Subseries 2.1b
Uncollected poems, circa 1968-2000
Boxes 28-34

Unpublished - proposed groupings of poems
Box Folder Content
28 1 Early Selected Poems content list
28 2 Poems by Michael Longley, mimeograph copy
28 3 Love Poems, 1963 – 1978 [photocopy]
28 4 The Hunters' Circle, New Poems, typescript [photocopy]
28 5 New Poems, typescript
28 6 Green Places: Some Nature Poems Chosen by Michael Longley, n.d.
28 7 Translations, n.d., Selection of Translations dated 20 July 1995, and multiple translations of Ileana Malancioiu
28 8 Other groupings of multiple poems [includes Dutch translations]
Uncollected poems by Michael Longley
29 1 "Above Dooaghtry," TS
29 2 "Accident," TS
29 3 "Alfie Byrne" [variant title: "Black-out"]
29 4 "All My Own Work" [variant title: "Beachcomber"]
29 5 "Anatomy," MS and TS
29 6 "Anaximines" [variant title: "Anaximenes"]
29 7 "And Our Acquaintances," TS
29 8 "Anemone"
29 9 "Anglo-Irish" [variant titles: "The Big House in Recent Anglo-Irish Fiction"]
29 10 "The Animals," MS
29 11 "Antigone," TS
29 12 "Another," TS
29 13 "Armistice," MS and TS
29 14 "Ars Poetica (2)," TS
29 15 "At Home," MS
29 16 "At Killard"
29 17 "Aunts"
29 18 "An Autobiography," MS and TS
29 19 "Baby in Three Glimpses" [variant title: "Baby"]
29 20 "Bach," MS
29 21 "Bad Dreams," MS and TS
29 22 "Baracuda"
29 23 "The Bay Tree," MS
29 24 "The Beech Tree," TS
29 25 "A Beginning," TS
29 26 "Beside the Seaside"
29 27 "Best Man and Bridesmaid," TS
29 28 "The Big House," [variant titles: "Rules of The House," "The Prisoner"]
29 29 "Biology"
29 30 "Bird in Space," TS
29 31 "A Birth"
29 32 "Blast," MS and TS
29 33 "A Blessing," TS
29 34 "Bluebottle"
29 35 "The Blue Tits," TS
29 36 "Bomb," TS
29 37 "Bonfire"
29 38 "Booby-Trap" [See also Uncollected poems, "Punch-Line"]
29 39 "Boogie"
29 40 "The Bottle," MS and TS
29 41 "The Bottle" (2), TS
29 42 "The Box," MS
29 43 "Briget's Cross," TS
29 44 "Broadcrown," MS and TS [variant title: "Milk in the River"]
29 45 "Bulk-Buying," TS [See also Uncollected Poems, "Lip Service" and "Punch-Line"]
29 46 "The Camp," TS [variant title: "A camp doctor speaks"]
29 47 "Carr's Loney," TS
29 48 "Cat's Cradle," TS
29 49 "The Celtic Twilight," MS and TS
29 50 "Ceramics," MS and TS
29 51 "Changes of Heart," TS
29 52 "The Chapters," MS and TS
29 53 "Child of the Branches, MS and TS" [variant title: "The Mother's Lament"]
29 54 "The Children"
29 55 "Chorus" (Louis Armstrong's Hot Five), TS
29 56 "Christmas Eve" [variant titles: "Carol," "The Children"]
29 57 "Christopher's Third Christmas," TS
29 58 "Circus Elephant" [variant title: "Performing Elephant"] [See also Uncollected poems, "The Elephant's Nose"]
29 59 "The Coin," MS and TS
29 60 "Collector's Piece" [See also Uncollected poems, "Lists"]
29 61 "Colotomy," TS
29 62 "The Compass," MS and TS
30 1 "Cong," MS and TS [variant titles: "Near Cong," "The Pool of Siloam"]
30 2 "The Contributors"
30 3 "Conversations" [variant title: "Fishing in the Sky"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Fishing in the Sky"]
30 4 "Cornelia"
30 5 "Cupid," TS
30 6 "Cuckoo-spit," TS and TS notes
30 7 "A Curlew's Feather"
30 8 "The Curse," TS [See also Uncollected poems, "Dryad [Naiad]"]
30 9 "Dark Glasses"
30 10 "Dates" TS
30 11 "Day of Dancing," TS
30 12 "A Dedication"
30 13 "The Devils (after Dante)"
30 14 "Dialect"
30 15 "A Different Moon (after Marin Sorescu)"
30 16 "Difficulties," MS and TS
30 17 "Doggerel" [variant title: "Dogpome"] TS
30 18 "Dragonfly," MS
30 19 "A Dream of Children, MS
30 20 "Driving to Crossmaglen, MS [See also Uncollected poems, "Cornelia"]
30 21 "Dryad [Naiad], TS [See also Uncollected poems, "Curse"]
30 22 "Dutch Exterior" [See also Uncollected poems, "A Blessing"]
30 23 "Easter in Belfast," TS
30 24 "Education," MS [variant title: "Public Elementary"]
30 25 "Edward Lear at Bikini," MS and TS [variant title: "Edward Lear Redivivus"]
30 26 "Edward Thomas," TS [See also Uncollected poems, "September"]
30 27 "Eel Ode," TS
30 28 "Egg Money," MS
30 29 "Elegy," MS [See also Uncollected poems, "In Memory of Patrick Kavanagh"]
30 30 "The Elephant's Nose," MS and TS
30 31 "The Eleven Plus," TS [variant title: "The Funeral"]
30 32 "An Enchantress," MS
30 33 "Encyclopaedia," MS
30 34 "The End of the War"
30 35 "Endings," TS [includes "Death-watch" and "Arc de Triomphe"]
30 36 "Epilogue," MS and TS [variant titles: "Song from the Swedish," "Song 2," "Song Waiting for a Play"]
30 37 "Even Now" [variant title: "The Traveller"]
30 38 "Explosion," TS
30 39 "Extra"
30 40 "Fanny Hill" [variant title: "On Reading Fanny Hill," "Open House," "Preparations"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Two Poems" (1)]
30 41 "The Farm"
30 42 "The Fight of the Churls," MS and TS
30 43 "The Fireflies," MS
30 44 "Fireplace"
30 45 "First Sounds"
30 46 "Fishing in the Sky" [variant titles: "The Kite," "Love Story"] [See also Subseries 2.1a: Fishing in the Sky, "The Owl and Stormy Petrel;" and Uncollected poems, "Conversations," "Soiree"]
30 47 "Fledgling"
30 48 "The Flying Fish" (1)
30 49 "The Flying Fish" (2), TS
30 50 "Fly-Past," TS
30 51 "Foal," MS
"Foam" [See Subseries 2.7: Notebooks]
30 52 "For a Self-Portrait," TS [variant titles: "A Portrait," "Induction," "A Sequence," "Wars"] [includes "The Steam Engine"] [See also Subseries 2.1a: Man Lying on a Wall, "Love Poem;" An Exploded View, "Wounds;" and Uncollected poems, "Mole"] An Exploded View, "Wounds;" and Uncollected poems, "Mole"]
30 53 "For Marie Heaney" [variant titles: "Spell," "Spells"]
30 54 "For My Father," TS
30 55 "For Percussion and Tin Whistle," MS
30 56 "The Foreigner," The, TS
30 57 "Formal," MS and TS
30 58 "Foxes," The, TS
30 59 "Frost," TS
30 60 "Fruit Bowl," The, MS
31 1 "Genealogy"
31 2 "Geography" [includes "Ice House," "Lazy Beds"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Ogham Stone"]
31 3 "Ghosts," MS [variant title: "Roots"] [See also Subseries 2.1a: The Echo Gate, "Second Sight;" Uncollected poems, "St. Elmo's Fire"]
31 4 "Gifts," MS and TS
31 5 "Giving the Show Away," TS
31 6 "Good Friday" [variant title: "Noughts and Crosses"] [See also Uncollected poems, "The Student"]
31 7 "Grainne O'Malley," MS
31 8 "Grasshopper," A, TS
31 9 "Grass of Parnassus," TS
31 10 "A Great Tradition," MS and TS
31 11 "The Guelder Rose" (A Wreath for Janis Joplin)
31 12 "Hallucinations," MS and TS [variant titles: "Becky Painting," "Rebecca Painting," "A Vision"]
31 13 "Hands," MS and TS
31 14 "Hare"
31 15 "The Harpers," TS [variant title: "The Harpists"]
31 16 "Harvest Thanksgiving," TS
31 17 "He," MS and TS
31 18 "The Headland"
31 19 "Hedgehogs" [variant title: "The Hedgehog"] [See also Uncollected poems, "A Dedication"]
31 20 "Hinterland," MS [variant title: "Aunts and Uncles"]
31 21 "Hochmagandy," TS
31 22 "Hole in the Head," MS and TS
31 23 "Holland"
31 24 "Homage to Stephan Mallarme"
31 25 "Homages" [includes "Ex-champ," "Keaton," "Billie Holiday"], TS
31 26 "Honeymoon Hotel," MS and TS
31 27 "Hot & Cold (Homage to Marcel Duchamp)"
31 28 "Housewife's Testament"
31 29 "I Am the Hazel-Nut"
31 30 "In Memoriam Brendan Behan," MS notes
31 31 "In Memory of Patrick Kavanagh" [Epitaph] [See also Uncollected poems, "Elegy"]
31 32 "In the Big House," MS and TS [See also Uncollected poems, "Fishing in the Sky" and "Soiree"]
31 33 "In the Fields," TS
31 34 "Incident" [variant titles: "Aisling," "Incidents," "Pick-Up"]
31 35 "Irish," MS [variant titles: "The South," "Closing Time"] [See also Subseries 2.1a: Selected Poems, 1963 – 1980, "Belfast to Dublin"]
31 36 "Islander," MS and TS
31 37 "It Used To Be," TS
31 38 "Janet Quigg's Cat," TS
31 39 "Lachrymatory," TS
31 40 "Lady Day," TS [See also Subseries 2.1a: No Continuing City, "Words for Jazz Perhaps;" An Exploded View, "Doctor Jazz;" and Uncollected poems, "Even Now"] An Exploded View, "Doctor Jazz;" and Uncollected poems, "Even Now"]
31 41 "Landscape" (2), MS and TS
31 42 "Lanugo," MS and TS
31 43 "Last Bittern," MS and TS
31 44 "Last Poems," TS
31 45 "Leaves," TS
31 46 "Level Pegging" [variant title: "Michael Allen"]
31 47 "Life-Sentence," MS [See also Uncollected poems, "Punch-Line"]
31 48 "Limpet" [variant title: "At Low Water"]
31 49 "Ling," MS and TS [See also Subseries 2.1a: An Exploded View, "Letters: To James Simmons"]
31 50 "Lip Service" [See also Uncollected poems, "Bulk-buying"]
31 51 "Lists" [See also Uncollected poems, "Collector's Piece"]
31 52 "The Lizard," TS
31 53 "Longley's Spade," TS
31 54 "Love Elegy," MS
31 55 "Love Objects," MS and TS [variant title: "Tokens"]
31 56 "Love Poem" (4), TS
31 57 "The Lovers," MS
31 58 "Low Tide," MS
31 59 "Lullaby," MS and TS
31 60 "The Maid," MS and TS [See also Subseries 2.1a: Gorse Fires, "Eurycleia"]
31 61 "Male," MS
31 62 "The Map," TS
31 63 "Masters" [includes "Formby," "Keaton," "Billie," "Django"]
31 64 "A Mayo Sequence," TS
31 65 "Memo to the Muse," TS
31 66 "Memory of Holland," MS and TS
31 67 "Miss World," MS
32 1 "The Mole" [Birthmark] [See also Subseries 2.1a: Man Lying On a Wall, "Love Poem;" Uncollected poems, "For a Self-Portrait"]
32 2 "Mother-of-Pearl," TS [See also Uncollected poems, "Pudenda Mulieris"]
32 3 "Mr G," MS and TS
32 4 "Mr. Vorster in the Olympic Year," MS and TS
32 5 "My Father, My Daughter"
32 6 "My House In the Dunes," TS
32 7 "My Jewish Great-Grandmother"
32 8 "My Pillow," TS [variant title: "Pictures on the Pillow"]
32 9 "Nakedness," MS [variant title: "Visiting"]
32 10 "The Need for Centaurs," MS and TS
32 11 "Neighbours," TS
32 12 "New Orleans"
32 13 "Newborn"
32 14 "The Nightingale," TS
32 15 "A Nightmare" [variant title: "From the Latin"]
32 16 "The Nightmare Ground," MS fragments [See also Subseries 2.1a: Man Lying on a Wall, "Last Rites"]
32 17 "The North Wind"
32 18 "Novels," TS [includes "The Small Hotel," "The Pool," "The Lesson," "The Big House"]
32 19 "Nursery," MS
32 20 "An October Sun" [variant titles: "The Thicket;" "The Rainbow"]
32 21 "Odysseus to the Sirens," TS
32 22 "Ogham Stone" [See also Uncollected poems, "Geography"]
32 23 "Oisin in the Land of Eternal Youth" [variant titles: "Oisin in Tir-na-Nog," "Ossian: A Simple Stanza"]
32 24 "The Old Story," MS and TS
32 25 "Old Westerns," MS
32 26 "On Sitting Down to Read Keats's 'On Sitting Down to Read King Lear Once Again' Once Again"
32 27 "Open House" [See also Uncollected poems, "Fanny Hill"]
32 28 "Operation"
32 29 "Ornithology" [variant titles: "Treecreeper," "Picnic"] [includes "Larks," "Swan," "Tree-creeper"]
32 30 "Orpheus" [variant title: "Orpheus and Eurydice"]
32 31 "Our Great Indoors" [variant title: "Our Big Indoors"]
32 32 "The Painters," MS and TS [variant title: "Images"]
32 33 "A Pair of Spectacles"
32 34 "Parable," TS
32 35 "Parents"
32 36 "Pass," MS
32 37 "Past"
32 38 "Patterns" [variant title: "The Feast of Saint Martin"]
32 39 "Pauline," MS
32 40 "Peeping Tom"
32 41 "The Pheasants," TS
32 42 "Pianola," MS
32 43 "The Pine Marten," MS and TS
32 44 "Pizzas and Beer in the Botanic Inn," MS
32 45 "Poem"
32 46 "The Poem," MS and TS
32 47 "Polderland"
32 48 "Political Epigrams," MS and TS [includes "Belfast to Dublin," "The Phoenix"]
32 49 "Pot-Hole," MS and TS [See also Uncollected poems, "Geography"]
32 50 "Preface," TS
32 51 "Pretending to Be Drunk" [variant title: "Uncles"]
32 52 "Primitive," MS
32 53 "Propaganda"
32 54 "Pudenda Mulieris," MS [See also Uncollected poems, "Mother-of-Pearl"]
32 55 "Punch-Line," TS [See also Uncollected poems, "Bulk-buying"]
32 56 "A Question" [See also Subseries 2.1a: Man Lying On a Wall, "Mole"]
32 57 "Race War," TS
"Rain and Grace" [See Subseries 2.7: Notebooks]
32 58 "Ray From the Sun" TS [with notes on verso about Greek translation by unidentified correspondent]
32 59 "The Red Door," TS
33 1 "The Red Wind" [variant title: "Fuchsia"]
33 2 "Rejectementa"
33 3 "Relics" [variant title: "The Feast of the Circumcision"]
"Relics," [See Uncollected poems: "The Rose Trials"]
33 4 "Remembrance Day" (2), MS and TS
33 5 "The Residents," MS and TS
33 6 "Resistance," MS
33 7 "Resurrection of Lazarus," TS
33 8 "Return to Sender," TS
33 9 "Riddles," MS and TS [variant title: The Man in the Boat]
33 10 "Ringing Birds," MS and TS
33 11 "The Room," MS
33 12 "Rose Madder"
33 13 "The Rose Trials"
33 14 "Saboteur," MS and TS
33 15 "Saint Elmo's Fire" [variant titles: "In the Restaurant," "The Drunk"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Ghosts"]
33 16 "Saint Francis to the Birds"
33 17 "Saying It with Flowers," TS
33 18 "Scale Insects," MS and TS
33 19 "Scars"
33 20 "Sea-Change," TS
33 21 "Self-Contained Flat" [variant title: "Self-Contained Room"]
33 22 "September," MS [See also Uncollected poems, "Edward Thomas"]
33 23 "Sequence for My Daughter" [variant title: "Sequence for Rebecca"]
33 24 "The Sesame Seed," TS
33 25 "The Sett"
33 26 "The Shadoof," MS and TS
33 27 "Shark," MS
33 28 "Siesta"
33 29 "Six Love Poems," MS and TS [includes "Soft Target," "Drag-net," "Stretch-marks," "Voice-box," "Check-up," "Leavetakings;" also "Double-barrel," "Word-play"]
33 30 "The Slave," MS and TS
33 31 "A Slight Adultery," TS
33 32 "The Slipping House," MS
33 33 "Slogans," MS
33 34 "A Small Hotel"
33 35 "Soiree" [See also Uncollected poems, "In the Big House," "Fishing in the Sky"]
33 36 "Solemnly"
33 37 "Son"
33 38 "Song at Sixty," annotated TS
33 39 "Song 1" ["The best condition's being dead"], TS
33 40 "Song 3" ["Mankind is interrogative"], MS and TS
33 41 "The Sparrows," TS
33 42 "Spider," MS
33 43 "Stairs," MS
33 44 "The Storm," MS
33 45 "Stranded Whales," MS [See also Uncollected poems, "Whale"]
33 46 "The Stranger"
33 47 "The Strangford Stone," MS and TS
33 48 "The Student" [variant title: "Ritual"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Good Friday"]
33 49 "The Swans and the Octopus," TS
33 50 "Tactics," MS
33 51 "Tam"
33 52 "Tchaikovsky in the Rain," TS
33 53 "Theory: For Michael Allen"
33 54 "This Room," TS
33 55 "Three Poems About Birds," TS [includes "Left Behind" [see also "Edward Thomas" and "September"], "Freeze-up"]
33 56 "To Edna," TS
33 57 "To George Best On His Comeback," MS notes
33 58 "To the Muse," TS [variant title: "Comparison"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Race War"]
33 59 "The Towpath" [variant title: "Coracle"]
33 60 "Tract," MS and TS
33 61 "Tra-na-rossan," TS
33 62 "Translation," MS and TS
33 63 "Triangle" [variant title: "Two Novels"] [includes "The Lesson," "The Swimming Pool"], TS
33 64 "The Trout" [variant titles: "Annunciation," "Two Carols"]
33 65 "Truman Capote and the Kansas City Murders," TS
33 66 "Tulip" [variant title: "Bitch"]
34 1 "Two Endings," TS [includes "Death-watch," "Arc de Triomphe"]
34 2 "Two Epitaphs," MS [includes "Billie Holiday," "George Formby"]
34 3 "Two Love Poems" [includes "The Rope-Makers," "Dark Glasses"]
34 4 "Two Love Poems for Edna," MS [includes "Stairs," "In Touch"]
34 5 "Two Poems" (1) [includes "Homage to Buster Keaton," "Fanny Hill," "Ex-Champ"]
34 6 "Two Poems" (2) [includes "Celeste," "Image from Propertius"]
34 7 "Two Postcards" [includes "From the Country," "From Belfast"]
34 8 "Two's Company," MS
34 9 "Ulster" [variant title: "Ulster Politics"]
34 10 "Underneath the Wigan Moon" [variant title: "Epitaph for George Formby"] [See also Uncollected poems, "Old Westerns"]
34 11 "Vespers," MS
34 12 "War Baby" [See also Subseries 2.1a: The Ghost Orchid, "Rosemary"]
34 13 "The Waves," MS and TS
34 14 "The Weepies," MS
34 15 "Wet Nurse"
34 16 "Whale" [See also Uncollected poems, "Stranded Whales"]
34 17 "Whimbrel" [See also "Ghost Orchid," "Sandpiper"]
34 18 "Whirlwind"
34 19 "The White Lake," TS
34 20 "The White Swallow" [variant title: "A Dream"], TS
34 21 "Winter," TS
34 22 "Without Apologies" [includes "Never Anonymously" and "Sleeping on it"], TS
34 23 "Woman Kicking a Hat"
34 24 "Woman Speaks-," A, MS
34 25 "The Word"
34 26 "Word Play," TS
34 27 "The Words"
34 28 "Words for Gaius Valerius Catullus" [variant title: "Fragmenta"] [See also Subseries 2.1a: An Exploded View, "Altera Cithera"]
34 29 "Words from Belsen" [variant title: "A man speaks"], TS
Unidentified manuscripts
34 30 Unidentified poems and fragments, circa 1967 – 1969
34 31 Unidentified poems and fragments, circa 1970 – 1974
34 32 Unidentified poems and fragments, circa 1975 – 1976
34 33 Unidentified poems and fragments, circa 1977 – 1978
34 34 Unidentified poems and fragments, circa 1979 – 1980
34 35 Unidentified poems and fragments, circa 1988 – 1991
34 36 Unidentified poems and fragments, circa 1991 – 1992
34 37 Unidentified poems and fragments, circa 1992 – 2000
34 38 Other unidentified poems
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