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Table of Contents

Collected Poems for Children (2005)

Note: I have included some comments in [...] giving alternative titles, etc. — C.K.

 

Contents

THE MERMAID'S PURSE

Seal

Gull ['What yanks upward your line of sight — ...']

Gulls Aloft [alt. title: »Gulls«: 'Gulls are glanced from the lift ...']

Limpet

Mussel

Sea-anemone

Blenny

Cormorant

Pebbles

Hermit Crab

Wreck

Jellyfish

Crab

Mermaid

Ragworm

Sea Monster

Whelk

Lobster

The Mermaid's Purse

Shell

Octopus

Heron

Shrimp

Conger Eel

Flounder

Bladderwrack

Whale

Sandflea

Starfish

 

THE CAT AND THE CUCKOO

Cat

Toad

Thrush

Goat

Fantails

Pig

Mole

Dog [alt. title: »Roger the Dog« (in What is the Truth]

Cow

Squirrel

Dragonfly

Robin

Ram

Otter

Crow

Hen

Pike

Sparrow

The Red Admiral

Shrew

Owl

Stickleback

Donkey

Worm

Hedgehog

Cuckoo

Peacock

Snail

 

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Horrible Song [first collected in Moon-Bells]

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MEET MY FOLKS!

'I've heard so much about other folks' folks . . .'

My Sister Jane

My Fairy Godmother

My Grandpa

Grandma

My Other Granny [alt. title: »My Granny«]

My Brother Bert

My Aunt [alt. title: »My Aunt Dora«]

My Aunt Flo

My Uncle Dan

My Uncle Mick

My Mother

My Father

My Own True Family

 

NESSIE THE MANNERLESS MONSTER

Nessie [first collected in Moon-Bells]

Nessie the Mannerless Monster

 

MOON WHALES AND OTHER MOON POEMS

Moon-Whales

A Moon-Lily

The Burrow Wolf

Moon-Mirror

Moon-Thirst

Moon-Theatre

The Moon-Oak

The Moon-Haggis

Moon-Wings

Visiting the Moon

Moon-Shadow Beggars

The Earth-Owl

Moon-Horrors

Moon-Wind

Moon-Tulips

Moon-Nasturtiums

Moon-Dog-Daisies

Moon-Roses

Moon-Hops

Moon-Heads

Music on the Moon

Moon-Ways

The Snail of the Moon

Crab-Grass

Moon-Witches

The Moon-Hyena

Mushrooms on the Moon

The Adaptable Mountain Dugong

Moon-Cloud Gripe

Tree-Disease

Cactus-Sickness

Moon-Weapons

Moon-Cabbage

Moony Art [alt. title: »Moony Art «]

Moon-Thorns

Moon-Ravens

Moon-Marriage

The Moon-Mourner

The Dracula Vine

The Armies of the Moon

The Silent Eye

A Moon-Witch

The Moon-Mare

Foxgloves

A Moon Man-Hunt

Moon Transport [alt. title: »Untitled Poem« (in 1976 ed.)]

Moon-Freaks

Moon-Clock

Moon-Walkers

Moon-Bells

A Moon-Hare

Singing on the Moon

The Moon-Bull

Earth-Moon

 

UNDER THE NORTH STAR

Amulet

The Loon

The Wolverine

The Snowy Owl

The Black Bear

An Evening Seal

The Muskellunge

A Lynx

The Snow-Shoe Hare

Woodpecker

The Musk-Ox

The Heron

The Grizzly Bear [alt. title: »I See a Bear«]

Brooktrout

The Wendigo

The Osprey

Mooses

The Arctic Fox

Puma

Skunk

Goose

Wolf [alt. title: »The Iron Wolf«]

The Mosquito

Eagle

 

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Tigress [first collected in Moon-Bells]

Tiger [first collected in A March Calf]

A Mountain Lion [first collected in Moon-Bells]

Live Skull [first collected in A March Calf]

Off-Days [first collected in Moon-Bells]

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from WHAT IS THE TRUTH?

Partridge

Bess my badger

Badger

New Foal

Cow (I)

Cow (II)

Cow (III)

Shire Horses

Rat-Psalm

The Rook

Rooks

The Fox is a Jolly Farmer

The Problem about Lambs

Sheep (I)

Sheep (II)

The Beggarly Bat

Buzzard

A Riddle

Pig

Swallows (I)

Swallows (II)

Swallows (III)

Swallows (IV)

Donkey

Pigeons

Bees

Main thing about Badgers

The Treecreeper

Weasel (I)

Mouse

Mice are funny little creatures

The Fly

Flies

Weasel (II)

The White-Collared Dove

The Roustabout Rooster

Hen

Goat

Billy Goat

Nanny Goat

Geese

Two Geese

The Vixen

Hunting Song

Worms

Weasel (III)

The Twilight White Owl

Catching Carp

The Hedgehog

The Hare (I)

The Hare (II)

The Hare (III)

The Hare (IV)

The Hare (V)

Bullfinch

Pheasant

Dog

Somebody [alt. title: »A Solstice«]

Lobworms

 

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Ants [first collected in Moon-Bells]

Spider [first collected in The Iron Wolf]

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SEASON SONGS

Spring

A March Calf

The River in March

March Morning Unlike Others

He Gets Up in Dark Dawn

Spring Nature Notes (i-vi)

A Swallow

April Birthday

Icecrust and Snowflake

Deceptions

 

Summer

Swifts

Mackerel Song

Hay

Evening Thrush

Sheep (I-III)

A Dove

Apple Dumps

Work and Play

Hunting the Summer

The Harvest Moon

The Golden Boy

 

Autumn

Leaves

The Defenders

Autumn Nature Notes (I-VIII)

The Seven Sorrows

The Stag

Two Horses (I-V)

A Cranefly in September

There Came a Day

Barley

 

Winter

Pets

The Warrior of Winter

Starlings Have Come

Christmas Card

December River

New Year Song

Snow and Snow

The Warm and the Cold

 

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Very New Foal [orig. appeared in A March Calf]

A Lamb in the Storm [uncollected; init. publ. in Helix, 1979; first collected in Collected Poems]

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