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¶POETRY IS LISTED ACCORDING TO THE DATE(S) EACH POEM HAS BEEN POSTED:

26.5.17: A POEM FOR MY DAUGHTER; AMAZING GRACE; AT PEAK’S POND, GUILDFORD CASTLE; UNPREMEDITATED ART; 1967.

28.4.17: A SHORT HISTORY; FOLLOWING THE CHAIN; LIVERPOOL 3RD MAY 1941; THE RULES OF THE GAME; ‘EAST END GIRL DANCING THE LAMBETH WALK’: BILL BRANDT, 1939.

24.3.17: INTIMATIONS; NOW YOU ARE THREE; INTENSIVE; IN THE MOOD; MADELEINE MOMENTS.

24.2.17: MEMENTO VIVERE; WAITING BY THE RIVER; A LETTER TO ARTHUR RANSOME; THE CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY; SOMETHING OF SPRING.

27.1.17: THE SCENERY OF DREAMS; AN END OF INNOCENCE; A SILK PURSE: THE EVERYMAN THEATRE, LIVERPOOL; BRUEGEL: ‘RETURN OF THE HUNTERS’; A WINTER’S JOURNEY.

27.12.16: THE SILVER SCREEN; LESSONS FROM HISTORY; HORIZONS; THE FAULT; THINKING OF AMERICA.

25.11.16: THE FALL OF EUROPE; BLIGHTY WARD; AT THE ELEVENTH HOUR; WITNESS THIS ARMY; THE GOOD WAR.

21.10.16: FOR I WILL CONSIDER MY CAT JEFFROY; THE PAINTER; ACROSS THE WATERS; PLAY STATION; ABERFAN.

30.9.16:  A ROOM WITH  A VIEW; CROSSING THE COMPASS;  SEAFORTH BEACH, SIMONS TOWN, 2009;  ON BECOMING TWO; THE ARMENIAN MONASTERY, SAN LAZZORO, VENICE.

24.8.16: THE RECLINING GARDENER; NATURAL SELECTION; THE HEREDITARY PRINCIPLE; THE MINER’S WELFARE INSTITUTE, LLAY; GOLDEN.

22.7.16: A GOOSE IN THE BAMBOO; LENIN AND THE BOURBAKI PANORAMA; GLIMPSING THE STARS; ACHILLES’ HEELS;

ONLY TO BE OPENED

30.6.16: PASSING THE PARCEL; EUREKA!; AT THE END OF THE PIER; HUMAN HANDS; THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME.

20.5.16: A PUBLIC MAN; THE CATCHER IN THE RYE; INNER MARSH FARM HIDE, BURTON MERE WETLANDS; SOWETO 2012; ALMOST ABOVE THE TREES.

25.4.16: FOLLOWING THE CHAIN; A MATTER OF MATHEMATICS; DYSTOPIA: A WORK IN PROGRESS; ET IN ARCADIA EGO; THE RULES OF THE GAME.

26.3.16: EASTER 1916; TRAFFICKING IN MOCKERY; NASTY, BRUTISH AND SHORT; FROM THE RUINS; LEITH HILL PLACE, SURREY.

27.1.16: LOVE IN ITS ELEMENT: YNYS LLANDWYN; LOVELOCKED; THE COMEDY OF LOVE; SIDE BY SIDE; PAPER ANGEL.

30.1.16: BRITISH VALUES; THE LEGACY OF THE CLERKS; ODYSSEUS; CROW CASTLE; ORACLE.

22.12.15: AN AWFULLY BIG ADVENTURE; BREAK AN EGG!; A SUICIDE; SERENDIPITY; THE JOSEPHLESS NATIVITY.

6.11.15: AMONG THE TRUMPETS; THE AQUEDUCT; TRIUMPH OF THE WILL; SOME CORNER OF A FOREIGN FIELD; AYLAN KURDI.

23.10.15: BLOOD MONTH; HYMN; HELTER-SKELTER; COED BODLONDEB, CONWY; ALL SOULS.

24.9.15: GUILT; THE GATES OF MERCY; EUREKA!; OVER THE RAINBOW; FIFTEEN MINUTES.

29.8.15: BAMBURGH; A REALLY BIG CONVERSATION; REMEMBERING… ; LEAVES AND LOVERS; ZODIAC.

29.7.15: JULY…; CONCRETE MYTHS; POETIC JUSTICE; MIRAGE; PHILLIS WHEATLEY: 1753-1784.

20.6.15: LIKE A FIRE BELL IN THE NIGHT; CAER LÊB, YNYS MÔN; STILL LIFE; KRITI; THE WAY .

21.5.15: EXTERMINATE THE BRUTES; WATCHING THE LAMBS; LA PALMA; THE GARLAND; A PUBLIC MAN.

25.4.15: DEDHAM VALE REVISITED; ONLY ONE IN STEP; EAST END GIRL; MUSIC OF THE SPHERES; THE GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS; A POET IN WARTIME – the three most and three least visited pieces since the site was launched in April 2009.

20.3.15: March; Mercy; The Circus Horse, The Solitary Angler; Spring, Afon Menai.

30.1.15: To Write Of Love; Rome; Buffalo Bill On The Roodee, Chester, 1903; Civil Wars; The Buzzard In The Sun.

20.12.14: Alchemy; Collateral Damage; Shoah; Lethe; Love and Marriage.

25.11.14: The Last Caliph; Never Such Innocence; Cardinals and Giants; At The Eleventh Hour; Drummer Rigby.

17.10.14: La Perruche Et La Sirène; In My Craft Or Sullen Art; The Deserted Wagon; Something Lost in Translation; Of Cat and Mouse; Figures of Speech.

29.9.14: Adrift; The Second Time As Farce; Iconoclasts; Via Salita Giafari; The Ear Of Dionysus.

28.8.14: August 4th, 2014; The Christmas Box; The Outing; The Abbatoir at Mazingarbe; Piper Laidlaw of Loos.

22.7.14: July…; Sea Airs; Castle Playground, Beaumaris; Moral Tales; Coincidence…

27.6.14: Parish Church, Burford; We Prisoners; Lost; Children’s Hour; Ezra Pound in Venice – all first published June 2009;

16.6.14: Ubuntu [Note: June 16th in Youth Day in South Africa.

25.5.14: Six Degrees: The May Blitz, Liverpool, 1941; Swifts; A Fly (And Infinity); The Lane; The Playmaker.

25.4.14: Poverty, Poverty Knock; The Last Clock; Such People To Love; Dark Soul Of The Night; The Fall Of Sparrows.

22.3.14: Charity; The Coat Hanger; Only Artifice Will Remain; Of Least Concern; Waiting For The Bus Fare.

26.1.14: The Roofs Of Marrakech;  Surveillance; Poet And Professor; Rivers Of Blood; Poor Dappled Fools.

20.12.13: Winter; Silent Pool, March, 2013; Ennui; 1913; At The Year’s Turning

7.12.13: Robben Island.

 26.11.13: Camelot; POW Camp 57…; The Troubles; Standing Fast; The Edge Of History.

29.10.13: The End Of Days; Autumn; Burton Mere Wetlands; Suburbia; The Fall Of Empires.

29.9.13: Without End; Dawn Chorus; Labor Day; La Pieta; As Flies To Wanton Boys.

7.9.13: Seamus Heaney: A Liverpool Memory.

28.8.13: Kites Flying; The Sudden Rat; West Kirby, Wirral; A Lone Frog; The Redundant Mahout.

30.7.13: Far Above Rubies; The Same Shared Ground; Confederate Cemetery, Alton, Illinois; Virtually Birdless In Assisi; The Measure Of All Things. [Note: the poems were orignally published on the site in July 2009. Far Above Rubies has also been published in ‘A Jar of Sticklebacks’ – Armadillo Central and posted on Third Sunday Blog Carnival.

27.6.13: A Hog In Armour, A Pig In Lipstick…; The City And The River; Laissez Faire; St James Cemetery; After The Riots. [Note: After The Riots was originally published on the site in April 2010].

28.5.13: Beastliness; The Valley Of The Amarici, April 2006; Who Laughs Last; Kliptown, Soweto, April 2010; Cecil And Precious. [Note: The Valley… and Kliptown… were first published in ‘A Jar of Sticklebacks’ –Armadillo Central]

27.4.13: The first five poems published on DAVIDSELZER.COM – A Short History; Unbidden; ‘East End Girl Doing The Lambeth Walk’: Bill Brandt; Portrait Of The Artist; The Outing – are re-posted today to mark the fourth anniversary of the launch of the site.

23.3.13: Errdig: Reflections On Patrimony; The Optimism Of Engineers; And With A Little Pin; The Wreck Of The SS Rothesay Castle; Bryn Celli Dhu, Ynys Môn.

26.2.13: Less The Price Of The Medal.

28.1.13: A Modest Proposal; I Remember…; The Dead; Flying To Johannesburg; A Jar Of Sticklebacks [Note: the poem was first published by Armadillo Central.

15.12.12: A DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF VENICE: La Serenissima; Piazza Di San Marco; Bacino Di San Marco; Decline And Fall; A Continuing City.

11.11.12: The Barnston Monument; The Abattoir At Mazingarbe; La Place De La Libération, Auch; Unintended Consequences; Sleepless In Waziristan§.

29.10.12: Music Of The Spheres; Persephone; Safely Through The Dark [originally published on the site in October 2009 as Bulkely Hotel, Beaumaris, Ynys Môn; The Cure of Folly [originally published in December 2011].

9.10.12: Marjorie Beebe’s Bottom – re-published for International Marjorie Beebe Day.

24.9.12: Lost Tribes; Another September; Accidents; The Garden Of Earthly Delights; Cecil And Precious.

29.8.12: A Parable; The Hare And The Stone; Valle Crucis Abbey, Llantysilio, Llangollen; Surely; Bathing At Llanddwyn.

23.7.12: Ambition; Angel of The North; On Becoming Two; An Abridged History Of The World; All That Remains.

28.6.12: The Street Party; In Memoriam Miss J.H.; An Absence Of Starlings; Sisyphus; La Cathédral Sainte-Marie D’Auch.

29.5.12: Jubilee; ‘East End Girl Dancing The Lambeth Walk’: Bill Brandt; Virtutis Fortuna Comes; Trigger At The Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, 1954§; On The Nature Of Things.

25.4.12: Dedham Vale Revisited; A Ship of Fools; Only One In Step; Most Wanted, Most needed; Privilege. [Note: Dedham Vale Revisited and Only One In Step have been previously published on the site and are two of the most visited poems].

21.3.12: A Terrible Place; Llwechwed Slate Caverns, Gwynedd;  Rites; Here Endeth; A Virtuous Circle.

28.2.12: The Belvedere§; Who Would Anticipate; Pedagogy; Landfall; Innocence In Its Second Year.

24.1.12: Between The Monkey And The Snake§; The Matter Of The Heart; Aberffraw, Ynys Môn; The Inverted Eucalyptus; Cecil And Precious.

27.12.11: Harlequin and Columbine§; The Path Of Life; A Cure Of Folly; Garden Of Earthly Delights; Encounters With History.

29.11.11: Poppy Day; North Waziristan, India, 1937; Johnson’s War; A Place And A Name; The Citizens’ Army.

29.10.11: Looking For Puffins: South Stack Revisited – A Poem For Our Daughter; Only One In Step; Marjorie Beebe’s Bottom§; Trigger At The Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, March, 1954§; Wishes.

24.8.11: Sapphire§; Primates§; On First Reading ‘The Gulag Archipelago’; A Poet In Wartime.

22.7.11: Shazam!; Lament For Bersham Ironworks; Carlton Centre, Johannesburg – April 2009§; Bologna La Grassa; Of Golden Days.

25.6.11: Larkin Revisited; The Surpriser; Crossing The Pennines; Once Upon A Time In An Aviary; Marjorie Beebe’s Bottom§.

25.5.11: A Commonplace; At Jodrell Bank; A Wedding; Which Passeth Understanding; Something Of Summer§.

29.4.11: Ezra Pound In Venice§; ‘East End Girl Dancing The Lambeth Walk’: Bill Brandt; The Heart’s Testimony; Far Above Rubies§; The Embrace Of Nothing.  [Note: These are the five most visited poems since the site was launched in April 2009].

26.3.11: At Gayton Sands; Summers of Violence; Southgate, Johannesburg, November 2002; My Uncle Tom; Revelations.

15.2.11: Un Dimanche Apres-midi À l’Île De La Grande Jatte; The Swellies, Afon Menai, St Valentine’s Day; The Memories Of Slaves; Poetic Justice; Dinas Brân, Llangollen.

26.1.11: Afon Menai; Gateshead/Newcastle; Crosby; Llanbadrig; Holy Island.

18.12.10: Trigger At The Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, March 1954; The Suburbs Of Folly; Herons In Their Habitats, Lovers In Their Lives; Local Authority; Not Anything To Show More Fair.

28.11.10: Under November Skies; A Neighbourhood Of Strangers; Pro Patria Mori; ‘A Windy Day’ & ‘A Calm Morning’; In The Compass Of A Pale.

27.10.10: La Clef Des Champs; Beastliness; The War On Terror; On The Nature Of Things; While You Were Sleeping.

28.8.10: Here; Reprise; Seasonal Greetings; Virtutis Fortuna Comes; Intimations.

31.7.10: Bearings; Perspectives; Are We Nearly There?; The Drowned Field; Zeleznik’s Theory of Knowledge.

June 2010: no postings owing to Orange broadband failure.

30.5.10: A Book of Hours; Dulce Domum; The Fall of Europe; Orpheus; Chuzpah.

18.4.10: Aliases; After the Riots; The Last Refuge; Only One in Step; The Disguised Republic.

28.3.10: Oh Yes There Is!; The Price; Prepositions II; The Greatest of These; Parting the Ways.

22.2.10: A Life; Saudade; The Classical Tradition; Freedom; Wishes.

31.1.10: Fido; George Gershwin at Chirk Castle; Witness this Army; Prepositions; Good Hope.

20.12.09: Looking for Puffins: South Stack Revisited – A Poem for our Daughter; At Mycenae 1984; A Bit of a Shambles; The Embrace of Nothing; The Spider at the Door.

29.11.09: Accidents; Love, Again; The Wreck of the Rothesay Castle; The Poker; Bestiary.

30.10.09: Bulkeley Hotel, Beaumaris, Ynys Môn; Dedham Vale Revisited; Epiphanies; 1951; Visiting  Mother in Bedlam.

17.9.09: And With A Little Pin; Bryn Celli Ddu, Ynys Môn ; For Those In Peril; In Memoriam; Wildness.

21.8.09: 4th August 1944; A Neighbourhood Of Strangers; First Date; La Pietà; The Heart’s Testimony.

23.7.09: Far Above Rubies; The Same Shared Ground; Confederate Cemetery, Alton, Illinois; Virtually Birdless in Assisi; The Measure of All Things.

22.6.09: Parish Church, Burford; We Prisoners; Lost; Children’s Hour; Ezra Pound in Venice.

27.4.09: A Short History; Unbidden; ‘East End Girl Dancing the Lambeth Walk’: Bill Brandt; The Outing; Portrait of the Artist.

 

§These poems have subsequently been published at Third Sunday Blog Carnival.

 

 

 

  1. #1 by Geoffrey Wall - January 4th, 2010 at 17:26

    Reading your South Stack Revisited – love the churlish Larkinesque opening moves with the forlorn erotic comedy of youth and age – but then something from elsewhere – tenderly appreciative – like one of Hardy’s memory-poems of place-revisited- AND I do think there ought to be a collected Selzer by now – so boldly sending the link to Paul Keegan at Faber.

  2. #2 by David - January 5th, 2010 at 12:40

    What a start to the New Year and the new decade! Such comparisons with exalted favourites – and such an expression of faith! Humbling. Thank you.

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