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Subseries 3.1c
Uncollected poetry, 1970-1995
Box 20: folder 8 - Box 22

Box Folder Content
20 8 "Action Man," TS
20 9 "Aerial Photograph," TS [circa pre-1971] [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Derrycullen Churchyard" for MS]
20 10 "After the Funeral," MS, TS [circa pre-1971]
20 11 "After an Image in David Selznick's A Farewell to Arms," MS [circa 1970-1977] David Selznick's
20 12 "Aimed at an Acquaintance," MS [circa 1970-1977]
20 13 "Among the Outpatients," MS
20 14 "Apple-Picking Deferred," MS [variant title: "A Drunk Man Reads ‘After Apple Picking'"]
20 15 "At a Christening," MS, TS
20 16 "At the Funeral," MS, TS
20 17 "At the Optician's," TS
20 18 "The Atlantic Wall," TS [included with A Northern Spring materials]
20 19 "Attic," MS
20 20 "The Auction Room," MS
20 21 "Baby Breast-Feeding," MS, TS [circa pre-1971]
"Baptism," TS [See Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Sensualities"]
20 22 "The Barn," MS, TS
20 23 "Bats," MS, TS
20 24 "The Beach at Rossnowlagh," MS, TS
"Beans in a biscuit-tin," MS [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Store of Candles, "The Practical Farms"]
20 25 "A Belfast Journal," notebook
20 26 "A Belfast Journal I," MS, TS
20 27 "A Belfast Journal II," MS, TS
20 28 "A Belfast Journal III," MS, TS
20 29 "A Belfast Journal IV," MS, TS
20 30 "A Belfast Journal V," MS, TS
20 31 "A Belfast Journal VI," MS
20 32 "A Belfast Journal VII," MS
20 33 "A Belfast Journal VIII," MS
20 34 "A Belfast Journal IX," MS
20 35 "A Belfast Journal X," MS
20 36 "A Belfast Journal XI," MS
20 37 "A Belfast Journal I, II, III, IV, VII, VIII," TS
20 38 "The Betting-Shop," TS
20 39 "Beware of the Dog," MS, TS
20 40 "Bicycles in the Hall," MS [circa 1970-1977]
20 41 "Big Deals in the Avenue," MS [circa 1970-1977]
20 42 "The Black Babies," MS, TS [circa pre-1971]
20 43 "Bonfire Pile, Belfast," TS [circa pre-1971]
20 44 "Border Road," MS, TS
20 45 "The Border Sector," MS, TS
20 46 "Boutiques," MS, TS
20 47 "The Boyles," MS, TS
20 48 "Building an Ark," MS
20 49 "Burning Old Shoes," MS, TS
20 50 "Burst Mains / Lisburn Road," MS, TS
20 51 "By-Pass," TS [circa pre-1971]
20 52 "Canoeist," MS, TS
20 53 "The Carpet Warehouse," MS
20 54 "Cemetery in Winter," MS, TS
20 55 "A Ceremonial Occasion," MS [circa 1970-1977]
20 56 "Chains," MS
"The Charladies," MS [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Store of Candles, "Natural History Selection"]
20 57 "Charles the Wrestler," MS, TS
20 58 "The Child," MS, TS
20 59 "Chinese Take Away," MS, TS
20 60 "Cholera," MS
20 61 "City Buildings," MS, TS
20 62 "City and Sky," MS [circa 1970-1977]
20 63 "City Church, With Offices," TS
20 64 "Civilian Funerals," MS [variant title: "A Minute's Silence"] [included with A Northern Spring materials]
20 65 "Classroom Meditation," TS [circa pre-1971]
20 66 "Clay," MS
20 67 "The Cleaning Ladies," MS [circa 1970-1977]
20 68 "Clearances," MS, TS
20 69 "A Conservation Poem," TS
20 70 "Continuities," TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Working Days" and "The Unemployed"]
20 71 "The Copper Beech," MS, TS
20 72 "Corncrake," MS [circa 1970-1977]
20 73 "Corporation Bus Ticket," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Well-Wisher"] [variant title: "The Lament of the Corporation Bus-Tickets"]
20 74 "The Cottage at the Wood's Edge," MS [circa 1970-1977]
20 75 "A Country Cottage: Towards Dawn," MS, TS
20 76 "A Country Night's Entertainment," MS, TS
20 77 "Coverage," MS [variant title: "The Second Assignment"] [included with A Northern Spring materials]
20 78 "Crab Apples," TS
20 79 "The Crocodiles at Killyhevlin," TS [circa pre-1971]
20 80 "Cul de Sac," MS
20 81 "The Cyclone," MS
20 82 "A Day in August," TS
20 83 "Dead Canals," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1b, Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "Ste-Mère-Eglise"]
20 84 "Defense of Poesie," TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Derrycullen Churchyard" for MS]
20 85 "Derrycullen Churchyard," MS, TS
20 86 "Desk Graffitti: A Serious Reading," MS [circa 1970-1977]
20 87 "The Devil's Advocate," MS, TS [included with A Northern Spring materials]
20 88 "The Disappearance of the Lough," MS, TS
20 89 "Distances," MS [variant title: Outside the Window"]
20 90 "Docken In, Nettle Out," TS [circa pre-1971]
20 91 "The Doctor," MS [Also includes fragment entitled "The Diary"] [included with A Northern Spring materials]
20 92 "Donne," MS, TS
20 93 "Doorstep," TS
20 94 "Drains, Near Enniskillen," TS
20 95 "Dustmen," MS, TS
20 96 "Edges," TS
20 97 "The Eighth Day," MS, TS
20 98 "The Eldest Son at the Cemetery Gates," TS
20 99 "Elegy," MS, TS [this poem is different from "Elegy" in Business as Usual]
20 100 "An Elegy for Patrick Kelly," MS, TS
20 101 "11th May 1985," MS
20 102 "Empty Office, Lunch Hours," MS
20 103 "End Terrace," MS, TS
20 104 "Epitaph for a Parochial Worker," TS [circa pre-1971]
20 105 "Eustachian," MS
20 106 "Evasions," TS [included originally with A Northern Spring materials]
20 107 "The Execution of Herbaux," MS
21 1 "The Facts," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 2 "February," MS [variant title: "Sharing"]
"58° 32' N 8° 8' E," MS [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "Safe Home"]
21 3 "Finding Spent Cartridges," TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Hedge-Schools"]
21 4 "First Girl," TS
21 5 "First Stone," TS
21 6 "First Tooth," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 7 "Florencecourt and the Marble Arch Caves," MS
21 8 "Folk Museum," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 9 "The Football Hooligan," MS, TS
21 10 "For M. in Delirium," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 11 "Foreign Games," MS, TS
21 12 "Four Chinese Take-Aways," TS
21 13 "Fragment," TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Meetings"]
21 14 "Freddy," TS
"French Kissing," MS [See Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Burning Old Shoes" and "Sensualities"]
21 15 "From the Kitchen Windows," MS, TS [variant title: "View from the Kitchen Windows"]
21 16 "Fuel," MS, TS [variant title: "Filling Station"]
21 17 "Gatehouse," TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "The Places in Me"]
21 18 "Gates," MS, TS [variant title: "The Two Gates"]
21 19 "Getting to Know," MS, TS
21 20 "Giants," TS [circa pre-1971]
21 21 "Giraldo's Story," MS
21 22 "Girl," TS [circa pre-1971]
21 23 "The Goalkeeper," MS [See also Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "The Goalkeeper"]
21 24 "Going to See Mary," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 25 "Grandfather McQuillan," MS
21 26 "Green Bottles," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Tracks"]
21 27 "Haiku," MS [circa 1970-1977]
"Happy Anniversary," MS [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "One Saturday," MS]
21 28 "Happy Love," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "February"]
21 29 "Heads I Win…," MS, TS [circa pre-1971]
21 30 "A Healthy Parrot," MS
21 31 "Hedge-Schools," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Two Poems," "Finding Spent Cartridges"]
21 32 "Heritage," MS, TS
21 33 "High Wind," TS [circa 1970-1977]
21 34 "The Home Fires," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 35 "Hothouse," TS [variant title: "Two Visits to the Hotpress," MS, TS
21 36 "The House By Night," MS, TS
21 37 "The Housing Situation," TS
21 38 "Human Figures, With Fence and Two Stools," MS
21 39 "Husbandry," MS [variant title: "Indoor Plants"]
21 40 "I Envy You…," TS [circa pre-1971]
21 41 "I Witness the Revolution," MS
21 42 "Imaginings," TS
"In the Bicycle Shed," MS [See Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Chains," MS]
21 43 "In the Murder Triangle," TS
21 44 "In Time of Darkness," MS, TS
21 45 "Inferno: A New Circle," MS, TS
21 46 "Instructions," MS
21 47 "Interior Seasons," MS, TS
21 48 "Interior Summer," TS
21 49 "An Introduction," MS, TS
21 50 "Island Honeymoon," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 51 "Islander," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 52 "James," TS [circa pre-1971]
"Jaundiced Portrait of the Artist as Observer," TS [See Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "The Eldest Son at the Cemetery Gates"]
21 53 "Jim Lyttle's Second-Hand Bookshop," MS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Donne"]
21 54 "Joseph of Nazareth," MS
21 55 "Kelly Remembers," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 56 "Kelly's Reproach," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 57 "Keyholders," MS, TS
21 58 "A Kind of fury—so the Captain said…," MS [included originally with A Northern Spring materials]
21 59 "Labourers," TS
21 60 "The Lake and the Mountain," MS, TS
21 61 "The Lapsed Catholic Attends Mass," MS
21 62 "Last of a Brood," TS [circa pre-1971] [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Derrycullen Churchyard" for MS]
21 63 "Le Jardin Du Luxembourg," MS
21 64 "Leaving the Hospital," MS, TS [variant title: "Your brown suitcase across my knees…"]
"Licking the Clitoris," MS [See Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Burning Old Shoes" and "Sensualities"]
21 65 "Listener," MS, TS
21 66 "Listening to Water," MS, TS
21 67 "Loading and Unloading," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 68 "Losing a Day," MS, TS
21 69 "Love All Imagining," MS, TS
21 70 "The Love of Helen Keller," MS, TS [variant title: "Learning About Helen Keller"] [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Tracks"]
21 71 "Lunchtime at the City Hall," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 72 "M. On Night Duty," MS, TS
21 73 "Man and Superman," MS, TS
21 74 "Manifesto," MS
21 75 "A Man's Gotta Do…," MS
21 76 "Marble Arch Caves," TS
21 77 "Market Day," MS
21 78 "Masters," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Working Days"] [variant title: "September"]
21 79 "Maverick," TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Store of Candles, "Calendars"]
21 80 "Mechanics," MS, TS
21 81 "Meeting the Vicar," MS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Store of Candles, "Winter Offerings"]
21 82 "Meetings," TS
21 83 "A Memory of Summer," MS, TS
21 84 "Mews," MS
21 85 "Midfielder," MS, TS
21 86 "Minutes," MS, TS
21 87 "A Minute's Silence," MS
21 88 "Missing Buses," MS, TS
21 89 "Missing Persons," MS
21 90 "A Missionary Calls," MS
21 91 "Moneyspeak," MS
21 92 "More Lessons of the War," TS
21 93 "Mortgaged," MS, TS [variant title: "Ownership"]
21 94 "My Mother's Asthma," MS [included originally with A Northern Spring materials]
21 95 "My Septic Navel," MS [circa 1970-1977]
21 96 "Near an Airport," MS, TS
21 97 "Net Curtains," MS, TS
21 98 "A New Neighbour," MS, TS [variant title: "Night on Black's Farm"]
21 99 "Nightflight," TS
21 100 "Nightpeace," MS, TS
21 101 "Nineteen Ninety-Four," MS
21 102 "A Ninth Birthday," MS
21 103 "Nocturne," MS, TS [variant title: "Last Night" and "Frost in the Avenue;" note: no relation to other poems with "Nocturne" in titles]
21 104 "Nocturnes: 1. Traffic Lights at Night," MS, TS [variant title: "Lyric"]
21 105 "November," MS [included originally with A Northern Spring materials]
21 106 "Off-Camera," MS, TS
21 107 "Oil," MS, TS [variant title: "Egypt"]
21 108 "The Old Fan's Lament," TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Store of Candles, "Islands"]
21 109 "An Old Map," MS, TS
21 110 "Once a Month," MS, TS [variant title: "Seen from the Window"] [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Store of Candles, "Fanfares"]
21 111 "Open Day at the Base," MS [included originally with A Northern Spring materials]
21 112 "Orangeberry," MS
21 113 "Orlando," MS
21 114 "A.N. Other," MS
21 115 "Out of the Game for Long Periods," MS
21 116 "Out of the Woods," MS [circa 1970-1977]
22 1 "A Pair of Shorts," TS [includes "The All-Time Greats," MS, TS; "Out of the Game for Long Periods, TS]
22 2 "Parks and Cemeteries," MS
22 3 "The Passengers," MS, TS
22 4 "Patrick," MS, TS
22 5 "Pavements," TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "City Building"]
22 6 "The Peace Proposals," MS, TS
22 7 "Perspective on Grief," MS
22 8 "The Philosopher," MS, TS
22 9 "Pine Coffins," [included originally with A Northern Spring materials]
22 10 "The Places in Me," TS
22 11 "Poem," MS [circa 1970-1977]
22 12 "Poem for a Daughter," TS
22 13 "A Poem for Prize-Giving," MS [circa 1970-1977]
22 14 "Poetry and Water," MS
"The Playing Fields of America," MS [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "Some of Us Stayed Forever"]
22 15 "Positive," MS, TS
22 16 "Post Mortem," [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Husbandry"]
22 17 "Premarital Rite, Castle Junction," MS, TS [variant titles: "Roundabout" and "Getting Married"]
22 18 "Preparing for Flight," TS
22 19 "Private Eye," TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "The Eldest Son at the Cemetery Gates"]
22 20 "Promises," MS [variant title: "Meetings" (different from other poem entitled "Meetings")]
22 21 "Purgatorio," MS, TS [circa pre-1971]
22 22 "Purled," MS
22 23 "The Rabbits," MS, TS
22 24 "Regional," TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (unpublished poetry collections), untitled pamphlet (pre-1971)]
22 25 "Remains," MS [variant title: "Women at the City Morgue"] [included originally with A Northern Spring materials]
22 26 "Remembering Courtship," MS, TS
"Rendezvous," MS [See Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "The Carpet Warehouse"]
22 27 "Restocking the Supermarket," MS [variant title: "The Siege"]
22 28 "Rheumatism," MS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Well-Wisher"]
22 29 "Roger Fenton in the Crimea," MS
22 30 "Rommel Prepares," MS, TS [variant titles: "Award for Progress," and "The Atlantic Wall"] [included originally with A Northern Spring materials]
22 31 "Rush-Hour," MS, TS [variant title: "Morning Rush-Hour"]
22 32 "The Safety-Valve Sequence," MS [circa 1970-1977]
22 33 "Saffron Observation," MS [circa 1970-1977]
22 34 "St. Patrick's Well," MS, TS
22 35 "Sale or Return," MS
22 36 "Sarajevo," MS
22 37 "Scholarship to the Seminary," TS [circa pre-1971]
22 38 "The Search," MS, TS
22 39 "The Secret Lives of the Saints," MS
22 40 "Security Man: City Restaurant," MS, TS [variant title: "The Security Man"]
22 41 "Sensualities," TS
22 42 "Shoreline," MS
22 43 "Sightings," MS, TS [variant title: "Her Recent Public Appearances"]
22 44 "Silver and Green," MS, TS
22 45 "Sleeping Alone," MS, TS
22 46 "The Sleepwalker," MS, TS
22 47 "Sloes," TS
22 48 "Smells of the home bakery…," MS
22 49 "Snow muffled at the core of night…," MS
22 50 "Somme Veterans," MS, TS
22 51 "Sources," TS
22 52 "Spoilt Child," TS
22 53 "Sports Pages," MS
22 54 "Spring Flooding," MS, TS
22 55 "Spring in the Air," MS, TS
22 56 "Squatters, July 1969" TS
22 57 "Still Life," MS, TS
22 58 "Stock-Car," TS [circa pre-1971] [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Derrycullen Churchyard"]
22 59 "Stones," TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Two Poems," "Finding Spent Cartridges"]
22 60 "A Sunday Afternoon in Barnett's Park," MS
22 61 "Sunday Evening," MS [circa 1970-1977]
22 62 "Teasing the Defense," MS
22 63 "Terrace House, With Sylph," TS
22 64 "These Are the Generals," MS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "Some of Us Stayed Forever"]
22 65 "The Third Day Out," TS [See also Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Northern Spring, "A Northern Spring" sequence]
22 66 "Time Traveller," MS
22 67 "The Tongue," MS
22 68 "Tracks," TS [includes: "1. Green Bottles," "2. Learning About Helen Keller," "3. Tracks"]
22 69 "Trainees," MS, TS
22 70 "The Tramp," MS, TS
22 71 "Two Poems," TS [includes: "Hedge Schools" and "Stones"] [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Stones"]
22 72 "Unapproved Route," MS, TS
22 73 "The Unemployed," MS [circa 1970-1977]
22 74 "Unionist Party Headquarters," TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "The Eldest Son at the Cemetery Gates"]
22 75 "Used Cars," TS
22 76 "A View of History," MS [included originally with A Northern Spring materials]
22 77 "A Vision," MS [circa 1970-1977]
22 78 "A Visit to the Gatehouse," MS, TS [circa pre-1971]
22 79 "Visiting Time," TS [circa pre-1971]
22 80 "Volcanic Island," MS
22 81 "Waiting for the Bride," TS
22 82 "Waiting for a Connection," MS, TS
22 83 "Waiting for M.," MS [circa 1970-1977]
22 84 "Walking Home at Night," MS, TS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Losing a Day"]
"Walkers Observed," MS [See Subseries 3.1b: Poetry by Ormsby (collected), A Store of Candles, "Caves"]
22 85 "Wanderlust," TS
22 86 "War Games," MS [circa 1970-1977]
22 87 "War Memorial I," MS [circa 1970-1977]
22 88 "Waste Ground Near a Bridge," MS, TS
22 89 "Water," TS [variant title: "Poetry and Water"]
"Wedding Photograph," TS [See Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "James;" circa pre-1971]
22 90 "Weightlifter," MS, TS
22 91 "The Well," TS [circa pre-1971]
22 92 "Well-Wisher," MS, TS
22 93 "West Chlorine Gardens," TS [variant title: "Interior Summer"]
22 94 "Wet Day," TS
22 95 "A Wet Hour in Belfast," MS, TS
22 96 "Where Are They Now?" MS
22 97 "Whereabouts," MS
22 98 "Windsor Park," MS, TS [variant title: "Near Windsor Park"]
"Windy Day," MS [See Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Derrycullen Churchyard" for MS]
22 99 "Winter in the City," MS, TS
22 100 "Woman and Child," TS [circa pre-1971]
22 101 "The Woodcutter's Daughter," MS [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "Well-Wisher" for TS]
22 102 "Woodland, Near a Manor," TS
22 103 "Words," MS
22 104 "Working Days," TS [includes: "Continuities I," "The Cleaning Ladies," "Masters," "The Unemployed," "Loading and Unloading," "Continuities II"]
22 105 "Working on the Railway," TS [includes: "Arts and Crafts" and "Angel Cake"]
22 106 "The Wrong Funeral," MS
22 107 "Wrong Numbers," MS, TS [variant titles: "The Samaritans," "Emergency Calls"]
22 108 "The Young Man Discusses His Mother," MS [circa 1970-1977]
22 109 Untitled manuscript fragments 1970-1978
22 110 Untitled manuscript fragments 1981-1982
22 111 Untitled manuscript fragments 1983-1987
22 112 Untitled manuscript fragments 1989-1994
22 113 Untitled typescript fragments circa pre-1971
22 114 Untitled typescript fragments circa 1970-1977
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