Ring-bound notebook of poems, with notes on the travels in Spain. Poems inc ... 

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Ring-bound notebook of poems, with notes on the travels in Spain. Poems include: 'Reaping song' (later 'Harvest morning' also in Add MS 88936/1/21), 'Oh the craft of women', 'Love's seasons', dated 9 Apr. 1941, 'To L.', dated 9 Apr. 1941, 'Cuckoos beat out their twin similitudes', 'Across the armoured valley' (also in Add MS 88936/1/11 and published in Penguin New Writing, no. 8 (July 1941), in The Sun my monument and in Poems) 'Song for rain'(also in Add MS 88936/1/21), 'Snow in the morning' (here untitled, also in Add MS 88936/1/22 and published in Poets of Tomorrow, no. 3 (1942) and in The Sun my monument), 'Composition' (also in Add MS 88936/1/11), 'Promise' (here untitled, also in Add MS 88936/1/11 as 'Carry me through noon'), 'The March sky swells', 'Port of Famagusta' (also in Add MS 88936/1/12. Published in Poets of Tomorrow, no. 3 (1942) and in The Sun my monument), 'Do not be too brave' also in Add MS Add. 88936/1/2 and Add MS 88936/1/11), 'Parting' (here untitled), 'The Sun cries through his fingers', 'Winter endures its history in the brain'.

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