Martin Robertson

Now and Then

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A Ballad—from the Greek
A Dream
A Hot Bath at Bedtime—The Necessity of Purgatory
A poem you may like to see
A Prayer
A Window
A Wreck
Advent
Aeschylus’ Epitaph
Again
Against Anorexia:  For Cathy
Against Deterrents
Against Pedestals—for Jody
Age
[Age’s bony knuckle]
Albatross
And Then
Anniversaries
Anniversary
Another Spring
Another Summer
Athens, Hill of the Muses; Evening
Back Room, 1944
Ballad
[Bare trees black]
Beauty
Becoming
Beethoven
Beyond Measure
Black
Blind
Block 21
Bury My Heart
Cassandra’s Song
Catharsis
Causes
Cedar
Change
Change Places…
Chrysalis
Climacteric by the Sea
Cosmology
Country and Town
Curvature of Space
Dance of the Seasons
Dark Age
Death
Delos in Spring—for Lucy
Dialogue
Die Weisse Rose—Munich, 1942–3
Dinner
Divinity
Dr Faustus
Drought
Early Train
Ecology
Elegy for the Dead at Sharpeville
End of Fairy-Story
Epithalamium—Stephen and Judith
Eugénie de Guérin
Exchange—after a Japanese manner
Fair Exchange
Fairy Story
[Fall rainbows the forest-acred mountains]
[Feelings of guilt]
Finis
Five Poems for Roni
For Cecil
For Cecil—Tankas and haikus
For Rachel
Fossils
Freedom
From a Train
Full Circle
“Gale is Dead”
George Jackson
[Golden, red, brown]
Gratitude
Greece
Greek Folk Song
Gunnar of Lithend
Happiness
Headline
Hebona
[High boughs arch over the half-dry creek]
Holes in Space
Homage
Hymn—for the wedding of Dominick and Jo
Hymn—for the wedding of Lucy and Garth
[I have (what seemingly you do not see)]
[I have you always in my mind]
I, Who Know My Inner Man
In the Audience
Inscription for a Convent
Interrogation
Joan of Arc
John Ruskin’s Wedding Night
Joy
La Fontaine et le Déluge
Label
Lady into Fox—Sally Gilmour dancing
Lamps
[Late October hedges]
Late Spring
Law Report
Leap Year
Letters
Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité
“Life is sweet, brother”
[Living alone is lonely]
Lopped
Los Altos Hills
Lost
Love Scene—from the Greek of Archilochus
Love’s Eyes and Hands
Machismo
Macrocosm
Man in Nature—for Judith Wright
Man’s Seasons
Mariana in Miniature
Masque
May Day
May Day, 1986
Meeting
Merrie England
Moment and Memory
[Most of us, somewhere along the road]
Mother’s Malison
Music is Landscape
[My grandchildren are stamping the ice-puddles]
Naples
New Year
News of a Death
Night
Nijinsky
No Complex
[Noon.  But the sun is low]
Odysseus
On the Border
On the Towpath
Original Sin
Other World
[Our lives are in other hands]
Out from the Cliff
Haiku:  Paedophilia
Parenthood
Parted
Patience
Pelopia and Thyestes
Pietà
Poetry
Prayer
Prayer to Time
Prayer to Truth
Presage
Problem
Progress
Question
Quo Vadis
Recessional
Reflection
Relax
[Released from cloud the low sun at my back]
Responsibility
Revisited
Scheme
Scorched Earth
Sea Cliff
Seasons
Separation
Shadow and Substance
Shelved
Shepherd’s Song—from a poem attributed to Theocritus
Shipwreck
Sibling
Song—for Thomas
Spells and Love—(Theocritus’s second Idyll)
Spring Morning
Stones
Stray Thoughts at a Wedding
Summer
Summer Vision
Sur le Pont d’Avignon
Survival
Swallows
Teach Us…
“Tell Lady Byron…”
Ten Seconds on a Tube Platform
That Way Madness Lies
[The bare, beautiful borders]
The Betrayal
The Black-out
[The clouds that pressed the air]
The Embankment
The Fall
The Game
[The grass in the next field]
The Grass Road
The Green Children of Woolpit
The Last Oracle
The Lilies of the Field
[The municipal building stood square in my dream]
The Party
The Reckoning
The Rift—for Matthew
The Sea—for Lucy, by request
The Shepherdess of Cahuzac—from Eugénie de Guérin’s Journal
The Sirens
The Sleeping Beauty’s Prince
[The track up the wild stream]
The Twenties
The Two Ways
The Wave
The West of Ireland
Through the Looking-Glass
[Time is a child]
Time’s Reach
[Today we feel behind us]
Tristi Fummo
Two Glimpses from Dante’s Hell
Two Poems from a New Life
Two Poems in Memory of Anne Frank
Two Songs of a Mercenary—from Archilochus
Two Summer Songs
Uncertain
Varangian in Mickelgard
Vignette
Villon’s Epitaph
Virgil’s Farewell to Dante
Vision Between Waking and Sleep
Waiting
War-time Anecdote
Water in a Wood
[We lived and sang, my brother]
Wedding Night
What Do They Feel?
What Hope?
Where?
[White foam sweeps]
Whom the Gods Love
[Why do I dream this pause]
Wind
[Wind is chilly on shoulders]
Winter Solstice
Woodpeckers
Words from a Dream
Yeats and Water-Birds
[Yes, you’re right]