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UNTAMED AVATARS
Alternate title: Untitled ("They break from the pack . . .")



UNTITLED ("Across the wastes of No Man’s Land . . .")
Alternate title: NO MAN’S LAND




UNTITLED ("Adam’s loins were mountains")
Alternate title: ADAM’S LOINS WERE MOUNTAINS
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Salaam: / THIS IS A LETTER I STARTED . . .");
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY
.



UNTITLED ("Adventure, I have followed your beck")
Alternate title: ADVENTURE (1)




UNTITLED ("After the trumps are sounded")
 Alternate title: AFTER THE TRUMPS ARE SOUNDED
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1927 ("Salaam: / Then the little boy said . . .");
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Against the blood red moon a tower stands")
 Alternate title: AGAINST A BLOOD RED MOON A TOWER STANDS
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. August/September 1927 ("ARE YOU THE YOUNG MAN . . .");
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY
.



UNTITLED ("The ages stride on golden feet")
Alternate title: THE AGES STRIDE ON GOLDEN FEET




UNTITLED ("Ah, I know black queens . . .")
Alternate title: STRANGE PASSION




UNTITLED ("Ah, the rover hides . . .")
Alternate title: O THE BRAVE SEA-ROVER




UNTITLED ("Ah, those were glittering, jeweled days")
Alternate title: DAYS OF GLORY




UNTITLED ("All is pose and artifice")
Alternate title: ARTIFICE




UNTITLED ("All men look at life . . .")
Alternate title: PERSPECTIVE




UNTITLED ("All the crowd")
Alternate title: ALL THE CROWD
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, October 9, 1925 ("Salaam, sahib; / Say, boy, you're . . .");
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY
.



UNTITLED ("Am-ra stood on a mountain height")
Alternate title: SUMMER MORN




UNTITLED ("The ancient boast, the ancient song")
Alternate title: THE HOUSE OF GAEL




UNTITLED ("And Bill, he looked at me and said")
Alternative title: AND BILL, HE LOOKED AT ME AND SAID
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("And Dempsey climbed into the ring and the crowd sneered")
 Alternate title: AND DEMPSEY CLIMBED INTO THE RING
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, July 16, 1925 ("Salaam, sahib: / What ho, milord!");
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("And there were lethal women, flaming ice and fire")
 Alternate title: AND THERE WERE LETHAL WOMEN
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929 ("Salaam: / Last night the Sunday School . . .");
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("As a great spider grows to monstrous girth")
Alternate title: JU-JU DOOM




UNTITLED ("As I rode down to Lincoln town")
Alternate title: AS I RODE DOWN TO LINCOLN TOWN




UNTITLED ("As I went down to Salem town . . .")
Alternate title: A RHYME OF SALEM TOWN




UNTITLED ("As you dance upon the air")
 Alternate title: AS YOU DANCE UPON THE AIR
Incomplete; Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("At the Inn of the Gory Dagger, with nothing to . . .")
 Alternate title: AT THE INN OF THE GORY DAGGER
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929 ("Salaam: / Ancient English Balladel");
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY
.



UNTITLED ("Away in the dusky barracoon")
Alternate title: CORNISH JACK




UNTITLED ("The Baron of Fenland sat at ease")
 Alternate title: THE BARON OF FENLAND SAT AT EASE
Included in a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1927 ("Salaam: / Having just got your letter . . .");
All the publications except THE NEW HOWARD READER and COLLECTED LETTERS
are facsimile reproductions of the second page of that letter, which contains the verse;

Titled with
the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The baron quaffed a draught of wine . . .")
Alternate title: THE BARON AND THE WENCH




UNTITLED ("A beggar, singing without")
 Alternate title: A BEGGAR, SINGING WITHOUT
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1929 ("Salaam: Black Dawn");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Bill Boozy was a pirate bold")
 Alternate title: BILL BOOZY WAS A PIRATE BOLD
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, July 30, 1923 ("Clyde sahib, bohut salaam, bahadur");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Brazen thewed giant of a grimmer Age")
 Alternate title: BRAZEN THEWED GIANT OF A GRIMMER AGE
Unfinished; Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The broken walls of Babel")
Alternate title: THE BROKEN WALLS OF BABEL




UNTITLED ("By old Abie Goldstein’s pawn shop")
 Alternate title: BY OLD ABIE GOLDSTEIN’S PAWN SHOP
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1929 ("Salaam: Black Dawn");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The champion sneered . . .")
Alternate title: THE CHAMP




UNTITLED ("The chariots were chanting . . .")
Alternate title: THE LAST WORDS HE HEARD




UNTITLED ("Chesterton twanged on his lyre")
Alternate title: A SONG OF BARDS




UNTITLED ("A Chinese washer, Ching-Ling")
 Alternate title: A CHINESE WASHER, CHING-LING
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Cities brooding beneath the sea")
Alternate title: WHO IS GRANDPA THEOBOLD?




UNTITLED ("A clash of steel, a thud of hoofs")
 Alternate title: A CLASH OF STEEL, A THUD OF HOOFS
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, August 4, 1923 ("Clyde Sahib; / You say I'll be in Kabul.");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Come with me to the Land of Sunrise")
Alternate title: THE TRAIL OF GOLD




UNTITLED ("A cringing woman’s lot is hard")
 Alternate title: A CRINGING WOMAN’S LOT IS HARD
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June 1928 ("Salaam; / Ho, ho, the long lights . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Dark are your eyes")
 Alternate title: DARK ARE YOUR EYES
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, January 30, 1925 ("Salaam, sahib; / I’m sending you . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The day that towers, …")
Alternate title: NISAPUR




UNTITLED ("Deep in my bosom . . .")
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Salaam: / I have forgotten . . .")



UNTITLED ("The doine sidhe sang to our swords . . .")
Alternate title: COUNTERSPELLS




UNTITLED ("Drawers that a girl strips down her thighs")
 Alternate title: DRAWERS THAT A GIRL STRIPS DOWN HER THIGHS
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Salaam: / I got such a laugh . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Early in the morning I gazed at the eastern skies")
 Alternate title: EARLY IN THE MORNING I GAZED AT THE EASTERN SKIES
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926 ("Salaam; / I’m trying to write again . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The east is red and I am dead")
 Alternate title: THE EAST IS RED AND I AM DEAD
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928 ("Salaam: / Listen, you crumb . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The elder gods have fled")
Alternate title: PASSING OF THE ELDER GODS




UNTITLED ("Eons before the Atlantean days . . .")
Alternate title: THE SYMBOL




UNTITLED ("Far in the gloomy northland")
Alternate title: FAR IN THE GLOOMY NORTHLAND




UNTITLED ("Fill up my goblet . . .")
Alternate titles: SOWERS OF THE THUNDER (verse heading); THE BALLAD OF BAIBARS
The last eight lines were used by REH as verse heading for the story "Sowers of the Thunder", and titled "The Ballad of Baibars"



UNTITLED ("Flappers flicker and flap and flirt")
 Alternate title: FLAPPERS FLICKER AND FLAP AND FLIRT
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. December 1928 ("Salaam: / Out in front of Goldstein’s . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("For I have seen the lizards crawl")
Alternate title: BABYLON




UNTITLED ("For I, with the . . .")
Alternate title: THE DUST DANCE (1)




UNTITLED ("For what is a maid to the shout of kings")
 Alternate title: FOR WHAT IS A MAID TO THE SHOUT OF KINGS
Incomplete; Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Forever down the ages")
Alternate title: DOWN THE AGES




UNTITLED ("Forth from the purple . . .")
Alternate title: THE OUTCAST




UNTITLED ("From the dim red dawn of Creation")
Alternate title: MEN OF THE SHADOWS (verse heading)




UNTITLED ("Give ye of my best though the dole be meger")
 Alternate title: GIVE YE OF MY BEST THOUGH THE DOLE BE MEGER
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926 ("Salaam; / I’m trying to write again . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Gods of heather, gods of lake")
Alternate titles: RUNE; RUNE OF THE ANCIENT ONE




UNTITLED ("The great gray oaks . . .")
Alternate title: THE OAKS




UNTITLED ("Hark, hark, the jackals bark")
Alternate title: MADAM GOOSE’S RHYMES




UNTITLED ("A haunting cadence fills the night with fierce longing")
 Alternate title: A HAUNTING CADENCE FILLS THE NIGHT WITH FIERCE LONGING
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929 ("Salaam: / Last night the Sunday School . . .");
Titled  with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("He clutched his penis tight")
 Alternate title: HE CLUTCHED HIS PENIS TIGHT
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Salaam: / I’ll swear . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("He did not glance above the trail . . .")
Alternate title: THE FEUD




UNTITLED ("He has rigged her and tricked her")
Alternate title: THE STRALSUND




UNTITLED ("The helmsman gaily, rode down the rickerboo")
 Alternate title: THE HELMSMAN GAILY, RODE DOWN THE RICKERBOO
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, June 22 1923 ("Clyde sahib greeting: / I found your . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Here where the post-oaks . . .")
Alternate title: THE SAND-HILLS’ CREST



UNTITLED ("A high land and a hill land!")
Alternate title: A HIGH LAND AND A HILL LAND!



UNTITLED ("High on his throne Baal-Pteor sat")
Alternate title: BAAL-PTEOR




UNTITLED ("High on his throne sat Bran Mak Morn")
Alternate title: A SONG OF THE RACE




UNTITLED ("High the towers and mighty . . .")
Alternate title: WHO SHALL SING OF BABYLON?




UNTITLED ("Hills of the North! Lavender hills")
 Alternate title: HILLS OF THE NORTH! LAVENDER HILLS
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, January 30, 1925 ("Salaam, sahib; / I’m sending you . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Ho, for a trail that is bloody and long!")
Alternate title: TRAIL’S END




UNTITLED ("Ho, ho, the long lights lift amain")
 Alternate title: HO, HO, THE LONG LIGHTS LIFT AMAIN
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June 1928 ("Ho, ho, the long lights . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Ho merry bark, let’s go.")
 Alternate title: HO MERRY BARK, LET’S GO
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The House of Asgaard passes . . .")
Alternate title: NO MORE THE SERPENT PROW




UNTITLED ("How can I wear the harness of toil")
Alternate title: THE DRUMS OF PICTDOM




UNTITLED ("How long have you written, Eddie Guest?")
Alternate title: EDGAR GUEST




UNTITLED ("How your right thudded on my jaw.")
Alternate title: SLUGGER'S VOW



UNTITLED ("A hundred years the great war raged")
 Alternate title: A HUNDRED YEARS THE GREAT WAR RAGED
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, August 4, 1923 ("Clyde Sahib; / You say I'll be in Kabul.");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("I am a Devon oak")
Alternate title: DEVON OAK




UNTITLED ("I am an actor . . .")
Alternate title: THE ACTOR



UNTITLED ("I am MAN from the primal, I")
 Alternate title: I AM MAN FROM THE PRIMAL, I
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928 ("Salaam: / Not having much . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.




UNTITLED ("I am the Spirit of War!")
 Alternate title: I AM THE SPIRIT OF WAR!
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, January 30, 1925 ("Salaam, sahib; / I’m sending you . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("I call the muster of iron men")
 Alternate title: I CALL THE MUSTER OF IRON MEN
From an early draft of "Crowd-Horror";
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("I can recall a quiet sky . . .")
Alternate title: A DAWN IN FLANDERS




UNTITLED ("I carved a woman out of marble when")
Alternate title: FLAMING MARBLE




UNTITLED ("I caught Joan alone upon her bed")
Alternate title: PRELUDE




UNTITLED ("I cut my teeth on toil and pain")
Alternate title: WHEN THE GLACIERS RUMBLED SOUTH




UNTITLED ("I do not sing of a paradise")
 Alternate title: I DO NOT SING OF A PARADISE
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928 ("Salaam: / Listen, you crumb . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("I hate the man who tells me that I lied")
 Alternate title: I HATE THE MAN WHO TELLS ME THAT I LIED
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Salaam: / THIS IS A LETTER I STARTED . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("I heard the drum as I went . . .")
Alternate title: THE DRUM




UNTITLED ("I hold all women are a gang of tramps")
 Alternate title: I HOLD ALL WOMEN ARE A GANG OF TRAMPS
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. December 1928 ("Salaam: / Out in front of Goldstein’s . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("I knocked upon her lattice – soft!")
 Alternate title: I KNOCKED UPON HER LATTICE – SOFT!
This poem is at the end of Act I, Scene I of "Songs of Bastards";
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1929 ("Salaam: / Black Dawn");

Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("I lay in Yen’s opium joint")
 Alternate title: I LAY IN YEN’S OPIUM JOINT
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, January 30, 1925 ("Salaam, sahib; / I’m sending you . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("I saw the grass on the hillside bend")
Alternate title: DANCE MACABRE




UNTITLED ("I stand in the streets of the city")
Alternate title: THE KING OF THE AGES COMES




UNTITLED ("I tell you this, my friend")
 Alternate title: I TELL YOU THIS, MY FRIEND
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, August 6, 1925 ("Salaam: / I’m glad you passed . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("I too have strode those white-paved roads")
Alternate title: ROADS




UNTITLED ("I was a chief of the Chatagai")
Alternate title: A THOUSAND YEARS AGO




UNTITLED ("I was a prince of China, . . .")
Alternate title: PRINCE AND BEGGAR




UNTITLED ("I, was I there")
Alternate title: WAS I THERE?




UNTITLED ("I was once, I declare, a grog-shop man")
Alternate title: A BALLAD OF BEER




UNTITLED ("I’m more than a man and less than a god")
 Alternate title: I’M MORE THAN A MAN AND LESS THAN A GOD
Contained in the single page of draft of the story "Yellow Laughter";
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The iron harp that Adam christened Life")
 Alternate title: THE IRON HARP THAT ADAM CHRISTENED LIFE
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. April 1929 ("Salaam: / The iron harp that . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("A jackal laughed from a thicket still, . . .")
Alternate title: FLIGHT



UNTITLED ("Keep women, thrones and kingly lands")
 Alternate title: KEEP WOMEN, THRONES AND KINGLY LANDS
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928 ("Salaam: / Listen, you crumb . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Keresa, Keresita")
Alternate title: KERESA, KERESITA




UNTITLED ("Let it rest with the ages mysteries")
 Alternate title: LET IT REST WITH THE AGE MYSTERIES
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1931 ("Fear Finn:/ I wrote Bradford . . .");
May or may not actually be by REH, he may in fact be quoting someone else, possible a variation of a Robert Louis Stevenson verse;

Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Let me live as I was born to live")
 Alternate title: LET ME LIVE AS I WAS BORN TO LIVE
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Salaam: / THIS IS A LETTER I STARTED . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Let us up in the hills together")
 Alternate title: LET US UP IN THE HILLS TOGETHER
This poem is at the end of Act I, Scene II of "Songs of Bastards";
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1929 ("Salaam: / Black Dawn");

Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Life is a cynical, romantic pig")
 Alternate title: LIFE IS A CYNICAL, ROMANTIC PIG
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1930 ("Salaam, Fear Ohghruagach . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Life is a lot of hooey")
 Alternate title: LIFE IS A LOT OF HOOEY
This poem is contained in Act II, Scene I of "Songs of Bastards";
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1929 ("Salaam: / Black Dawn");
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY
.



UNTITLED ("Life is a ladder . . .")
Alternate title: THE LADDER OF LIFE




UNTITLED ("Life is the same . . .")
Alternate title: THE PHASES OF LIFE




UNTITLED ("Little brown man of Nippon . . .")
Alternate title: LITTLE BROWN MAN OF NIPPON




UNTITLED ("Lizzen my children and you shall be told")
 Alternate title: LIZZEN MY CHILDREN AND YOU SHALL BE TOLD
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. September 1931 ("Fear Finn: / Lizzen my children . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Long ere Priapus . . .")
Alternate title: THE GODS OF EASTER ISLAND




UNTITLED ("Long were the years . . .")
Alternate title: THE ECSTASY OF DESOLATION




UNTITLED ("Love is singing soft and low")
 Alternate title: LOVE IS SINGING SOFT AND LOW
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. December 1928 ("Salaam: / Out in front of Goldstein’s . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Mahomet! Man of Mecca!")
Alternate title: MAHOMET




UNTITLED ("Many fell at the grog-shop wall")
 Alternate title: MANY FELL AT THE GROG-SHOP WALL
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1931 ("Fear Finn: / Have you heard anything . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The Master beat on his master-drum")
Alternate title: THE MASTER-DRUM




UNTITLED ("Match a toad with a far-winged hawk")
 Alternate title: MATCH A TOAD WITH A FAR-WINGED HAWK
From an undated, enclosed separate document sent with a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith ("Poem penned by Akbar Ali . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Men are toys on a godling’s string")
 Alternate title: MEN ARE TOYS ON A GODLING’S STRING
This poem is contained in "Songs of Bastards";
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1929 ("Salaam: / Black Dawn");

Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Men I have slain with naked steel")
Alternate title: THE SWORD OF LAL SINGH




UNTITLED ("Men say my years are few, yet I am old")
Alternate title: THE GUISE OF YOUTH




UNTITLED ("Mingle my dust with the burning brand")
 Alternate title: MINGLE MY DUST WITH THE BURNING BRAND
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, August 28, 1925 ("Salaam; / I’ve been thinking.");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The moon above the Kerry hills . . .")
Alternate titles: BLACK MICHAEL’S STORY; THE SONG OF MURTAGH O’BRIEN; RETRIBUTION




UNTITLED ("Moonlight and shadows barred the land")
 Alternate title: MOONLIGHT AND SHADOWS BARRED THE LAND
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. late 1928 ("Salaam: / I swear, if I’d laughed . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The moonlight glimmered white . . .")
Alternate title: MINE BUT TO SERVE




UNTITLED ("Moses was our leader . . .")
Alternate title: THE ODYSSEY OF ISRAEL




UNTITLED ("Mother Eve, Mother Eve, I name you a fool")
 Alternate title: MOTHER EVE, MOTHER EVE, I NAME YOU A FOOL
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928 ("Salaam: / Listen, you crumb . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Murky the night")
 Alternate title: MURKY THE NIGHT
Unfinished; actually titled "Untitled";
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("My brother he was an auctioneer")
 Alternate title: MY BROTHER HE WAS A AUCTIONEER
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November-December 1928 ("Salaam: / Heh heh!");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("My brothers are blond and calm of speech")
Alternate title: ALIEN



UNTITLED ("My empty skull is full of dust")
Alternate title: A POET’S SKULL



UNTITLED ("My heart is a silver drum tonight")
Alternate title: THE CALL OF PAN




UNTITLED ("My name is Baal . . .")
Alternate title: BAAL




UNTITLED ("Night falls")
Alternate title: NOCTURNE




UNTITLED ("Night in the county of Donegal")
Alternate title: FAREWELL, PROUD MUNSTER




UNTITLED ("The night winds whisper . . .")
Alternate title: THE NIGHT WINDS




UNTITLED ("‘No more!’ they swear . . .")
Alternate title: THE LEGACY OF TUBAL-CAIN




UNTITLED ("Noah was my applesauce")
 Alternate title: NOAH WAS MY APPLESAUCE
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Salaam: / I’ll swear . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Now anthropoid and leprous shadows lope")
Alternate title: ALL HALLOWS EVE




UNTITLED ("Now bright, now red, the sabers sped")
 Alternate title: NOW BRIGHT, NOW RED, THE SABERS SPED
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, June 22 1923 ("Clyde sahib greeting: / I found your . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Now come the days of high . . .")
Alternate title: A FABLE FOR CRITICS




UNTITLED ("Now hark to this tale of long ago")
Alternate title: WHEN MEN WERE BOLD




UNTITLED ("Now is a summer come out of the sea")
Alternate title: BUT THE HILLS WERE ANCIENT THEN




UNTITLED ("Now that the kings have fallen")
Alternate title: WHERE ARE YOUR KNIGHTS, DONN OTHNA?




Untitled ("Now the stars are all gleaming")
Alternate title: NOW THE STARS ARE ALL GLEAMING
 Included in a letter to Robert W. Gordon, May 14, 1928; inadvertently left out of COLLECTED POETRY
.



UNTITLED ("O’er lakes agleam . . .")
Alternate title: CHANT OF THE WHITE BEARD




UNTITLED ("Oh, the road to glory lay")
 Alternate title: OH, THE ROAD TO GLORY LAY
A poem that is contained in "The Pit of the Serpent," and appears with all publications of that story;
Attributed to Steve Costigan’s fictional shipmate Hansen;
Appears to be a short takeoff from "The Battle of Manila Bay," 1904, an epic poem about an American sea victory;

Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Oh, we are little children, marching on to Hell")
 Alternate title: OH, WE ARE LITTLE CHILDREN, MARCHING ON TO HELL
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Salaam: / I’ll swear . . .");
This poem is contained in the story "People of the Winged Skulls" ;
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.




UNTITLED ("Oh, ye who tread the narrow way")
Alternate title: EXHORTATION




UNTITLED ("Old Faro Bill was a man of might")
 Alternate title: OLD FARO BILL
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Heh heh! At last I’ve sold . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("One slept beneath the branches dim")
Alternate title: THE RETURN OF SIR RICHARD GRENVILLE




UNTITLED ("Out in front of Goldestein’s, over by the Loop")
 Alternate title: OUT IN FRONT OF GOLDSTEIN’S, OVER BY THE LOOP
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. December 1928 ("Salaam: / Out in front of Goldstein’s . . .");
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY
.



UNTITLED ("Out of Asia the tribesmen came")
 Alternate title: OUT OF ASIA THE TRIBESMEN CAME
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, July 30, 1923 ("Clyde sahib, bohut salaam, bahadur");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Out of the Texas desert . . .")
Alternate title: THE BANDIT




UNTITLED ("Over the hills the winds . . .")
Alternate title: THE WINDS OF THE SEA (1)




UNTITLED ("Over the old Rio Grandey")
Alternate title: OVER THE OLD RIO GRANDEY




UNTITLED ("Over the place the lights go out")
Alternate title: IN THE RING




UNTITLED ("Palm-trees are waving in the Gulf breeze")
 Alternate title: PALM-TREES ARE WAVING IN THE GULF BREEZE
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, September 7, 1924 ("Salaam, Clyde, / You ought to be here.");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Ramona! Ramona!")
 Alternate title: RAMONA! ROMONA!
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November-December 1928 ("Salaam: / Heh heh!");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Rattle of drums")
Alternate title: RATTLE OF DRUMS




UNTITLED ("Rebel souls from the falling dark")
 Alternate title: REBEL SOULS FROM THE FALLING DARK
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Heh heh! At last I’ve sold . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Red swirls of dust")
Alternate title: THE PLAINS OF GILBAN




UNTITLED ("Rise to the peak of the ladder")
Alternate title: NEVER BEYOND THE BEAST




UNTITLED ("The road to Hell")
Alternate title: THE ROAD TO HELL




UNTITLED ("Roar, silver trumpets")
Alternate title: ROAR, SILVER TRUMPETS




UNTITLED ("Roses laughed in her pretty hair")
 Alternate title: ROSES LAUGHED IN HER PRETTY HAIR
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, August 28, 1925 ("Salaam; / I’ve been thinking.");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY and A WORD FROM THE OUTER DARK.



UNTITLED ("A sappe ther wos and that a crumbe manne")
 Alternate title: A SAPPE THER WOS AND THAT A CRUMBE MANNE
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Heh heh! At last I’ve sold . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY and SELECTED POEMS.



UNTITLED ("Sappho, the Grecian hills are gold")
 Alternate title: SAPPHO, THE GRECIAN HILLS ARE GOLD
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November-December 1928 ("Salaam: / Heh heh!");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Scarlet and gold are the stars tonight")
 Alternate title: SCARLET AND GOLD ARE THE STARS TONIGHT
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Heh heh! At last I’ve sold . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY and A WORD FROM THE OUTER DARK.



UNTITLED ("The scarlet standards of the sun")
Alternate title: THE ADVENTURER’S MISTRESS (1)




UNTITLED ("A sea of molten silver")
Alternate title: THE SANDS OF THE DESERT




UNTITLED ("Seven kings of the grey old cities")
Alternate title: SEVEN KINGS




UNTITLED ("The shades of night were falling faster")
 Alternate title: THE SHADES OF NIGHT WERE FALLING FAST
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, April 14, 1926 ("Salaam; / Being in an (un)poetical mood . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED (draft, "She came in the grey of . . .")
Alternate title: A CHALLENGE TO BAST




UNTITLED ("Silence falls on Mecca’s walls")
Alternate title: SILENCE FALLS ON MECCA’S WALLS




UNTITLED ("Slow shifts the sands of time . . .")
Alternate title: THE SANDS OF TIME




UNTITLED ("The snow-capped peaks of Ural . . .")
Alternate title: THE TARTAR RAID




UNTITLED ("The spiders of weariness come on me")
 Alternate title: THE SPIDERS OF WEARINESS COME ON ME
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1928 ("Salaam: / Glad you’re writing . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The stars beat up . . .")
Alternate titles: THE HEART OF THE SEA’S DESIRE; MATE OF THE SEA




UNTITLED ("Stay not from me, that veil . . .")
Alternate titles: STAY NOT FROM ME; SHADOW OF DREAMS




UNTITLED ("A sturdy housewife was . . .")
Alternate title: GOOD MISTRESS BROWN




UNTITLED ("Swift with your mitts")
Alternate title: TIME, THE VICTOR




UNTITLED ("Swords glimmered up the pass")
 Alternate title: SWORDS GLIMMERED UP THE PASS
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Salaam: / I’ll swear . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Take some honey from a cat")
 Alternate title: TAKE SOME HONEY FROM A CAT
From a letter to TCS, ca. August/September 1927 ("ARE YOU THE YOUNG MAN . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The tall man answered:")
 Alternate title: THE TALL MAN ANSWERED
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Salaam: / I’ll swear, if I'd laughed . . .");
This poem is contained in the story "People of the Winged Skulls";
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The tall man rose and said:")
 Alternate title: THE TALL MAN ROSE AND SAID
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Salaam: / I’ll swear, if I'd laughed . . .");
This poem is contained in the story "People of the Winged Skulls";

Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The tall man said:")
 Alternate title: THE TALL MAN SAID
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 ("Salaam: / I’ll swear, if I'd laughed . . .");
This poem is contained in the story "People of the Winged Skulls";
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Tell me not in coocoo numbers")
 Alternate title: TELL ME NOT IN COOCOO NUMBERS
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. October 1927 ("Salaam: / Seeking cognizance . . .");
Contained in the story "The Fastidious Fooey Mancucu";

Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Then Stein the peddler with rising joy")
 Alternate title: THEN STEIN THE PEDDLER WITH RISING JOY
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. July 1930 ("Salaam, Fear Finn: / Then Stein the peddler . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("There are grim things did")
 Alternate title: THERE ARE GRIM THINGS DID
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, undated ("Salaam: / There once was a wicked . . .");
This is a draft form of "The Ballad of Singapore Nell";

Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("There burns in me . . .")
Alternate title: INVECTIVE




UNTITLED ("There come long days . . .")
Alternate title: AN OUTWORN STORY




UNTITLED ("There is a misty sea . . .")
Alternate title: A MISTY SEA




UNTITLED ("There is a sea and a silent moon")
Alternate title: THE GHOST OCEAN




UNTITLED ("There is a strangeness in my soul")
Alternate title: ECSTASY




UNTITLED ("There once was a wicked old elf")
 Alternate title: THERE ONCE WAS A WICKED OLD ELF
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, undated ("Salaam: / There once was a wicked . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("There was a thing of the shadow world")
Alternate title: SHADOW THING




UNTITLED ("There was a young girl from Siberia")
Alternate title: LIMERICKS TO SPANK BY




UNTITLED ("There was an old dick")
 Alternate title: THERE WAS AN OLD DICK
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1929 ("Salaam: / Black Dawn");
Contained in the untitled story ("Hatrack!");

Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("There were three lads who went their destined ways")
 Alternate title: THERE WERE THREE LADS WHO WENT THEIR DESTINED WAYS
From an undated, enclosed separate document sent with a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith;
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY, SELECTED POETRY, and A WORD FROM THE OUTER DARK.



UNTITLED ("There’s a bell that hangs in a hidden cave")
Alternate title: THE BELL OF MORNI




UNTITLED ("There’s a calling, and a calling . . .")
Alternate title: A CALLING TO ROME




UNTITLED ("There’s an isle far away on the breast of the sea")
 Alternate title: THERE’S AN ISLE FAR AWAY ON THE BREAST OF THE SEA
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. December 1928 ("Salaam: / Out in front of Goldstein’s . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("They break from the pack . . .")
Alternate title: UNTAMED AVATARS




UNTITLED ("They cast her out of the . . .")
Alternate title: DAUGHTER OF EVIL




UNTITLED ("They gave me a dollar . . .")
Alternate title: SONG OF A FUGITIVE BARD




UNTITLED ("They matched me up that night with a bird that was a fright")
 Alternate title: THEY MATCHED ME UP THAT NIGHT WITH A BIRD THAT WAS A FRIGHT
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June 1928 ("Salaam; / Ho, ho, the long lights . . .");
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY
.



UNTITLED ("They were there, in the distance dreaming")
 Alternate title: THEY WERE THERE, IN THE DISTANCE DREAMING
From a letter to H. P. Lovecraft, April 23, 1933 ("I’m enclosing some of the latest views . . .");
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY
.



UNTITLED ("This is a young world")
 Alternate title: THIS IS A YOUNG WORLD
Titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY and A WORD FROM THE OUTER DARK.



UNTITLED ("This is no land for weaklings, . . .")
Alternate title: ZULULAND




UNTITLED ("This is the tale of a nameless fight")
Alternate title: THE BALLAD OF KING GERAINT




UNTITLED ("This is the tale the Kaffirs tell . . .")
Alternate title: THE ZULU LORD




 UNTITLED ("Thomas Fitzgerald, Shane O'Neill")
Alternate title: BLACK HARPS IN THE HILLS




UNTITLED ("Thorfinn, Thorfinn, where have you been?")
Alternate title: THE RETURN OF THE SEA-FARER




UNTITLED ("A thousand years ago great Genghis reigned")
Alternate title: KRAKORUM




UNTITLED ("A thousand years, perhaps, have come and gone")
Alternate title: WHEN DEATH DROPS HER VEIL




UNTITLED ("Through the mists of silence there came a sound")
 Alternate title: THROUGH THE MISTS OF SILENCE THERE CAME A SOUND
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. February 1929 ("Salaam: / Last night the Sunday School . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Thus in my mood I love you")
Alternate titles: THE TIDE; TO A WOMAN (3)




UNTITLED ("The times, the times stride on apace and fast")
 Alternate title:THE TIMES, THE TIMES STRIDE ON APACE AND FAST
This poem was originally handwritten on the endpapers of Tevis Clyde Smith’s copy of P.C. Wren’s BEAU GESTE;
The appearance in AUSTIN is a facsimile reproduction of the handwritten version;
The appearance in THE NEW HOWARD READER is retypeset;

Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Tingle, jingle, dingle, tingle . . .")
Alternate title: LITTLE BELL OF BRASS




UNTITLED ("Toast to the British! Damn their souls to Hell")
 Alternate title: TOAST TO THE BRITISH! DAMN THEIR SOULS TO HELL
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. August/September 1927 ("ARE YOU THE YOUNG MAN . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("Topaz seas and laughing skies")
Alternate title: SEA-CHANT




UNTITLED ("Tread not where stony deserts hold")
 Alternate title: TREAD NOT WHERE STONY DESERTS HOLD
Originally from an early draft of "The Children of the Night", attributed to Justin Geoffrey;
Was replaced in the final version with two lines from "The Gates of Damascus" by James Flecker;
This poem was added by Derleth to his version of "The House in the Oaks";

Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY



UNTITLED ("The tribes of men rise up and pass")
Alternate title: ONLY A SHADOW ON THE GRASS




UNTITLED ("‘Turn out the light.’ I raised a willing hand")
Alternate title: DESIRE




UNTITLED ("’Twas twice a hundred centuries ago")
Alternate title: NOW AND THEN




UNTITLED ("Under the grim San Saba hills")
Alternate titles: THE LOST SAN SABA MINE; THE LOST MINE




UNTITLED ("Up over the cromlech . . .")
Alternate title: THE PHANTOMS GATHER




UNTITLED ("Up with the curtain, lo, . . .")
Alternate title: ON WITH THE PLAY




UNTITLED ("The warm veldt spread . . .")
Alternate title: THE CHIEF OF THE MATABELES




UNTITLED ("We are the duckers of crosses")
 Alternate title: WE ARE THE DUCKERS OF CROSSES
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, April 14, 1926 ("Salaam; / Being in an (un)poetical mood . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("We are they")
Alternate title: A SONG OF DEFEAT




UNTITLED ("We reap and bind the bitter yield")
Alternate title: HARVEST




UNTITLED ("We, the winds that walk the world")
Alternate title: THE WINDS THAT WALK THE WORLD




UNTITLED ("We’re a jolly good bunch of buns")
Alternate title: CODE




UNTITLED ("What’s become of Waring")
 Alternate title: WHAT’S BECOME OF WARING
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. Fall 1927 ("Salaam: / Then the little boy said . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("When I was a youth")
Alternate title: WHEN I WAS A YOUTH




UNTITLED ("When Napoleon down in Africa")
 Alternate title: WHEN NAPOLEON DOWN IN AFRICA
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, June 8, 1923 ("Hello Clyde, / May the blessings . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("When the first winds of summer . . .")
Alternate title: TO HARRY THE OLIAD MAN




UNTITLED ("When wolf meets wolf")
Alternate title: WHEN WOLF MEETS WOLF




UNTITLED ("When you were a set-up and I was a ham")
Alternate title: WHEN YOU WERE A SET-UP AND I WAS A HAM




UNTITLED ("Where the jungles lay dank, exuding")
Alternate title: WHEN THE GODS WERE KINGS




UNTITLED ("Who is Grandpa Theobold?")
Alternate title: WHO IS GRANDPA THEOBOLD?




UNTITLED ("Wide and free ranging . . .")
Alternate title: THE DESERT




UNTITLED ("The wild bees hum . . .")
Alternate title: LAND OF THE PIONEER




UNTITLED ("The wine in my cup is . . .")
Alternate title: A SONG FROM AN EBONY HEART




UNTITLED ("A wizard who dwelt in Drumnakill")
Alternate title: MYSTIC LORE




UNTITLED ("Wolf on the height")
Alternate title: SONG OF THE PICT




UNTITLED ("The women come and the women go")
Alternate title: THE SLAYER




UNTITLED ("The world goes back to the primitive, yea")
 Alternate title: THE WORLD GOES BACK TO THE PRIMITIVE, YEA
From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. January 1928 ("Salaam: / Listen, you crumb . . .");
Titled
with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY.



UNTITLED ("The world has changed")
Alternate title: MANKIND




UNTITLED ("The world is rife, say I")
Alternate title: FREEDOM




UNTITLED ("The years are as a knife . . .")
Alternate title: THE YEARS ARE AS A KNIFE




UNTITLED ("You have built a world of paper and wood")
Alternate title: A WARNING (partial version)




UNTITLED ("You lolled in gardens where breezes fanned")
Alternate title: A SONG OF THE NAKED LANDS




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