mango Seedling
5(2)
Pine Tree in Spring
7(1)
The Explorer
8(2)
Agostinho Neto
10(5)
Poems About War
The First Shot
15(1)
A Mother in a Refugee Camp
16(1)
Christmas in Biafra (1969)
17(2)
Air Raid
19(1)
Biafra, 1969
20(2)
An ``If'' of History
22(2)
Remembrance Day
24(3)
A Wake for Okigbo
27(2)
After a War
29(4)
Poems Not About War
Love Song (for Anna)
33(1)
Love Cycle
34(1)
Question
35(1)
Answer
36(2)
Beware, Soul Brother
38(2)
Non-commitment
40(2)
Generation Gap
42(1)
Misunderstanding
43(2)
Knowing Robs Us
45(2)
Bull and Egret
47(2)
Lazarus
49(2)
Vultures
51(2)
Public Execution in Pictures
53(4)
Gods, Men, and Others
Penalty of Godhead
57(1)
Those Gods Are Children
58(5)
Lament of the Sacred Python
63(2)
Their Idiot Song
65(1)
The Nigerian Census
66(2)
Flying
68(5)
Epilogue
He Loves Me; He Loves Me Not
73(1)
Dereliction
74(1)
We Laughed at Him
75(4)
Notes 79