Subseries 2.1a
Collected poems, 1968-2000
Boxes 16-27; OP1-4

Room to Rhyme (1968)
Box Folder Content
OP1 Room to Rhyme, proofs with corrections
Secret Marriages (1968)
16 1 Secret Marriages, notes
16 2 Secret Marriages, typescript
16 3 Secret Marriages, wrappers
No Continuing City (1969)
16 4 "Camouflage"
16 5 "The Centaurs"
16 6 "Christopher at Birth" [variant title: "For Christopher at Birth"]
16 7 "Circe"
16 8 "Dr. Johnson Dying"
16 9 "Dr. Johnson on the Hebrides"
16 10 "Emily Dickinson"
16 11 "En Route"
16 12 "Epithalamion"
16 13 "For Edna" [variant title: "For My Daughter"]
16 14 "The Freemartin"
16 15 "Freeze-Up" [See also Uncollected poems, "Three Poems about Birds"]
16 16 "Gathering Mushrooms" [variant title: "Another Harvest"]
16 17 "Graffiti"
16 18 "A Headstone"
16 19 "The Hebrides"
16 20 "In a Convent Cemetery" [variant title: "A Convent Cemetery"]
16 21 "In Memoriam" [variant titles: "In Memoriam R.C.L.," "In Memory of Richard Longley"]
16 22 "Journey Out of Essex" [variant titles: "Journey From Essex," "Skylight," "To John Clare"]
16 23 "Klondike"
16 24 "Leaving Inishmore" [variant title: "Leaving Aran"]
16 25 "Man Friday"
16 26 "Narcissus"
16 27 "Nausicaa" [variant titles: "A Gloss on 'Lycidas,'" "Lycidean Glosses"]
16 28 "No Continuing City" [variant title: "Summer Country"]
16 29 "Odyssey"
16 30 "Ornithological Section"
16 31 "The Osprey"
16 32 "Persephone"
16 33 "A Personal Statement"
16 34 "A Questionnaire for Walter Mitty"
16 35 "Remembrance Day" [variant titles: "Aftermath," "The Puppet Master," "No Requiems"]
16 36 "Rip Van Winkle"
16 37 "To Derek Mahon" [variant titles: "Birthmarks," "For Derek Mahon"]
16 38 "Words for Jazz Perhaps" [includes "Elegy for Fats Waller," "Billie Holiday: Blues Singer," "Bud Freeman in Belfast," "To Bessie Smith," "To Bix Beiderbeck"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Lady Day"]
16 39 "A Working Holiday"
17 1 No Continuing City, notes and tables of contents
17 2 No Continuing City, typescript [incomplete]
17 3 No Continuing City, typescript [setting copy]
17 4 No Continuing City [Macmillan edition], page proofs
Lares (1972)
17 5 "Beds"
17 6 "Buster Keaton" [variant title: "Homage to Buster Keaton"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Explosion"]
17 7 "Celeste" [See also Uncollected poems, "Two Poems (2)"]
17 8 "Chaffinch" [variant title: "Bullfinch"]
17 9 "Eskimos" [variant title: "The North"]
17 10 "Ex-Champ" [See also Uncollected poems, "Two Poems (1)"]
17 11 "Farls"
17 12 "Furrows"
17 13 "Neighbors"
17 14 "Out of the Sea" [includes "Piranha," "Seahorses," "Bikini Atoll"]
17 15 Lares, illustrations [by Brian Ferran]
An Exploded View (1973)
17 16 "For Derek, Seamus and Jimmy" [epigraph]
17 17 "The Adulterer"
17 18 "Alibis" [variant titles: "Apologia," "To Whom it May Concern," "Curriculum Vitae"]
17 19 "Altera Cithera: For Derek and Seamus"
17 20 "Badger" [variant titles: "The Badger Hunt," "The Hunt"]
17 21 "Caravan"
17 22 "Carrigskeewaun" [variant titles: "Behind the Cottage," "The Dry-Stone Wall," "The Strand"]
17 23 "Casualty"
17 24 "Confessions of an Irish Ether Drinker"
17 25 "The Corner of the Eye" [variant title: "Quatrains"] [includes "Kingfisher," "Wren," "Dipper," "Robin"]
17 26 "Doctor Jazz" [variant title: "Hello Central!"] [includes "Billie Holliday," "King Oliver," "Django Reinhardt," "Formby," "Keaton"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Masters"]
17 27 "The Fairground"
17 28 "Galapagos"
17 29 "Ghost Town"
18 1 "Images from Propertius" [variant titles: "An Image from Propertius," "Propertian Images"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Irish"]
18 2 "In Memory of Gerard Dillon"
18 3 "Irish Poetry"
18 4 "The Island"[variant title: "From the Island"]
18 5 "Kindertotenlieder"
18 6 "Lares [variant titles: "Turf," "Turf Fire"]
18 7 "Letters: To Three Irish Poets"
18 8 "Letters: To James Simmons"
18 9 "Letters: To Derek Mahon"
18 10 "Letters: To Seamus Heaney" [See also Uncollected poems, "The Residents"]
18 11 "Love Poem"
18 12 "A Nativity"
18 13 "Nightmare"
18 14 "Options"
18 15 "Poteen" [variant title: "Distillation"]
18 16 "Readings" [variant title: "Bandages"]
18 17 "The Rope Makers"
18 18 "Skara Brae"
18 19 "Swans Mating"
18 20 "Three Posthumous Pieces"
18 21 "To the Poets"
18 22 "Tutankhamen"
18 23 "The West"
18 24 "Wounds" [See also Uncollected poems, "For a Self-Portrait"]
18 25 An Exploded View, notes and tables of contents
18 26 An Exploded View [Gollancz edition], page proofs [photocopy]
18 27 An Exploded View, Longley's guide to arrangement of pages
Fishing in the Sky (1975)
19 1 "Cross Country" [variant titles: "The Harriers," "The Runners"]
19 2 "Mother Yoghurt" [variant titles: "Ritual," "Bowls," "Preparing the Milk"]
19 3 "The Owl"
19 4 "Stormy Petrel"
19 5 Fishing in the Sky, notes and table of contents
Man Lying on a Wall (1976)
19 6 "For Rebecca and Daniel" [epigraph]
19 7 "Ars Poetica" [variant title: "Eclogue Inside the Head"] [includes "Kathmandu," "Fancy Dress," "Arc de Triomphe," "General Release" [Now 18], "The Open Door"]
19 8 "The Bat"
19 9 "Belladonna" [includes "Genie," "Pelican"]
19 10 "Check-Up"
19 11 "Company" [variant titles: "The Cottage," "Holiday Home," "Watermarks"]
19 12 "Desert War"
19 13 "Dreams" [includes "Dream," "Sleepwalking"]
19 14 "Edward Thomas's War Diary" [variant titles: "And No More Singing," "Edward Thomas in the Trenches"]
19 15 "Ferry"
19 16 "Fleadh"
19 17 "Fleance"
19 18 "Flora"
19 19 "Fury"
19 20 "The Goose" [variant title: "The White Goose"]
19 21 "Granny"
19 22 "Halcyon"
19 23 "In Mayo"
19 24 "The King of the Island"
19 25 "Landscape"
19 26 "Last Rites" [variant titles: "Death-watch," "Drag-net"]
19 27 "Loamshire"
19 28 "The Lodger" [variant title: "The Opening Chapter"]
19 29 "Love Poem" [variant title: "Processes"] [See also Uncollected poems, "For a Self-Portrait" and "The Mole"]
20 1 "Man Lying On a Wall"
20 2 "Master of Ceremonies" [variant titles: Lionel, Uncle, Uncle George]
20 3 "Mole" [See also Uncollected Poems, A Question]
20 4 "Points of the Compass" [includes "Inscription," "Clapper Bridge," "Cell," "Standing Stone"]
20 5 "Riddles" [variant titles: "Double Barrel"] [includes: "Soft Target," "Sea-burial," "Leavetakings," "Stretch-marks"]
20 6 "Stilts"
20 7 "The Swim" [variant title: "Swimming"]
20 8 "Triptych" [variant titles: Birth; A Birthday] [includes: "Father" (The Sun’s Hair), "Baby," "Mother"]
20 9 "True Stories" [includes: "The Ring," "The Egg," "The Nest," "The Wren"]
20 10 "Weather"
20 11 Man Lying On a Wall, notes and tables of contents
20 12 Man Lying On a Wall, typescript [incomplete]
20 13 Man Lying On a Wall, typescript [photocopy]
The Echo Gate (1979)
20 14 "Absence" [epigraph]
20 15 "Architecture" [variant title: "Buildings"]
20 16 "Ash Keys"
20 17 "The Barber's Wife"
20 18 "Bog Cotton"
20 19 "Botany" [includes: "Duckweed," "Foxglove," "Dock," "Orchid"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Nakedness"]
20 20 "Codicil" [variant title: "Codicils"] [includes "The Lamplighter," "Survivor," "Love Poem"]
20 21 "Dead Men's Fingers"
20 22 "The Echo Gate"
20 23 "Entomology" [includes: "The Wasp's Nursery," "The Dragonfly's Eye," "The Sundew's Menu," "The Butterfly Net"]
20 24 "Florence Nightingale"
20 25 "Frozen Rain"
20 26 "Grace Darling"
20 27 "Home Ground"
20 28 "Household Hints"
20 29 "Last Requests" [variant titles: "Newsreel," "The Kiss," "Buried Alive," Woodbine"]
21 1 "Linen Industry"
21 2 "Lore" [includes: "Cutting the Last Sheaf," "Fishing for Sand Eels," "Working the Womenfolk," "Bringing in the Kelp," "Ploughing by the Tail," "Finding a Remedy"]
21 3 "Martinmas"
21 4 "Mayo Monologues" [includes "Brothers," "Housekeeper," "Self-heal," "Arrest"]
21 5 "Meniscus" [variant title: "Hair"]
21 6 "Metamorphoses" [variant title: "Mythology"] [See also Uncollected Poems, "Dryad"]
21 7 "Mountain Swim" [variant title: "Bathe"]
21 8 "Obsequies"
21 9 "Oliver Plunkett" [variant title: "Oliver Plunkett's Head"]
21 10 "On Hearing Irish Spoken"
21 11 "On Mweelrea"
21 12 "Peace" [variant titles: "The First Arms Deal," "The Good Old Days"]
21 13 "The Rag Trade"
21 14 "Second Sight"
21 15 "Self-Portrait"
21 16 "Spring Tide" [variant title: "High Tide"]
21 17 "Sulpicia" [variant titles: "After Sulpicia," "Leaves From the Garland," "Torn From the Garland"]
21 18 "Thaw" [variant title: "Albino"]
21 19 "The War Poets" [variant title: "War Poets"]
21 20 "Wreaths" [includes "The Civil Servant," "The Greengrocer," "The Linen Workers" ["January 1976," "Elegy," "Massacre," "Near Whitebridge," "Teeth"]] [See also Uncollected poems, "The Student"]
21 21 The Echo Gate, notes and tables of contents
21 22 The Echo Gate, typescript with corrections
21 23 The Echo Gate, typescript [photocopy]
21 24 The Echo Gate, promotional blurbs
Patchwork (1981)
21 25 "Communications" [variant titles: "Bush Telegraph," "Double Image," "Long Distance," "Wire Tapping"]
21 26 "The Glass Iron"
Selected Poems, 1963 – 1980 (1985)
21 27 "Belfast to Dublin" [epigraph] [variant titles: "In memory of Brian O'Donnell," "Whose Round?"]
21 28 "Among Waterbirds"
21 29 "Hallowe'en" [variant title: "Turnip Head"]
21 30 "Light Behind the Rain" [variant titles: "Parts of the Body," "Windfalls"] [includes 1. Windfalls, 2. Eel [Elver], 3. Pimpernel, 4. Featherbrains, 5…., 6. Poppy, 7. Wren [St. Stephen's Day], 8…., 9.Barley, 10. Wake-house]
21 31 "Love Poem" (2) ["Orphans," "Twins," "Unborn"]
21 32 "The Love Poet" [variant title: "Love Poetry"]
21 33 "Maggie Moore's"
21 34 "Markings"
21 35 "No Man's Land" [variant titles: "For Isaac Rosenberg," "A Broken Wing"]
21 36 "On Slieve Gullion"
22 1 "Patchwork" [variant title: "Embroidery"] [includes "The Embroiderer"]
22 2 "The Power Lines" [epigraph to "New Poems"]
22 3 "Rune" [variant title: "Runes"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Geography"]
22 4 "Smoke in the Branches" [variant title: "History"] [includes: "The Disfigurement of Fergus," "The Grey of Macha," "The Bewilderment of Muircertach," "The Death of Mac Glas"]
22 5 "The Third Light"
22 6 "View" [variant title: "Returning to the Islands"]
22 7 "The White Butterfly"
22 8 Selected Poems 1963 – 1980 [Wake Forest edition], notes and tables of contents
22 9 Selected Poems, 1963 – 1980 [Wake Forest edition], page proofs with corrections
22 10 Poems, 1963 – 1983, Introduction and TS of contents
22 11 Poems, 1963 – 1983, promotional blurbs
OP2 Poems, 1963 – 1983 [Gallery Press edition], galley proofs with corrections
OP3 Poems, 1963 – 1983 [Gallery Press edition], page proofs
OP4 Poems, 1963 – 1983 [Gallery Press edition], page proofs with corrections
22 12 Poems, 1963 – 1983 [Penguin edition], wrapper
Gorse Fires (1991)
22 13 "In Memory of My Parents" [epigraph] [variant titles: "In Drumbo Graveyard," "Winter"]
22 14 "An Amish Rug"
22 15 "Anticleia"
22 16 "Argos"
22 17 "Aubade"
22 18 "The Balloon"
22 19 "Between Hovers" [variant title: "In Memory of Joe O'Toole"]
22 20 "Blitz"
22 21 "The Butchers" [variant titles: "The Shankill Butchers," "The Suitors"]
22 22 "The Cairn" [variant title: "The Cairn at Dooaghtry"]
22 23 "Cathedral"
22 24 "Couchette"
22 25 "Detour"
22 26 "Eurycleia" [variant titles: "Lena, Returns," "Odyssey"] [See also Uncollected Poems, "The Maid"]
22 27 "Eva Braun"
22 28 "The Fireplace"
22 29 "Font" [variant title: "Holy Water"]
22 30 "Geisha" [See also Uncollected poems, "Madame Butterfly"]
22 31 "Ghetto"
22 32 "Glass Flowers" [variant title: "Marriage"]
22 33 "The Goldcrest"
22 34 "Gorse Fires"
23 1 "Halley's Comet"
23 2 "Hip-Bath" [variant titles: "Coalminer," "Miner"]
23 3 "Homecoming"
23 4 "Hummingbird"
23 5 "The Ice Cream Man"
23 6 "Icon" [variant title: "The Orphan"]
23 7 "Il Volto Santo"
23 8 "In Aillwee Cave" [variant titles: "The Cave," "In the Burren"]
23 9 "In a Mississauga Garden" [variant titles: "Meeting my Cousin," "The Ghosts"]
23 10 "In Memory of Charles Donnelly" [variant title: "The Olive Tree"]
23 11 "Insomnia"
23 12 "Jug Band"
23 13 "Laertes"
23 14 "Madame Butterfly" [See also Uncollected poems, "Geisha"]
23 15 "The Man of Two Sorrows"
23 16 "Mercury"
23 17 "Migrations"
23 18 "Northern Lights"
23 19 "Otters" [includes: "Above Corragaun," "At Allaran Point"]
23 20 "Peregrine"
23 21 "Phosphorescence" [variant title: "Venus"]
23 22 "Ponies" [variant title: "Pony"]
23 23 "Purlin"
23 24 "Quail's Eggs"
23 25 "Remembering Carrigskeewaun" [variant title: "Remembering Mayo"]
23 26 "Sea Shanty"
23 27 "The Shack"
23 28 "Stone-in-Oxney"
23 29 "Swallow"
23 30 "Terezin" [variant title: "Silence"]
23 31 "Trade Winds" [includes "Edenderry," …, "Carrickfergus," "Portavogie"]
23 32 "Tree House"
23 33 "The Velocipede"
23 34 "Washing"
23 35 "X-Ray" [variant title: "Skiagram"]
23 36 Gorse Fires, notes and tables of contents
23 37 Gorse Fires, TS
23 38 Gorse Fires, TS [photocopy]
23 39 Gorse Fires, page proofs with corrections
23 40 Gorse Fires, publisher's proof of paperback cover [Wake Forest press]
The Ghost Orchid (1995)
24 1 "For Janet and John Banville" [epigraph]
24 2 "Akrotiri" [variant title: "Volcano"]
24 3 "Autumn Lady's Tresses" [variant titles: "Dooaghtry," and "Lady's Tresses"]
24 4 "Baucis & Philemon"
24 5 "Behind a Cloud" [variant title: "Transfiguration"]
24 6 "Blackbird"
24 7 "The Camp-Fires"
24 8 "Cavafy's Desires"
24 9 "Couplet"
24 10 "Duach"
24 11 "The Fishing Party"
24 12 "Flowering"
24 13 "Form"
24 14 "The Ghost Orchid"
24 15 "A Gift of Boxes" [includes: "A Shiso Leaf," "Green Tea," "A Gift of Boxes," and "The Stone Garden"]
24 16 "A Grain of Rice"
24 17 "Gretta Bowen's Emendations"
24 18 "Headstone" [includes: "Spiral," "Blue-print" (The Ship of Death), …]
24 19 "Icicle"
24 20 "Kestrel"
24 21 "Massive Lovers"
24 22 "Oasis"
24 23 "A Pair of Shoes"
24 24 "Perdix"
24 25 "The Phoenix"
24 26 "Poseidon"
24 27 "River & Fountain"
24 28 "Rosemary"
24 29 "The Rules of Baseball"
24 30 "Sandpiper"
24 31 "The Scissors Ceremony"
24 32 "Sheelagh-na-gig"
24 33 "She-wolf" [variant title: "Lupercalia"]
24 34 "Ship of the Wind" [variant title: "Dutch Explorer"] [includes: "The Oars Heavy with Seaweed," and "Paradise Regained"]
24 35 "Sitting for Eddie"
24 36 "Snowhole"
24 37 "Sorescu's Circles"
24 38 "Watercolour"
24 39 "Water-lily"
24 40 "Wind-Farmer"
24 41 Love poems, elegies . . . [postscript], TS
24 42 The Ghost Orchid, draft associated with correspondence of 6 June 1995
24 43 The Ghost Orchid, Longley's reading copy
24 44 The Ghost Orchid, notes
Broken Dishes (1998)
25 1 Broken Dishes, galley proofs
Selected Poems (1998)
25 2 Selected Poems, drafts of contents and related material
25 3 Selected Poems, incomplete draft
25 4 Selected Poems, galley proofs [dated 8 April 1998]
25 5 Selected Poems, galley proofs [dated 15 June 1998]
25 6 Selected Poems, covers
Out of the Cold (1999)
25 7 "Carol"
25 8 "A Lapwing's Egg"
25 9 Out of the Cold, galley proofs [dated 24 July 1999]
25 10 Out of the Cold, galley proofs [dated 23 August 1999]
26 1 Out of the Cold, galley proofs [dated 14 September 1999]
26 2 Out of the Cold, galley proofs [dated 4 October 1999]
26 3 Out of the Cold, individual cards and related material
The Weather in Japan (2000)
26 4 "For Ronald Ewart" [epigraph]
26 5 "All of these People"
26 6 "The Altar Cloth" [includes "San Rocco"]
26 7 "The Beech Tree"
26 8 "Birds & Flowers"
26 9 "Bjorn Olinder's Pictures" [variant title: "Bjorn's Pictures"]
26 10 "The Blackthorn" [See also Uncollected poems, "Burren Prayer"]
26 11 "Broken Dishes"
26 12 "The Bullet Hole"
26 13 "Burren Prayer"
26 14 "A Can of Peas"
26 15 "The Cenotaph"
26 16 "The Choughs"
26 17 "The Comber"
26 18 "The Daffodils"
26 19 "Damiana"
26 20 "Design"
26 21 "The Diamond"
26 22 "An Elegy"
26 23 "Etruria"
26 24 "The Evening Star"
26 25 "The Exhibit"
26 26 "The Flock"
26 27 "Found Poem" [variant title: "Persephone"]
26 28 "Fragment"
26 29 "Garden" [variant title: "A Glimpse of Home"]
26 30 "The Hare"
26 31 "Heartsease"
26 32 "The Horses"
26 33 "The Hut"
26 34 "Invocation" [variant title: "The Paper Screen"]
26 35 "January 12, 1996"
26 36 "The Lapwing"
26 37 "The Latecomers"
26 38 "Leaving Atlanta"
26 39 "Leopardi's Song Thrush"
26 40 "The Level Crossing" [variant title: "Small Town"]
27 1 "Maureen Murphy's Window" [variant title: "Maureen's Window"]
27 2 "The Meteorite"
27 3 "The Moustache"
27 4 "The Musical Box"
27 5 "Night Time"
27 6 "Ocean" [See also Series 10, Seaman James Magennis]
27 7 "Pale Butterwort"
27 8 "Paper Boats"
27 9 "Pascoli's Portrait"
27 10 "A Poppy"
27 11 "A Prayer" [variant title: "The Vandals"]
27 12 "The Quilt"
27 13 "The Rabbit"
27 14 "Remembering the Poets"
27 15 "Scrap Metal" [includes "Lone Wolf"]
27 16 "The Seal"
27 17 "The Sewing Machine"
27 18 "The Shaker Barn"
27 19 "The Snow Leopard"
27 20 "A Sprig of Bay" [includes "The Mill"] [See also Subseries 2.7, Notebooks]
27 21 "The Sunburst"
27 22 "Sweetie Papers"
27 23 "A Touch" [variant title: "From the Irish"] [See also Subseries 2.7, Notebooks]
27 24 "The Vision of Theoclymenus"
27 25 "The War Graves"
27 26 "Waterburn" [variant title: "Phosphorescence"]
27 27 "The Waterfall"
27 28 "The Well at Tully"
27 29 "The Yellow Teapot"
27 30 The Weather in Japan, group of poems pinned together
27 31 The Weather in Japan, printer's proof
27 32 The Weather in Japan, annotated galley proofs
27 33 The Weather in Japan, revised galley proofs
27 34 The Weather in Japan, Michael Longley's reading copy [with notation of poems submitted for journals]
27 35 The Weather in Japan, notes and miscellaneous associated material
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