William Jay Smith Papers, ca. 1924-2004.
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VII. Poetry. [series]: (301 items.)   
Scope: Consists of auto and ts drafts of poems by Smith, arranged alphabetically, not included in material toward books.


 
After the poetry reading [poem]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
All across the USA (f1) [poem]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
Allous voir [poem] 1983: April 23. (TsS, Auto. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
American primitive [poem] (Ts(x). 1p. Tulip & quail in autumn [poem] on recto.)
 
Anniversary hymn [poem] (Ts, Auto, Ts(cb). 7 drafts, 9p. 2 drafts titled Anniversary anthem.)
 
The arrow [poem] (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 2p. published in The Tin Can.)
 
At Delphi [poem] 1974: November 19. (Auto. 5p.)
 
Attendant [poem] (Ts. 1p.)
 
Ballad from Bedlam [poem] (Ts. 1p.)
 
Ballad of the lady quid-pro-quo [poem] (Ts, Auto. 16p. published in The Tin Can.)
 
Barber, wartime [poem] (Ts. 2 drafts, 2p. published in The Tin Can.)
 
The beat generation [poem] (Auto. 1p. on recto of A grey day [poem].)
 
Birthday poem for dan Kummerfeld [poem] (Auto. 1p.)
 
Brooklyn Bridge [poem] (Ts(x)S. 1p.)
 
Capidon [poem] (Ts. 1p. published in Poems (1947).)
 
The centaurs [poem] [1935]. (Auto. 1p. corrections made by Tennessee Williams.)
 
Chigroes-a rebuttal [poem] (Ts. 1p. filed in Ser XI with Chigroes, ms. by Allen Tate.)
 
A clerihew for Erskine Caldwell on his eightieth birthday [poem] [1983]. (AutoS. 1p.)
 
The closing of the rodeo [poem] (Ts. 1p. published in Poems (1947).)
 
Colloquy on the coast road [poem] (Auto. 2p.)
 
The dark night of Madison Avenue [poem] (Auto. 4p. Philip Wylie [poem] on verso.)
 
Dark Valentine [poem] (Ts. 3p. corrected galley proof.)
 
Deep down [poem] (Auto. 1p. on recto of Taking a train to Boston [poem].)
 
The descent of Orpheus [poem] (Ts, Auto. 8 drafts, 10p. 1 draft titled For my brother's son..)
 
The dolphins [poem] (TsS. 1p.)
 
Don Giovanni in Campagna [poem] [1954]. (Ts. 2 drafts, 2p. published in Poems 1947-1957 by Accent, 1 draft titled Don Juan.)
 
Early supper [poem] (Ts. 1p.)
 
The Easter parade [poem] (TsS. 1p. to be published in 1985 in anthology of Easter poems.)
 
The Easter parade [poem] (Ts(cb)S, Auto. 2 drafts, 2p. Enc.: 2 pieces of correspondence with Myra C. Livingston.)
 
Elegy [poem] (Ts. 1p. published in Celebration at Dark.)
 
Elegy for a young actor [poem] (Ts, Ts(x)S. 2 drafts, 4p. published in The Traveler's Tree.)
 
Even in your grave [poem] (AutoS. 1p.)
 
The failure of power [poem] (Ts. 1p. published as Miserere in Celebration at Dark.)
 
A few minutes before sunset [poem] (Ts. 1p. published in Celebration at Dark.)
 
Fishing for Albacore [poem] (Auto, Ts, Ts(cb), Ts(x). 5 drafts, 42p. published in Poetry; enc.: notes, fishing brochures, ticket stubs.)
 
Flight of the one-eyed bat [poem] 1956: September 24. (Ts. 1p. published in The New Republic.)
 
The floor and the ceiling [poem] [1955]. (Ts. 1p. published in Humorous Poetry for Children, ed. William Cole (New York: World Publishing Co., 1955).)
 
For Gregory on his twenty-first birthday [poem] (Auto. 3 drafts, 14p.)
 
For Katherine Garrison Chapin on her birthday [poem] (Auto. 2p.)
 
For Louis Untermeyer on his eightieth birthday [poem]. 1965: October 1. (AutoS. 1p. inscribed to Untermeyer.)
 
For Sonja on her sixtieth birthday [poem]. 1983: April 23. (TsS, Auto. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
From the bottle release the jinn [poem] (Ts(cb)S. 1p.)
 
Girl in glass [poem] (Auto. 4p. published in Celebration at Dark.)
 
Goldfish [poem] (Auto. 1p. on recto of A grey day [poem].)
 
A green place [poem] 1957: April. (Ts. 1p. published in Poetry.)
 
A grey day [poem] (Auto. 2 drafts, 2p. The beat generation [poem] and Goldfish [poem] on recto of 1 draft; enc.: 3 poems with same title, apparently written by someone else.)
 
A handbook for handmaidens [poem] (Auto. 1p. filed on verso of Highland Fling.)
 
A highland fling [poem] (Auto. 1p. A handbook for handmaidens [poem] on verso.)
 
Hoff to Zanzibar [poem] (Ts. 1p.)
 
Hollywood brand [poem] (Auto. 1p.)
 
How do you do, Miss Riley? (f1) [poem] (AutoS. 1p.)
 
How sad to know Mr. Cahoon [poem] (Auto. 2p. filed in Ser I.1.a with letter from Herbert Cahoon, 1957:Oct 22.)
 
Hull Bay, St. Thomas [poem] 1970: January 10. (Ts. 2p. Enc.: letter from editors of The New Yorker, 1974:Apr 2.)
 
Hull Bay, St. Thomas [poem] (Ts, Auto. 7 drafts, 18p. published in The New Yorker, 3 drafts title Pelicans, Hull Bay, St. Thomas; enc.: draft AL from Smith to Howard Moss.)
 
Hull Bay, St. Thomas [poem] (Ts(cb). 1p. filed in Ser I.1.a with letter to Howard Moss, 1956:Oct 10.)
 
I got your pome (unsigned) circulatin' the idle and obscene rumor (f1) [poem] (Ts. 1p.)
 
The idiot beneath the El [poem] 1948: August. (Ts, Auto. 8 drafts, 8p. published in The Tin CAn.)
 
In memoriam Wallace Stevens 1957: April. (Ts. 1p. published in Poetry.)
 
Into light the world is turning (f1) [poem] (Auto. 2p.)
 
Journey to the Dead Sea [poem] (Auto, Ts, Ts(x), Ts(x)S. 10 drafts, 101p. Enc.: notes, clipping, copy of Ariel (no. 27,. 1970) and TLS(x) from Robert Penn Warren, 1979:June 4.)
 
The key [poem] [1982]. (Auto, Ts, Ts(cb). 13 drafts, 18p. written for 1982 Children's Book Council 1982 Book Week and published as a bookmark. Some drafts titled Open a book, Get; enc.: 7 pieces of correspondence between Christine Stawicki of the Book Council and Smith.)
 
La cousine pour tous [poem] (Auto. 1p.)
 
The lady in Orange County [poem] (Ts. 1p.)
 
Letter [poem] 1957: April. (Ts. 1p. published in Poetry.)
 
Limmerick [poem] (Ts(x). 1p.)
 
Lion [poem] 1956. (Ts. 1p. published in The Virginia Ouarterly Review.)
 
The listener [poem] 1984: April 13. (Ts, Auto. 5 drafts, 31p. Enc.: signed photocopy of printed poem and Ts(cb) from Smith to Stuart Wright of Palemon Press, Ltd., 1984 Jan 17.)
 
Literary business [poem] (Auto. 1p.)
 
Lithe invasion: sonnets [poetry collection] (TsS. 33p.)
 
London [poem] (Ts. 4 drafts, 4p. published in Celebration at Dark.)
 
Love birds [poem] (Ts. 1p.)
 
The merchants enter paradise [poem] (Ts. 3 drafts, 3p. 1 draft titled Persian miniature.)
 
The meridian [poem] (Ts. 1p. published as Three in Poems 1947-1957.)
 
A message from Gertrude Stein [poem] (Ts(cb)S. 1p.)
 
Middle of the road [poem] (Auto. 1p. Summer solstice [poem by Smith on verso.)
 
Miserere [poem] (Ts. 1p. published in Poems 1947-1957.)
 
Morels [poem] [1964]. (Auto, Ts, Ts(x). 5 drafts, 12p. published in The New Yorker; enc.: clipping and 3 letters from The New Yorker.)
 
Morning at Armhem [poem] (Ts, Auto. 5 drafts, 11p.)
 
Mr. Smith [poem] [1956]. (Ts, TsS. 3 drafts, 3p. published in The New Yorker.)
 
Mr. Smith [poem] (Ts. 2 drafts, 2p. filed in Ser I.l.a with letter to Howard Moss, 1955:Dec 15.)
 
Mushrooming [poem] (AutoS. 1p.)
 
The northern lights [poem] (Ts. 7p. published in The Tin Can.)
 
Nukuhiva [poem] (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 10p. published in Celebration at Dark.)
 
An observation [poem] (Ts. 2p. published in The Tin Can.)
 
On the opening of the Katherine Anne Porter room at the University of Maryland [poem] (Ts, Auto. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
Oxford doggerel [poem] [1983]. (Auto. 3 drafts, 21p. published in The Ameirican Oxonian, Fall 1983 and Bennett Hall Review, April 1984; enc.: 1 signed copy and 1 mock-up of Bennett Hall Review, and a galley and xerox of galley, signed.)
 
A parable [poem] 1955: October. (Ts. 1p. published in Poetry.)
 
The park in Milan [poem] (Auto. 2 drafts, 4p.)
 
A pavane for the nursery [poem] (Ts. 2 drafts, 4p. published in Poems 1947-1957.)
 
The peacock of Java [notes for a poem] (Ts. 1p.)
 
Petits chevaux: the twenties [poem] (Auto. 2p. published in The New Republic.)
 
Philip Wylie [poem] (Ts, Auto. 1p. filed on verso of The dark night of Madison Avenue.)
 
A picture of her bones [poem] (Ts, Auto. 3 drafts, 4p.)
 
Poem [poem] (Ts. 1p.)
 
Poem near Pearl Harbor [poem] (Ts. 2p. published in Poetry.)
 
Quail in Autumn [poem] (Ts, Ts(x). 3 drafts, 2p. 1 copy filed on recto of 1 draft of American primitive [poem].)
 
Reunion [poem] (Ts. 1p.)
 
Robert Frost: the road taken [poem] 1957: June. (Ts. 1p. published in The Beloit Poetry Journal.)
 
Robert Frost: the road taken [poem] (Auto. 1p. filed in Ser I.l.a with letter to Frost, 1960:Oct 20.)
 
A room in the villa [poem] 1956: January 7. (Ts. 1p. published in The New Yorker.)
 
A rose for Katherine Anne Porter [notes for a poem] (Auto. 6p.)
 
A rose for Katherine Anne Porter [poem] 1965: May 15. (Auto. 3p.)
 
The seashore [poem] (Ts. 4 drafts, 4p. published as Marine in Celebration at Dark.)
 
Slave bracelets [poem] (Ts. 3p.)
 
Sometimes Grace Schulman (f1) [poem] (Auto. 1p.)
 
[St. Patrick's Day poem] [poem] (Auto. 2p.)
 
Story teller [poem] (Auto. 4p.)
 
Summer solstice [poem] (Auto. 1p. on recto of Taking a train to Boston [poem].)
 
Summertime [poem] (Ts. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
Taking a train to Boston [poem] (Auto. 2 drafts, 2p. Deep down [poem] and Summer solstice [poem] on verso.)
 
The tempest [poem] (Ts. 2p. published in The Tin Can.)
 
The ten [poem] 1956: April 30. (Ts. 1p. published in The New Yorker.)
 
There was an old lady named Crockett (f1) [poem] (Auto. 1p.)
 
To Celeste on her eightieth birthday [poem] (Ts, Auto. 5 drafts, 5p.)
 
To Helen Crescent: an answer to her answer [poem] (Ts(cb). 1p.)
 
To Hubert Creekmore [poem] (Ts, Auto. 4 drafts, 7p.)
 
To the poet of Park Avenue [poem] (TsS. 1p.)
 
To the runner on Dadwells Road [poem] [1981]. (TsS. 1p. for Richard Wilbur on his 60th birthday, inscribed to Wilbur.)
 
A toast [poem] 1983: January 30. (Auto, TsS, Ts(x). 3 drafts, 4p. 1 draft is French translation of the poem by Smith.)
 
A toast to a swinger [poem] (Ts. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
A toast to Frank MacShane [poem] (Auto. 1p.)
 
A toast to Jack and Linda [poem] (Auto. 1p.)
 
A toast to Randall Sawyer on her departure from Hollins [poem] (Ts. 1p.)
 
The traveler's tree [poem] (TsS, Ts(x). 5 drafts, 8p. published in The Traveler's Tree.)
 
The traveler's tree [poem] (Ts(x)S. 1p.)
 
The trip to Meng Island [poem] (Ts. 1p. published in Poetry.)
 
Tulip [poem] 1954: January. (Ts, Ts(x). 2 drafts, 1p. 1 copy filed on recto of American primitive [poem].)
 
A tune for the teletype [poem] (Auto, Ts. 1p. published in The Tin CAn.)
 
Venice in the fog [poem] [1973]. (Auto, Ts, Ts(cb). 5 drafts, 21p. published in The New York Times, 1973: Apr 15; enc.: clipping and signed copy of published poem.)
 
Vision at twilight [poem] 1955: October. (Ts. 1p. 1 copy filed on recto of American primitive [poem].)
 
A visit to the mayor [poem] (Ts(x). 2p.)
 
Walking-stick bird [poem] (Ts. 1p. published in Mr. Smith and Other Nonsense.)
 
What great event draws us together? (f1) [poem] (Auto. 2p.)
 
What train will come? [poem] (Auto, Ts, Ts(cb), Ts(x). 13 drafts, 43p. published in The New Republic; enc.: notes and clippings.)
 
When Senator Muskie came out of Maine (f1) [poem] (Auto. 1p.)
 
Where the rivers meet [poem] [1962]. (Auto, Ts, Ts(cb). 15 drafts, 42p. written for inauguration of Thomas H. Eliot as Chancelor of Washington University.)
 
William Jay [poem] (Ts. 1p. typewriter picture on recto.)
 
Winter morning [poem] [1967]. (Auto, Ts, Ts(cb). 8 drafts, 9p. 2 drafts are titled Winter wind, 1 draft is tear sheet with auto revision of title from All night the wind swept over the house; enc.: TLS from Howard Moss.)
 
The wooing lady [poem] (Ts. 2 drafts, 2p.)
 
The world below the window [poem] (Ts. 1p. filed in Ser I.1.a with letter to Howard Moss, 1956:Oct 10.)
 
The yes man in the mirror at last says no (f1) [poem] (Ts. 1p.)
 
Yes, Virginia, there is a Vermont legislature [poem] [1976]. (Auto. 1p.)
 
A young sculptor, welding [poem] 1984: September 21. (Ts, Auto. 5 drafts, 18p.)