ROBERT WILLIAMS BUCHANAN (1841 - 1901)

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ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF POEMS ON THIS SITE

 

I thought it might be useful to list all the poems currently on the site for those wishing to find specific works, as a quicker alternative to using the ‘site search’. However, I should admit to an inconsistency in regard to Buchanan’s longer works. They are all listed, but in some cases, the poems which appear as parts of the whole are listed separately. This is understandable in the case of The Earthquake, but more problematic with The Book of Orm, where I have only chosen certain poems, such as ‘The Dream Without Death’, to add to the list.

 

Aage and Elsie (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Ad Carissimam Amicam (from The New Rome, 1898)

Ad Madonnam (from The Ballad of Mary the Mother: a Christmas carol, 1897)

Ades, King Of Hell (from Undertones, 1863)

Agnes (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Alone In London (from The Olympic Programme and Looker-On, November, 1885)

Annie; Or, The Waif’s Jubilee (from ‘The Last Christians’ in The New Rome, 1898)

Antiphones (from The Ballad of Mary the Mother, 1897)

Antony In Arms (from Undertones, 1863)

The Apotheosis Of The Sword (from ‘Songs of the Terrible Year’, 1874)

An Artisan’s Story (from Good Words, April 1861)

Artist And Model (from London Poems, 1866)

The Asrai (from The Saint Pauls Magazine, April 1872)

Attorney Sneak (from London Poems, 1866)

Atys (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Augurs (from The New Rome, 1898)

Axel and Walborg (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Baby Grace (from The St. James’s Magazine, June 1862)

The Bachelor Dreams (from The Argosy, May 1866)

Balder The Beautiful: A Song of Divine Death (1877)

Ballad (from The Glasgow Sentinel, January 16, 1858)

The Ballad-Maker (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

The Ballad Of Judas Iscariot (from the 1884 edition of The Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan)

The Ballad Of Kiplingson (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Ballad Of The Lady Imogene (from The Glasgow Sentinel, February 20, 1858)

The Ballad Of The Magdalen (from ‘The Last Christians’ in The New Rome, 1898 - a reworking of
‘Mary Magdalen’ in The City of Dream, 1888)

The Ballad Of Mary The Mother (1897)

The Ballad of Resurrection (from The New York Herald, August, 1889)

The Ballad Of The Stork (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

Barbara Gray (from London Poems, 1866)

Barstone Water (from The St. James's Magazine, June 1863)

The Battle Of Drumliemoor (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

The Battle Of Isandula (from the Contemporary Review, April 1879)

Be Pitiful (from The New Rome, 1898)

Belgravia (from Temple Bar, May 1861)

Bexhill, 1866 (from London Poems, 1866)

Bicycle Song (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Blind Linnet (from London Poems, 1866, aka ‘The Linnet’)

A Blind Man’s Love (from Routledge’s Christmas Annual, December 1869)

The Blue Colour (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

The Bonnie Groom (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

The Book of Orm (1870)

The Bookworm (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

The Brook (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867 - aka ‘To The Luggie’ in the 1884 Poetical Works)

The Burial of Parnell (from The Buchanan Ballads Old and New, 1892)

By the Seaside (from Temple Bar, June 1862)

A Canine Suggestion (from Belgravia, April 1884)

Carlyle (from The New Rome, 1898)

Carmen Deific (from The New Rome, 1898, including the following:

A Catechism (from The Ballad of Mary the Mother: a Christmas carol, 1897)

Celtic Mystics (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867 - revised for The Book of Orm, 1870)

The Charter’d Companie (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Chaunt By The Rhine (from ‘Songs of the Terrible Year’, 1874)

The Children In The Moon (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Christmas in the City (from Temple Bar, January 1862)

The City Asleep (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

The City of Dream (1888)

A City Preacher (from Temple Bar, July 1861)

Clari In The Well (from the 1884 edition of The Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan)

Cloister Robbing (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Colin (from The Glasgow Sentinel, April 18, 1857)

Coruisken Sonnets (from The Book of Orm, 1870)

Coruisken Sonnets (Loch Coruisk, Isle Of Skye) (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Cry For Life (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Cry From The Mine (from The New Rome, 1898)

Dame Martha’s Well (from Good Words, October 1870)

The Dead (from Temple Bar, January 1861)

The Dead Baby (from Temple Bar, June 1861)

The Dead Mother (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865 under its original title ‘The Legend of the Stepmother’. The title was changed for the 1874 Poetical Works and all subsequent Collections.)

The Death Of Roland (from London Poems, 1866)

De Berny (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

The Destitute (from Temple Bar, March 1861)

The Devil’s Case (1896)

The Devil’s Peepshow (from the 1884 edition of The Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan)

The Devil’s Sabbath (from The New Rome, 1898)

A Dialogue In The Snow (from ‘Songs of the Terrible Year’, 1874)

A Dirge For Kings (from ‘Songs of the Terrible Year’, 1874)

The Dismal Throng (from The New Rome, 1898)

Doctor B. (from The New Rome, 1898)

Domine! Salvam Fac Reginam Nostram! (from The Glasgow Sentinel, September 25, 1858)

Doubt (from The Glasgow Sentinel, August 29, 1857)

The Drama of Kings (1871 - several extracts were renamed and reprinted in The Poetical Works of 1874 as ‘Songs of the Terrible Year’ and are listed separately)

A Drawing-Room Ballad (from London Society, July 1868)

The Dream of the World without Death (from The Book of Orm, 1870)

The Dreamer Of Dreams (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Earthquake (1885)

Ebbe Skammelson (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Edward Crowhurst; Or, “A New Poet” (from London Poems, 1866)

The Elf Dance (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

An English Eclogue (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

The English Huswife’s Gossip (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

L’Envoi To London Poems (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

L’Envoi to The Ballad of Mary the Mother (from The Ballad of Mary the Mother, 1897)

Erato (from The Glasgow Sentinel, August 20, 1859)

Erôs Athanatos (from The Gentleman’s Magazine, May, 1874)

Even-Song (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

The Exiles Of Oona (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

The Faces (from London Society, October 1868)

Faces on the Wall (from The Saint Pauls Magazine, May 1872)

The Faery Foster-Mother (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

The Fairy Queen (from The New Rome, 1898)

A Fareweel (from The Glasgow Sentinel, November 28, 1857)

A Fashionable Love Affair (from London Society, March 1868)

Fine Weather By Baiae (from Undertones, 1863)

Fine Weather On The Digentia (from Undertones, 1863)

Fra Giacomo (from the 1884 edition of The Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan)

The Gift Of Burns (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Gift Of Eos (from London Poems, 1866)

The Gifts. An Arab Paraphrase (from The St. James's Magazine, September 1862)

The Glamour (from London Poems, 1866)

The Gnome (from The New Rome, 1898)

God Evolving (from The New Rome, 1898)

The God-like Love (from The Gentleman’s Magazine, October 1874)

The Golden Year: An Ode on the Jubilee of the Empress Victoria (from The Buchanan Ballads Old and New, 1892 - originally published in the June, 1887 edition of The Contemporary Review under the title, ‘Annus Aureolus: An Ode on the Jubilee of the Empress Victoria.’)

The Good Judge’s Soliloquy (from The Echo, 16th August, 1889)

Good-bye (from Mary, and Other Poems, 1859)

Granddad In The Ingle (from Cassell’s Magazine, reprinted in Appleton’s Journal, March 1874)

The Grand Old Man (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Green Gnome (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

Hakon (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

Hallelujah Jane (from ‘The Last Christians’ in The New Rome, 1898)

Hark Now, What Fretful Voices (from The New Rome, 1898)

Haunted London (from Temple Bar, February 1862)

Helga and Hildebrand (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Hermioné (from The Argosy, December, 1865)

Homunculus; or, The Song of Deicides (from The Book of Orm, 1870)

How Sir Tonne Won His Bride (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Hugh Sutherland’s Pansies (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

Hugo the Bastard (from Temple Bar, October 1866)

I End As I Began (from The New Rome, 1898)

If I Were A God Like You (from ‘Carmen Deific’ in The New Rome, 1898)

The Image in the Forum (from The New Rome, 1898)

In a Fashionable Church (from The Earthquake, 1885)

In London, March 1866 (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

In The Camp (from The St. James's Magazine, March 1863)

In The May Woods (from The Glasgow Sentinel, April 23, 1859)

Iris The Rainbow (from Undertones, 1863)

The Irishman To Cromwell (from The New Rome, 1898)

James Avery (from the 1884 edition of The Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan)

Jane Lewson (from London Poems, 1866)

The Jew Passes (from The New Rome, 1898)

John Mardon, Mariner: his Strange Adventures in El Dorado (from The Saint Pauls Magazine, 1872)

The Joiner (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Julia Cytherea: A Legend of the Renaissance (from The Earthquake, 1885)

Justinian; Or, The New Creed (from The New Rome, 1898)

Kitty Kemble (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

Langley Lane (from London Poems, 1866)

A Lark’s Flight (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

The Last Bivouac (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Last Christians (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Last Faith (from The New Rome, 1898)

Last Night (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Last Of The Hangmen (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

The Last Poet (from The Gentleman’s Magazine, June, 1874)

The Lead-Melting (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866. Also included in The New Rome, 1898)

The Legend Of The Little Fay (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

The Legend Of The Stepmother (see note on ‘The Dead Mother’ above)

Lesbia (To Catullus) (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Life Song of Buchanan (Posthumously published in the anthology, A Beggar’s Wallet, 1905)

The Lifting Of The Veil (from The Book of Orm, 1870)

The Lights Of Leith (from the 1884 edition of The Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan)

Lines For The Centenary Of Robert Burns (from The Glasgow Sentinel, January 8, 1859)

The Litany. De Profundis (from The Devil’s Case, 1894)

Little Christina’s Dance (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

The Little Milliner (from London Poems, 1866)

Liz (from London Poems, 1866)

London, 1864 (from London Poems, 1866)

Lord Ronald’s Wife (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

The Lords Of The Bread (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Lost Women (from The New Rome, 1898)

A Love Lyric (from The Glasgow Sentinel, March 27, 1858)

A Love Lyric by ‘Mary Gurney’ (from The Glasgow Sentinel, December 5, 1857)

The Lover’s Stratagem (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Love’s Heaven (from The Glasgow Sentinel, January 17, 1857)

Lydia At The Savoy (from The New Rome, 1898)

Maeterlinck (from The New Rome, 1898)

Maid Avoraine (from Once A Week, July 19, 1862)

Maid Mettelil (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Man Of The Red Right Hand (from The New Rome, 1898)

Mark Now, How Close They Are Akin (from The New Rome, 1898)

Mary Mine (from The Glasgow Sentinel, December 27, 1856)

Meg Blane (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

The Mercenaries (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Mermaid (from The New Rome, 1898)

Metempsychosis (from Undertones, 1863 - not included in 1865 edition)

The Minister And The Elfin (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

The Modern Warrior (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

The Monkey and the Microscope (from St. Pauls Magazine, August 1872 - reprinted in Under The Microscope by Algernon Charles Swinburne (Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1899).

Mordred (from The St. James's Magazine, August 1863)

A Morning Invocation (from The New Rome, 1898)

My Love (from The Glasgow Sentinel, November 15, 1856)

The Naiad (from Undertones, 1863)

Napoleon Fallen (1871)

Nell (from London Poems, 1866)

Nelson’s Day (from ‘The Mercenaries’ in The New Rome, 1898)

The New Buddha (from The New Rome, 1898)

The New Covenant (written for the opening ceremony of the 1888 Glasgow International Exhibition)

The New Rome: A Dialogue (from The New Rome, 1898)

Nietszche (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Northern Muse (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

The Northern Wooing (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

Ode Before Paris (from ‘Songs of the Terrible Year’, 1874)

Ode To The Spirit Of Auguste Comte (from ‘Songs of the Terrible Year’, 1874)

Oh! Merry Is The Summer Time (from The Glasgow Sentinel, December 6, 1856)

Old Rome (from The New Rome, 1898)

O Mariners (from The Earthquake, 1885)

O’Murtogh (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

On The Death Of An Infant Sister (from The Glasgow Sentinel, October 18, 1856)

On The Natal Day Of Burns (from The Glasgow Sentinel, January 17, 1857)

On The Shore (from The New Rome, 1898)

Orpheus The Musician (from Undertones, 1863 - revised for 1865 edition))

The Outcast (1891)

Outcasts (from Temple Bar, February, 1861)

The Owl (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Pan (from Undertones, 1863)

Pan At Hampton Court (from The Earthquake, 1885. Also included in The New Rome, 1898)

Pan: Epilogue (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

Patriotism (from The New Rome, 1898)

Peace, Not A Sword (from The New Rome, 1898)

Penelope (from Undertones, 1863 - revised for 1865 edition)

The Perfect State (from ‘Songs of the Terrible Year’, 1874)

Phil Blood’s Leap (from the 1884 edition of The Poetical Works of Robert Buchanan)

The Philosophers (from The Book of Orm, 1870)

A Poem To David (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

Poet Andrew (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

Polytheme’s Passion (from Undertones, 1863)

The Prayer In The Night (from ‘Songs of the Terrible Year’, 1874)

Preamble (to Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865 - verses 3 & 4 later reworked as ‘The Lowland Village’)

A Prelude (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867 - revised for The Book of Orm, 1870)

Proteus (from Undertones, 1863 - revised for 1865 edition)

Pygmalion The Sculptor (from Undertones, 1863)

Ramon Monat (from The Earthquake, 1885)

The River (from Temple Bar, September 1861)

Rizpah-Madonna (from The Earthquake, 1885)

The Robin Redbreast (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Rose (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Roses (from The Book of Orm, 1870)

Rural Courtship (from The Glasgow Sentinel, June 6, 1857)

The Sad Shepherd - To Thomas Hardy (from The New Rome, 1898)

Saint Abe And His Seven Wives (1872)

The Saint’s Story (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

Sappho: On The Leucadian Rock (from Undertones, 1863)

The Satyr (from Undertones, 1863 - revised for 1865 edition)

The Scaith O’ Bartle (from London Poems, 1866)

A Scottish Eclogue (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

Selene The Moon (from Undertones, 1863)

Seraphina Snowe (from The New Rome, 1898)

Serapion (from The Earthquake, 1885)

The Session of the Poets (first published in the Spectator 15th September, 1866) - reprinted in Under The Microscope by Algernon Charles Swinburne (Portland, Maine: Thomas B. Mosher, 1899).

Shepherds, Wake, It Is Christmas-Tide (from The Ballad of Mary the Mother, 1897)

The Shower (from The New Rome, 1898)

A Sigh (from The Glasgow Sentinel, February 6, 1858)

Signe at the Wake (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Signelil The Serving-Maiden (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Sigurd Of Saxony (from North Coast and Other Poems, 1867)

Sir Morten of Fogelsong (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Sir Tristem (from Once A Week, March 22, 1862)

Sisters Of Midnight (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Skein (from Broadway Magazine, December 1867)

Socrates In Camden (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Soldier (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Soliloquy Of The Grand Être (from The Earthquake, 1885)

A Song Of Jubilee (from The New Rome, 1898)

Song Of The Fur-Seal (from The New Rome, 1898)

Song Of The Slain (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Sphinx: On The Thames Embankment (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Spirit Of France (from ‘Songs of the Terrible Year’, 1874)

Spring Song After Snow (from The New Rome, 1898)

Spring Song In The City (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

The Starling (from London Poems, 1866)

Storm In The Night (from The Earthquake, 1885 - a revised version is included in ‘The Last Christians’ from The New Rome, 1898)

The Stormy Ones (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Sunken City (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

Supreme Love (from The Saint Pauls Magazine, February, 1872)

Sunshine Through The Clouds (from The Glasgow Sentinel, December 20, 1856)

Suspiria de Profundis (from London Society, December, 1868)

The Swallows (from the London Poems section in the 1884 collected edition)

The Swan-Song Of Apollo (from Undertones, 1865 - not included in 1863 edition)

The Syren (from Undertones, 1865 - not included in 1863 edition)

Temple Bar (from Temple Bar, December 1860)

These Voices (from The New Rome, 1898)

Tiger Bay (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

To A Poet Of The Empire (from The New Rome, 1898)

To David In Heaven (from Undertones, 1863)

To David In Heaven: Thirty Years After (from The New Rome, 1898)

To George Bernard Shaw (from The New Rome, 1898)

To Juvenal (from The New Rome, 1898)

To Mary On Earth (from Undertones, 1863)

To Olive Schreiner (from The New Rome, 1898)

To One In Heaven (from Mary, and Other Poems, 1859)

To The Moon (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

Tom Dunstan; Or, The Politician (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

Tommie Atkins (from ‘The Mercenaries’ in The New Rome, 1898)

The Tramp’s Ditty (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Treasure-Seeker (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

The True Song Of Fairyland (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Twice-Wedded (from Temple Bar, August 1861)

The Two Babes (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

The Two Sisters (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

The Two Voices (from ‘Songs of the Terrible Year’, 1874)

The Union (from The New Rome, 1898)

Up In An Attic (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

Venus On The Sun-Car (originally ‘Venus Cytherea’ from Undertones, 1863 - title changed for 1865 edition)

Victory (from The New Rome, 1898)

Village Voices (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

The Vision Of The Man Accurst (from The Book of Orm, 1870)

A Voice From Academe (from Undertones, 1863)

The Voice (from Mary, and Other Poems, 1859)

The Voice In The Snow (from Undertones, 1863 - not included in 1865 edition)

Vox Dei (from The New Rome, 1898)

Vox Populi (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Voyage Of Magellan (from The Earthquake, 1885)

The Wake Of Tim O’Hara (from the ‘London Poems’ section in the 1884 Poetical Works)

Walt Whitman - One Handshake, Walt! (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Wandering Jew (1893)

The Waxwork; or, Love and Rumour (from The Saint Pauls Magazine, June, 1872)

The Wearing Of The Green (from The New Rome, 1898)

The Wee, Wee Gnome (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

White Lily Of Weardale-Head (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

The White Robe; Or, Zola In A Nutshell (from The New Rome, 1898)

White Rose And Red (1873)

The Widow Mysie (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

Wife And I (from Once A Week, June 21, 1862)

Willie Baird (from Idyls and Legends of Inverburn, 1865)

Wooing (from The Glasgow Sentinel, September 26, 1857)

Young Axelvold (from Ballad Stories of the Affections: from the Scandinavian, 1866)

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