Typescript: 'Nonsence Poems'

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88931/2/6/4
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000001202.0x000355
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1960s-c 1970s
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      1 file

Scope and Content

Loose leaves found in envelope inscribed 'For Maeve' (envelope has printed label 'Ordinary Level Human Biology, Paper I' dated 19 Nov 1975). There are multiple copies of many of the poems. There are autograph corrections to one of the typescripts for 'It Worries Me to Know'. Undated.


  • ‘O’er seas that have no beaches’;
  • ‘”Come break the news to me, Sweet horse’;
  • ‘An angry cactus does no good’;
  • ‘I cannot give the reasons,’;
  • ‘The trouble with geraniums’;
  • ‘O Love! O death! O ecstasy!’;
  • ‘O here it is! and there it is!’;
  • ‘I have my price – it’s rather high’;
  • ‘Lean sideways on the wind, and if it bears’;
  • ‘The Hideous Root’;
  • ‘Of pygmies, palms and pirates’;
  • ‘Squat Ursula’;
  • ‘O Little Fly’;
  • ‘Leave the stronger’;
  • ‘She then complied’;
  • ‘How good it is to be alone’;
  • ‘But it has gone and for a time’;
  • ‘She stared at him as hard as she’;
  • ‘Fish or fowl, it’s all the same’;
  • ‘It Worries Me to Know’;
  • ‘An old and crumbling parapet’;
  • ‘Little Spider’;
  • ‘There was a man came up to me’ [later entitled ‘Tintinnabulum’];
  • ‘It is most best,’.

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