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Subseries 2.1b
Uncollected poems
Boxes 89-90

Scope and Content Note

The section includes manuscript and typescript drafts of uncollected poems, both titled and untitled, written by Anthony Hecht.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by title, if title is indicated, and by first word in the first line of the poem if untitled.

Titled poems
Box Folder Content
89 1 "An American Seventy-five," TS
- - "Aubade," MS, TS [see "A Deep Breath at Dawn"]
89 2 "Ballade for the Small Hours" [variant titles:"Ballade of the Insomniac" and "St. Paul Put Eutychus to Sleep"], MS, TS
89 3 "Ballade of the Salvaged Losses," TS 1-3
89 4 Bogliasco poems, drafts of poems written in Bogliasco, April-May 2004 ["Aubade," "Visitations," "Declensions," "Spring Break," "Menasseh ben Israel," "Motes," also prose notes on Ruskin]
89 5 "Cain the Inventor of Death," TS 1-6
89 6 "A Centennial Salutation," MS, TS
89 7 "Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue," TS 1-10, photocopy
89 8 "A Clutch of Clowns"" MS, TS
89 9 "The Common Everlasting," TS 1, 2
89 10 The Conquest of Everest," MS
89 11 "Coral Gables," MS, TS, See also: Writings by Hecht, Poetry, Uncollected,' The Venetian Vespers
89 12 "Daphnis and Chloe," TS
89 13 "Death and Literature," MS, TS 1, 2
89 14 "Death by Cancer," in memory of James Rieger, TS [variant title: "Figuration"]
89 15 "Devastation: an Ode," TS
89 16 "Difficulties," MS, TS [variant title:”Impossibilities"]
89 17 "Dilemma," TS 1-3
89 18 "A Distended Limerick for Betty Holahan," MS
89 19 "Donne's Wind and Mine," TS
- - "Elegy,"(translation from Walther von der Volgelweide), See: Family Correspondence, Anthony Hecht to patents, December 1, 1951
89 20 "Epiphany," MS, TS 1-4, photocopy
89 21 "Epitaphs," TS
89 22 "Evan Hecht in a Single Skull," MS, TS
89 23 "An Evening Without Television," TS 1, 2, partial copy
89 24 "The Floating Lovers," TS
89 25 "For George P. Elliott," TS
89 26 "For Harriet and Seymour," TS
89 27 " For Kenneth Clark," TS
89 28 "For Richard Wilbur's Eightieth," MS, TS 1-5, photocopy
89 29 "For Your Birthday," for Robert Fitzgerald, MS, TS
89 30 "From Du Bellay," TS
89 31 "Hippo," [also "Hippopotamus"] MS, TS
89 32 "Horatian Virtue (or Words to that Effect)," TS 1, 2
89 33 "How Spring Comes to Rochester," MS, TS
89 34 "In Memory of James Wright," MS 1, 2, TS 1-6
89 35 "In Memory of Joseph Brodsky," MS, TS 1-8
89 36 "An Increpation of the School of Dissonance," TS 1-6
89 37 "Instructions to a Painter for the Capitol Dome," TS 1-4, photocopy 1, 2
89 38 Juvenile poem, "Of all the Knights of Lexington," A.A. Milne and Tony Hecht, MS
89 39 "La Porte," TS
89 40 "Le Vaux Dort," TS
89 41 "A Little Cemetery," TS 1-3; proof
89 42 "A Little Epithalamion," Ms, TS
89 43 "A Little Epithalamion for Margaret Wanning and Michael Sommer," TS
- - "Mathematics Considered as a Vice," see Family Correspondence, Anthony Hecht to Roger Hecht, 1950
89 44 "More Stately Mansions," MS 1, 2, TS 1-7
89 45 "Necessite," TS
89 46 "Nomenclator," TS
89 47 "Ode to Collins' Evening,," TS
89 48 "An Offering for Patricia," TS
89 49 "On Translation," TS
89 50 "Picture of Student Rebels," MS, TS
89 51 "The Plate," TS
89 52 "Possibilities," TS
89 53 "The Power of Love," TS
89 54 "Senior Signori," TS
89 55 "Sibyl," TS
89 56 "A Small Intimate Luncheon for Mignon G. Eberhart and Her Close Friends," TS and TS photocopy
89 57 "Song," TS, photocopy
89 58 "Spring Break," draft, TS
89 59 "Spring," " Summer," "Fall," "Winter," four triolets, MS drafts, TS
89 60 "The Stars and Stripes Forever," MS, TS
89 61 "Strubelpeter," TS
89 62 "Then Said the President," MS, TS 1-6
89 63 "To a Poet," TS
89 64 "A Toast," MS, TS
89 65 "Typhon, Scourge of Poets," TS 1-12
89 66 "The Wise," photocopy, TS 1, 2
Untitled poems
89 67 "After the costly geriatric wars," TS
89 68 "Andromache, I think of you. This little stream," MS
89 69 "A blameless, upright life, an unblemished conscience," TS
89 70 "Congress breaks out into a wild ovation," MS, TS
90 1 "Down every passage of the cloister long," MS
90 2 "Here follows an episode of sweet well-being," MS
90 3 "Higglety-Pigglety/ Couturiere Jenny Bell," TS
90 4 "Hither we come at an antapestic tilt," MS
90 5 "I have ministered to the needs of maggots," MS, TS
90 6 "Keats could get plastered on the thought of wine," MS, TS
90 7 "Margaret, may the birched, beeched, mapled, firred," MS
90 8 "Now, on this day, for this time"" TS
90 9 "Ours is a nation in which money talks," TS
90 10 "Who are the wise? Those first Athenian sages," MS
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