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Wild Reckoning: An Anthology Provoked by Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" [Paperback]

John Burnside , Maurice Riordan


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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jonathan Bate
Introduction
The Commissioned Poems
RODNEY JONES The Assault on the Fields
JOHN CLARE The Moors
PHILIP LARKIN Going, Going
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH On the Projected Kendal and Windermere Railway
HARTLEY COLERIDGE The Larch Grove
AL PURDY Trees at the Arctic Circle
JOHN CLARE Song
ANONYMOUS from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight [Gawain’s Journey North]
JAMES THOMSON from The Seasons
WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS from Spring and All
ROBIN ROBERTSON Primavera
MAURICE RIORDAN The January Birds
GARY SNYDER Two Fawns That Didn’t See the Light This Spring
TED HUGHES October Salmon
EDWARD THOMAS ‘Out in the Dark’
KATHLEEN JAMIE Crossing the Loch
ALLISON FUNK Ephemeroptera
ROBERT FROST To a Moth Seen in Winter
ALEXANDER POPE from An Essay on Man
ROBERT BURNS To a Mouse, on Turning Her Up in Her Nest, with the Plough, November,
JOHN CLARE The Badger
MARGARET CAVENDISH, DUCHESS OF NEWCASTLE The Hunting of the Hare
WILLIAM COWPER Epitaph on a Hare
JAMES DICKEY The Heaven of Animals
LES MURRAY Pigs
JOHN DRYDEN from Of the Pythagorean Philosophy
PAUL MULDOON Glaucus
THOMAS HARDY Wagtail and Baby
ANDREW MARVELL The Mower against Gardens
MICHAEL SYMMONS ROBERTS To John Donne
BEN JONSON To Penshurst
MARIANNE MOORE The Steeple-Jack
ERIC PANKEY Metaphor
LINDA GREGERSON Elegant
JOHN MILTON from Paradise Lost [The Prospect of Eden]
WILLIAM WORDSWORTH Nutting
THEODORE ROETHKE Moss-Gathering
ALGERNON CHARLES SWINBURNE The Sundew
SIDNEY LANIER The Marshes of Glynn
A.R. AMMONS Corsons Inlet
MARY OLIVER Heron Rises from the Dark, Summer Pond
KATHERINE PIERPOINT Waterbuffalo
D.H. LAWRENCE Snake
ROBERT FROST Two Look at Two
JAMES LASDUN A Peeled Wand
NORMAN MACCAIG Toad
JOSEPH CAMPBELL Ad Limina
WALT WHITMAN from Song of Myself
W. S . MERWIN Visitation
SIR PHILIP SIDNEY from The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia
ANONYMOUS ‘The Robin and the Redbreast’
PAUL FARLEY An Ovaltine Tin in the Egg Collections at Tring
GEOFFREY CHAUCER from The Parliament of Fowls [Catalogue of the Birds]
THOMAS HEYRICK On an Indian Tomineios, the Least of Birds
MARY HOWITT The Dor-Hawk
ANDREW MOTION Sparrow
EDWARD THOMAS The Unknown Bird
JAMES FENTON The Orange Dove of Fiji
SIMON ARMITAGE The Final Straw
WALT WHITMAN from Song of Myself
MARK DOTY Flit
JOHN CLARE To the Snipe
JAMIE MCKENDRICK Right of Way
ROBINSON JEFFERS Carmel Point
GERARD MANLEY HOPKINS Inversnaid
SEAMUS HEANEY On the Spot
C.K.WILLIAMS Tar
EDWIN MUIR The Horses
LAVINIA GREENLAW The Recital of Lost Cities
THOMAS HOOD The Sea of Death
GEORGE GORDON, LORD BYRON Darkness
CHRISTOPHER REID A Pub Band
W.H.AUDEN Ode to Gaea
BILLY COLLINS As If to Demonstrate an Eclipse
WILLIAM BLAKE Auguries of Innocence
W. B. YEATS To a Squirrel at Kyle-na-no
ELIZABETH BISHOP The Armadillo
ROBERT CRAWFORD The Bad Shepherd
ROBERT WRIGLEY The Gift of the Bear
EMILY DICKINSON ‘Further in Summer than the Birds’
SEAMUS HEANEY St Kevin and the Blackbird

GALWAY KINNELL Saint Francis and the Sow
JORIE GRAHAM Love
DERYN REES-JONES Trilobite
EMILY DICKINSON ‘The Gentian weaves her fringes’
ALEXANDER WILSON The Fisherman’s Hymn
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE from The Rime of the
Ancient Mariner
ANONYMOUS from the Exeter Book [Riddle]
LEIGH HUNT The Fish, the Man, and the Spirit
JOHN BURNSIDE Salvelinus alpinus
EILÉAN NÍ CHUILLEANÁIN The Sun-Fish
SIR JOHN DAVIES from Orchestra, or a Poeme of Dauncing
CHASE TWICHELL The Rule of the North Star

JENNIFER ATKINSON The End of Advent
DYLAN THOMAS ‘The force that through the green fuse drives the flower’
PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY Ode to the West Wind
D.M. BLACK For and Against the Environment
EDMUND SPENSER from The Faerie Queene [The Garden of Adonis]
JOHN KEATS On the Grasshopper and Cricket
CHARLES WRIGHT Meditation on Summer and
Shapelessness
JOY HARJO Summer Night
ANGELA SORBY Empire Builder
Notes on the Commissioned Poems
Acknowledgements
Index of Poets

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