Poetry

Titled Poems
The following is a list of all titles, some of which are retitled poems, which are noted.

At present the first publication date of only one poem is known (Murder at Moribund Manor), and although many appear in the privately distributed anthologies, it is not know whether these were in fact the first publications. As a consequence, until more certainty is achieved, first publications will not be mentioned here.

'Letter to a Dead Sailor' was first  read on "The Third Programme" on the 5th April 1949.


No. Title Poem is the same as
1 A Flat World
2 A Loom of Light
3 A Man's Eyes
4 A Place
5 A Shell to the Ear  148.
6 Affirmation
7 Algerian Mendicant
8 Apology
9 Arctic Summer
10 Arromanches
11 Artist
12 Aubade
13 Aura
14 Autumn
15 Autumn Plays Strange Tricks
16 Autumn Ploughing 146.
17 Autumn Rhapsody
18 Autumn Voyage
19 Awake and Waiting
20 Bird
21 Bird of Doubt
22 But Dimly Be Awake
23 Columbus
24 Comes the Gap Between Existing Worlds
25 Complaint
26 Complaint of Ye Rejected Scribe
27 Convoy
28 Coronation Song
29 Crisis
30 Dark Enemy
31 Day of Disfigurement
32 Daybreak
33 Dear Miss Makin
34 Death, I Shall Trace Your Journey
35 Death, That Other Ambition
36 Detached Cantos: One
37 Detached Cantos: Three
38 Detached Cantos: Two
39 Diary of Nijinsky, The
40 Dream of a Lost Oasis  70. 114. 135.
41 Dream Sequence  72. 102.
42 Each Time The First  56.
43 Emperor Begins, The
44 Enchantment
45 Escape
46 Ex Act, The
47 Fantasia For Six Voices
48 Fen
49 First
50 Flood Thought Gathers
51 For C. G. Jung
52 For the Defence
53 For Valerie on her Birthday 1976
54 For Valerie, Song Without Music
55 For W. E. H. Spring 1953
56 For You 42.
57 Fragment
58 Green River
59 Grotesque
60 Heatwave
61 High September
62 High-Flier
63 Hiroshima
64 His Own Desire
65 Honeymoon
66 Honoured Sir, Lord and Master
67 I, The Traveller
68 I.Q. Static
69 If One Word Only
70 Imperative 40. 114. 135
71 In a Rediscovered Silence
72 In the Mad Clarity  41. 102.
73 Incubus
74 Introduction for Allegro and Strings
75 Korean Waters
76 Last Trick of Love, The
77 Last Will and Testament of Edmund Cooper, The
78 Letter to a Dead Sailor
79 Light Lies Heavy
80 London Rhapsody
81 Lost Season, The
82 Love Touch
83 Masque of Dawn
84 Masque of Quetzalcoatl
85 Midnight
86 Midnight Metaphysics
87 Midnight My Morality
88 Mid-ocean Moonlight
89 Morning Alarm 136.
90 Murder at Moribund Manor
91 Mute
92 Mystery, The
93 Negro Ballet
94 Nemo
95 New York
96 Night Feelings
97 Night Piece
98 Night Questions
99 Nimbus
100 Nocturne
101 Northern Approach
102 Nostalgia
103 Now With a Grey Voice
104 Nurembourg
105 Nutcracker '63 for Joy
106 Ocean Point
107 Only Speaking in the Tongues of Men
108 Operation Peace
109 Parthogenisis (sic)
110 Parting
111 Peace 1951
112 Pillow Talk
113 Pity Lay Still
114 Poem 40. 70. 135.
115 Poem By A Still Lake
116 Poem For Hans Andersen
117 Poem for Joyce  165.
118 Poem for Three Voices
119 Poet 163.
120 Preface to Maturity
121 Protagonist
122 Purple Mountain, The
123 Rack and Sea Light
124 Refugees
125 Remember?
126 Resolution
127 Return by Sea
128 Return in Autumn
129 Rhapsody
130 Romance
131 Rydal Water
132 Schitzophrene
133 Sculptor
134 Sea Frenzy
135 Serenade 40. 70. 114.
136 Seven a.m.  89.
137 Shadow
138 Shadow, The
139 Sharp Edge of Love, The
140 Slum Child
141 Sometimes When Your Beauty Changes
142 Song Before Sunrise
143 Song for an Infant
144 Song for an Old Sailor
145Spring 1953. For W.E.H
146 Spring Ploughing  16.
147 Spring Song
148 Steep Season 5.
149 Summer Poem
150 Sunlight and Silence
151 Swang Song of J. Alembick Bluesock, The
152 Thanatos
153 This Impatient Goad of Beauty
154 This Plastic Sculpture
155 Time For Reflection
156 Time to Go
157 To my Unborn Child
158 Together
159 Tone Poem
160 Topographic
161 Twelfth Stroke
162 Two
163 Uncertain Power, The  119.
164 Water
165 Way Back, The 117.
166 Way of All Flesh, The
167 Wedding Night
168 Whatever is Less Sweet Than Love or Bread
169 Whispers of Eternity
170 Who Sheds
171 Windswept Words
172 Winter Man, The
173 Winter Sunrise
174 World of Night
175 Ye (ancient) Lover's Ditty

Untitled Poems
Indexed by first line:

Above the unseen wake of drifting stars
And sunlight sings
Dark of the hills lays an edge to the passing sunlight
Dark rose of the night 
Experience, shaping like a restless March
Fly, spring, you eagle
In this one heart
It is no further than a star
Life whispers behind the curtain
Love, as through the summer rain
Over the shingle and sand of all my speaking 
Put out the light
See you in the mountains, girl
The young seducer in my left hand's blood
Time races us, my darling love
To whom it shall be simple - simple as light

Notes
The poems 'Convoy' and 'Korean Waters' are both three verse poems, with verses on and three being the same and verses two differing. Shadow and The Shadow bear similar connections.

In some cases, there are multiple versions of the same poem.

Edmund put his poems into collections, with a view to getting them published. The collection titles were:

Four Love Poems
A Room of No Geography
Dream of a Lost Oasis (dated 1951)
Early Poems (dated 1946 - 1949)
The Broken City (dated April 1958)

There were two collections which remained untitled