Richard Murphy, Collected Poems (Gallery Press 2000) - Contents

PART ONE
“Sailing to an Island” and poems arising from the years 1952-1962
“Sailing to an Island” [19]
“Wittgenstein and the Birds” [22]
“Auction” [23]
“Girl at the Seaside” [24]
“The Archaeology of Love” [25]
“To a Cretan Monk in Thanks for a Flask of Wine” [27]
“Epitaph on a Fir-tree” [28]
“The Woman of the House” [29; infra]
“Droit de Seigneur” [33; infra]
“The Last Galway Hooker” [35]
“Drowning of a Novice” [40]
“Travelling Player” [42]
“Theodore Roethke at Inishbofin” [44]
“Connemara Marble” [46]
“The Cleggan Disaster” [47; infra]
“Grounds, 1959” [57]
“Rosroe, 1955” [58]

PART TWO
“The Battle of Aughrim” / 1962-1967 and “The God Who Eats Corn”, 1963
“The Battle of Aughrim” [61]
1. NOW
“On Battle Hill” [61]
“Green Martyrs” [62]
“Orange March” [62]
“Casement’s Funeral” [63]
“Historical Society” [64]
“Slate” [64]
“Inheritance” [65]
“Christening” [66]
“History” [67]

2. BEFORE
“Legend” [68]
“St Ruth’s Address to the Irish Army” [69]
“Martial Law” [70]
“The Sheepfold” [70]
“Mercenary” [73]
“Dragoon” [73]
“God’s Dilemma” [74]
“Planter” [74]
“Rapparees” [75]
“3. DURING
“St Ruth” [77]
“The Winning Shot” [78]
“Sarsfield” [79]
“Men at the Castle” [80]
“Luttrell” [81]
“Prisoner” [81]

4. AFTER
“The Wolfhound” [83]
“The Reverend George Story Concludes An Impartial History of the Wars in Ireland” [84]
“Luttrell’s Death” [85]
“Patrick Sarsfield’s Portrait” [86]
“Battle Hill Revisited” [88]
“The God Who Eats Corn [see infra]

PART THREE
“High Island” and poems arising from the years 1968-1974
“Seals at High Island 99 Little Hunger” [101]
“Lullaby” [102]
“Walking on Sunday” [103]
“Omey Island” [105]
“The Writing Lesson” [106]
“Coppersmith” [107]
“The Fall” [108]
“Firebug” [110]
“Traveller’s Palm” [111]
“Stormpetrel” [113
“Gallows Riddle” [114]
“Largesse” [115]
“The Reading Lesson” [116]
“Walled Up” [117]
“Travelling Man” [118]
“The Glass Dump Road” [119]
“Song for a Corncrake” [120]
“Corncrake” [121]
“Sunup” [122]
“Jurors” [123]
“Double Negative” [124]
“Pat Cloherty’s Version of The Maisie” [125]
“Brian Boru’s Well” [128]
“Ball’s Cove” [130]
“Granite Globe” [131]
“Ardilaun” [132]
“Nocturne” [133]
“Woman Marooned” [134]
“High Island” [135]

PART FOUR
“Care” and poems arising from the years 1974-1984

“Moonshine” [139]
“Care” [140]
“Trouvaille” [142]
“Mary Ure” [143]
“Shelter” [144]
“Scythe” [145]
“Niches” [147]
“Swallows” [148]
“Stone Mania” [149]
“Husbandry” [150]
“A Nest in a Wall” [151]
“Tony White” [152]
“Tony White at Inishbofin” [153]
“Bookcase for the Oxford English Dictionary” [154 Circles” [155]
“The Afterlife” [156]
“Morning Call” [15 7 Sea Holly” [158]
“Quays” [159]
“Arsonist” [160]
“Elixir” [161]
“Altar” [162]
“Displaced Person” [163]
“Visiting Hour” [164]

PART FIVE
“Sri Lanka and poems of 1985-1992
“Mangoes” [167] ]
“Orphanage” [168]
“National Hero” [169]
“Sri Lanka” [170]
“National Tree” [171]
“Double Vision” [172]
“from The Mirror Wall]
“Kassapa” [173]
“You who remain ...” [173]
“Beyond looking brilliant ...” [174]
“From Hunagiri Temple ...” [174]
“The wet monsoon ...” [175]
“As a woman I’ll gladly ...” [176]
“Sigiriya,” [11 January 1987” [176]
“They came here, looked around, and went ...” [178]

PART SIX
The Price of Stone 1981-1984]
“Folly” [181]
“Lead Mine Chimney” [182]
“Portico” [183]
“Nelson’s Pillar” [184]
“Wellington Testimonial” [185]
“Georgian Tenement” [186]
“Gym” [187]
“Knockbrack” [188]
“Ice Rink” [189]
“Carlow Village Schoolhouse” [190]
“Roof-tree” [191]
“Red Bank Restaurant” [192]
“Little Barn” [193]
“Connemara Quay” [194]
“Birth Place” [195]
“Queen of the Castle” [196]
“Liner” [197]
“Planter Stock” [198]
“Family Seat” [199]
“Rectory” [200]
“Letterfrack Industrial School” [201]
“Baymount” [202]
“Canterbury Cathedral” [203]
“Choir School” [204]
“Suntrap” [205]
“Gate Lodge” [2o6]
“Milford: East Wing” [207]
“Carlyon Bay Hotel” [208]
“Wellington College” [209]
“Oxford Staircase” [210]
“Convenience” [211]
“Lecknavarna” [212; see infra]
“Killary Hostel” [213]
“Waterkeeper’s Bothy” [214]
“Kylemore Castle” [215]
“Tony White’s Cottage” [216]
“Pier Bar” [217]
“Miners’ Hut” [218]
“Hexagon” [219]
“New Forge” [220]
“Cottage for Sale” [221]
“Horse-drawn Caravan” [222]
“Old Dispensary” [223]
“Chalet” [224]
“Prison” [225]
“Wattle Tent” [226]
“Newgrange” [227]
“Friary” [228]
“Beehive Cell” [229]
“Natural Son” [230]
Notes and Acknowledgements” [232]