Robert E. Howard bibliography (poems A–H)

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A list of poems by Robert E. Howard (1906–1936), an American writer and poet in early 20th century Texas. His love of poetry came from being read to by his mother at a young age. However, his attempts to make a living by poetry were unsuccessful and he is today most remembered for his short stories and fiction. Nevertheless, Howard wrote hundreds of poems; many were published within his lifetime and the others published after his 1936 suicide.

Key[edit]

Title Lines Opening line Place of publication Publication date Alternative title(s) Source text Notes References
The title of the poem # The text of the first known line in the poem The book or magazine in which the poem was first published The date on which the poem was first published Any alternative titles by which the poem is also known Links to online texts where available Further information about the poem Bibliographic sources
An alternative title for the poem The main title of the poem

The lack of information in a column does not necessarily mean that the information does not exist, only that verifiable information is not currently available. For example, the lack of publication information does not necessarily mean that a poem has not been published to date, nor does the lack of a definite note about the public domain indicate that a poem is still under copyright.

This table may be sorted by different columns by clicking on the icon in the appropriate column. Clicking the icon again will alternate between ascending and descending order.

Additional notes

Title/Alternative title: Some poems are known by multiple titles. Alternative titles are shown in the column of the same name. All titles are listed in the Titles column but, in cases of multiple titles for a single poem, further information is only shown alongside the main title. Alternative titles, which do not duplicate the additional information, are shown in a darker gray on the table. In other cases, some poems were not titled by Howard or the original title has not survived. Some poems have been given tentative titles after Howard's death; this is induicated in the Notes column. Where there is neither an original title nor a subsequent tentative title, the title is simply been set as "Untitled". Some pieces of poetry were used by Howard as epigraphs within his stories. Lord (1976) listed these poems under the title of the short story rather than the title of the poem itself. In these cases, this list uses the title of the poem instead to remain consistent with the rest of the list. With epigraphs, the first publication information given in this table is that of the poem's first printing separated from the story.

Lines: The number of lines in the poem.

Source text: Links given in the Source Text column are to copies of the poem in online libraries (where available). For ease of browsing the table, these links are preceded by a small icon. For example, Wikisource-logo.svg for poems on Wikisource.

References: Bibliographic references are given in the final column of each row. The exception to this is the Notes column; as notes may come from diverse sources, or from a separate part of one of the main sources, each individual note is followed by its own reference.

Poetry[edit]

Title Lines Opening line Place of publication Publication date Alternative title(s) Source text Notes References
Abe Lincoln Shadows of Dreams 1989 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. May 1932 (Herman 2006, p. 147) Herman 2006, p. 147
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Ace High 16 Slim white fingers A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 147
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Actor, The 12 I am an actor and have been an actor from birth A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 300) Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 147
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Adventure (1)N 21 Adventure, I have followed your beck Omniumgathum 1976 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 300); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 300) Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 147
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Adventure (2)N 4 I am the spur The Cross Plainsman 2004 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 148); PDL Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Adventurer The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 148); PDL Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Adventurer, The 44 Dusk on the sea; the fading twilight shifts The Grim Land and Others 1976 Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Adventurer's Mistress, The (1)N 64 The scarlet standards of the sun The Ghost Ocean and Other Poems of the Supernatural 1982 Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Adventurer's Mistress, The (2)N The fogs of night The Dance with Death Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Affair at the Tavern, The 61 Trailing dusk, and a coach-and-four A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
After a Flaming Night Mark of the Beast Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Age 20 Age sat on his high throne The JuntoH /
The Howard Collector
1928-09 Sep 1928 /
Spring 1971
To the Old Men Conflict:M Lord (1976, p. 169), The Howard Collector, 1971/Herman (2006, p. 148), The Junto, 1928 Lord 1976, p. 169
Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Age Comes to Rabelais 12 Judas Iscariot, Saul and Cain The Howard Collector 1966-06-21 Summer 1966 Lord 1976, p. 169
Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Ages Stride on Golden Feet, The 6 The ages stride on golden feet A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 300) Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Alamo, The The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926)(Herman 2006, p. 148); PDL Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Alien 16 My brothers are blond and calm of speech Verses in Ebony 1975 Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, pp. 148–149
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
All Day n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
All Hallows Eve 18 Now anthropoid and leprous shadows lope Amazing Stories 1986-03 Mar 1986 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 300) Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 149
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Altars and Jesters 100 God is God and Mahommed his prophet Altars and Jesters 1974 An Opium Dream Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 149
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Always Comes Evening 20 Riding down the road at evening with the stars for steed and shoon The Phantagraph 1936-04 Aug 1936 Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL Lord 1976, p. 170
Herman 2006, p. 149
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Ambition The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 2: 1930-1932 2007-10 Oct 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. April 1930 (Herman 2006, p. 149); PDL Herman 2006, p. 149
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
American, An 36 Sing of my ancestors! The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. December 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 149); PDL Herman 2006, p. 149
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
American Epic, An 8 The autumn sun was gettin' low, the day was mighty windy The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. April 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 149); PDL Herman 2006, p. 149
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Am-ra the Ta-an 72 Out of the land of the morning sun A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Unfinished (Lord 1976, p. 300); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 300) Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 149
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Ancient English Balladel 34 O come, friend Dick, go whoring with me! Lewd Tales 1987 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. February 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 150) Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
And Beowulf Rides Again 24 Thunder white on a golden track Spoor Anthology #1 1974 Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
And Man Was Given the Earth to Rule For Man Was Given the Earth to Rule; The Old Gods Brood Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
And So I Sang 10 They bade me sing, but all I could sing, in the glory and the shine A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Another Hymn of Hate 18 No heavens for me with their streets of gold and harps electroplated A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Pen name: Patrick HowardO (Lord 1976, p. 299) Lord 1976, p. 299
Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Arcadian Days The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, August 6, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 150); PDL Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Arkham 4 Drowsy and dull with ages the houses blink Weird Tales 1932-08 Aug 1932 Flag of Canada Wikilivres (Lord 1976, p. 170)
Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Artifice 4 All is pose and artifice A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 300) (Lord 1976, p. 300)
Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
As I Rode Down to Lincoln Town 4 As I rode down to Lincoln town beneath a copper moon A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 300) Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
As It Was In the Beginning n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
As Sampson Was n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Astarte's Idol Stands Alone 18 Astarte's idol stands alone A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
At Least No Hypocrite n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
At Ringside n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
At the Bazaar The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, C. March 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 151); PDL Herman 2006, p. 151
At the Sign of the Silver Slipper n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Attila Rides No More 18 Across the silent sands we sprang Singers in the Shadows 1970 Lord 1976, p. 170
Herman 2006, p. 151
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Authorial Version of Duna Robert E. Howard: Selected Letters: 1931-1936 1991-03 1991 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, C. May 1932 (Herman 2006, p. 151) Herman 2006, p. 151
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Autumn 12 Now is the lyre of Homer flecked with rust Weird Tales 1933-04 April 1933 A Dream of Autumn; The Autumn of the World Flag of Canada Wikilivres Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, C. March 1930 (Herman 2006, p. 151); Originally titled "The Autumn of the World" Lord 1976, p. 170
Herman 2006, p. 151
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Autumn of the World, The Autumn; The Dream of Autumn Herman 2006, p. 151
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Aw"Aw Come On and Fight!" The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 2: 1930-1932 2007-10 Oct 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. March 1930 (Herman 2006, p. 151); PDL Herman 2006, p. 151
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Baal 57 My name is Baal; I walked the earth of yore A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301) Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 151
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Baal-pteor 6 High on his throne Baal-pteor sat A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301) Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 151
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Babel 19 Now in the gloom the pulsing drums repeat The Fantasy Fan 1935-01 Jan 1935 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (Herman 2006, p. 152); PDL Lord 1976, p. 170
Herman 2006, pp. 151–152
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Babylon 16 For I have seen the lizards crawl Always Comes Evening 1957 Flag of Canada Wikilivres Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 171) Lord 1976, p. 171
Herman 2006, p. 152
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Abe Slickemmore, The The Cross Plainsman 2004-08 Aug 2004 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. November 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 152); PDL Herman 2006, p. 152
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Baibars, The 8 Iron winds and ruin and flame Echoes From An Iron HarpA 1972A The Sowers of the Thunder Epigraph:S The Sowers of the Thunder (Lord 1976, p. 206) Lord 1976, p. 206
Herman 2006, pp. 152, 211
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Beer, A 28 I was once, I declare, a grog-shop man Shadows of Dreams 1989 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. July 1930 (Herman 2006, p. 152); Originally untitled (Herman 2006, p. 152) Herman 2006, p. 152
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Buckshot Roberts, The 56 Buckshot Roberts was a Texas man Rhymes of Death 1975 The Ballad of Bucksnort Roberts Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 152
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Bucksnort Roberts, The The Ballad of Buckshot Roberts Herman 2006, p. 152
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Insanity, A The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. November 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 152); PDL Herman 2006, p. 152
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Dark Agnes, The 4 Her sisters bend above their looms n/a n/a Epigraph:S Sword Woman (Lord 1976, p. 315) Never published separately from the story (Herman 2006, p. 152) Lord 1976, p. 315
Herman 2006, p. 152
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of King Geraint, The 1046 This is the tale of a nameless fight The Ballad of King Geraint 1989 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301); Title provided by Lenore Preece (Herman 2006, p. 153); Letter:K Harold Preece, January 4, 1930 (Herman 2006, p. 153) Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Monk Kickawhore, The The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. November 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 153); PDL Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Naughty Nell, The The Ballad of Singapore Nell Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Nell of Singapore, The The Ballad of Singapore Nell Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Singapore Nell, The 26 There are deeds done in the East, my son, where women are bold and bad Chacal #1 1976-12-21 Winter 1976 The Ballad of Naughty Nell and The Ballad of Singapore Nell Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballade Shadows of Dreams 1989 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (Herman 2006, p. 153) Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Bandit, The 31 Out of the Texas desert, over the Rio Grande A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 301) Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Bar By the Side of the Road, The 24 There are liquorless souls that follow paths The Howard Collector #17 1972-09-21 Autumn 1972 Lord 1976, p. 171
Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Baron and the Wench, The 20 The baron quaffed a draught of wine A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301); Unfinished (Lord 1976, p. 301)/(Herman 2006, p. 153) Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Bast n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Batter the Bars n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Bell of Morni, The 24 There's a bell that hangs in a hidden cave Bran Mak Morn — The Last King 2001 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301) Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Belshazzar 6 Slow through the streets of Babylon he went The Howard Collector 1964-06-21 Summer 1964 Belshazzer Letter:K Harold Preece, c. Oct/Nov 1930 (Herman 2006, p. 154) Lord 1976, p. 171
Herman 2006, p. 154
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Belshazzer Belshazzar Title used in original letter to Harold Preece (Herman 2006, p. 154) Herman 2006, p. 154
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Belshazzar's Dream n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Beneath The South Sea Moon n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Benny Leonard n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Black Chant Imperial 24 Trumpets triumph in red disaster Weird Tales 1930-09 Sep 1930 Flag of Canada Wikilivres Shares lines with Empire (lines 1-4, 9-12- 21-32 & 37-40) (Lord 1976, p. 171)/(Herman 2006, p. 154) Lord 1976, p. 171
Herman 2006, p. 154
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Black Dawn 105 A black moon nailed against a sullen dawn Black Dawn 1972 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. March 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 154); Cyle of five poems (Herman 2006, p. 154) Lord 1976, p. 171
Herman 2006, p. 154
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Black Harps in the Hills 53 Let Saxons sing of Saxon kings Omniumgathum 1976 Pen name: Patrick Mac Conaire HowardO (Lord 1976, p. 299); Letter:K Harold Preece, c. March 1929, a version (Herman 2006, p. 154) Lord 1976, p. 299
Herman 2006, p. 154
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Black Mass A Vision Lord 1976, p. 171
Herman 2006, p. 154
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Black Michael's Story Retribution; The Song of Murtagh O'Brien Herman 2006, p. 154
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Black Seas Fantasy Book #23 (vol 5, no. 5) 1987-03 Mar 1987 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. June 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 155) Herman 2006, p. 155
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Black Stone, The 4 They say foul things of Old Times still lurk Inside & Science Fiction AdvertiserA 1956-09 Sep 1956A Epigraph:S The Black Stone (Lord 1976, p. 203); Justin GeoffreyR (Lord 1976, p. 203) Lord 1976, p. 203
Herman 2006, p. 155
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Blood of Belshazzar, The The Song of the Red Stone Herman 2006, p. 155
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Blossoms & Pagodas n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Bob Fitzsimmons n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Bombing of Gon Fanfew, The The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, February 25, 1925 (Herman 2006, p. 155); PDL Herman 2006, p. 155
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Bran Mak Morn n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Bride of Cuchulain, The 27 Love, we have laughed at living Singers in the Shadows 1970 Lord 1976, p. 171
Herman 2006, p. 155
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Broken Walls of Babel, The 10 The broken walls of Babel rear A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301) Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 155
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Bubastes 14 Bubastes! Down the lank and sullen years Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301) Lord 1976, p. 301
Buccaneer Speaks, A 24 I've broken the laws of man and God Night Images 1976 Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 155
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Buccaneer Treasure 126 This is a story that I heard from the lips of a drunken tramp Amazing Science Fiction Stories 1985-01 Jan 1985 Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 155
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Builders, The (1)N 12 We reared up Babel's towers A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301); Similar to version (2) (Herman 2006, p. 156) Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 155
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Builders, The (2)N We reared up Bab-ilu's towers The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. October 1927 (Herman 2006, p. 156); Similar to version (1) (Herman 2006, p. 156) Herman 2006, p. 156
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Builders, The (3)N The towers stand recorders The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter, vol. 1, #2 2007-11 Nov 2007 Herman 2006, p. 156
But the Hills Were Ancient Then 24 Now is a summer come out of the sea Amra (vol. 2, no. 8) 1959-11 Nov-December 1959 Wikisource logo Wikisource Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 171); Title created by George Scithers (Herman 2006, p. 156); PDL Lord 1976, p. 171
Herman 2006, p. 156
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Call of Pan, The My heart is a silver drum tonight Shadows of Dreams 1989 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. November 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 156) Herman 2006, p. 156
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Call of the Sea, The 30 White spray is flashing A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301); Lines 1-6 were first published in Dark Valley Destiny (1983) (Herman 2006, p. 156) Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 156
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Calling to Rome, A 8 There's a calling and a calling A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301) Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 156
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Campus at Midnight, The 8 Starlight gleams through the windows Omniumgathum 1976 Letter:K Edna Mann, October 30, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 156) Herman 2006, p. 156
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Campus at Night, The The Campus at Midnight Herman 2006, p. 156
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Candles Candles 1974-12-31 Late 1974/Early 1975 Ascribed to Howard by Michael Horvat (publisher) after discovery in a book, Glenn Lord questions whether this is really a Howard poem (Herman 2006, pp. 156, 397). Herman 2006, p. 156
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Castaway Shadows of Dreams 1989 Herman 2006, p. 156
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Cat of Anubis, The The Cats of Anubis Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Cats of Anubis, The 21 The stars comes blinking in a dusty day Whispers #1 1973-07 Jul 1973 The Cat of Anubis Lord 1976, p. 171
Herman 2006, p. 157
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Cells of the Coliseum, The 20 Across the walls a shadow falls A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 157
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Challenge n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Challenge to Bast, A 18 Come not to me, Bubastes Fantasy Book 1986-09 Sep 1986 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (Herman 2006, p. 157) Herman 2006, p. 157
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Champ, The 20 The champion sneered, the crowds they jeered Robert E. Howard Fight Magazine #1 1990-09 Sep 1990 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 157
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Chant Demoniac, The 18 I am Satan; I am weary Weird Tales #295 1989-12-21 Winter 1989-90 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. January 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 157) Herman 2006, p. 157
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Chant of the White Beard 8 O'er lakes agleam the old gods dream Always Comes Evening 1957 From:T Men of the Shadows (Lord 1976, p. 172); Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 172); From:T Men of the Shadows (Herman 2006, p. 157) Lord 1976, p. 172
Herman 2006, p. 157
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Chariots of Nineveh, The LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Chief of the Matabeles, The 84 The warm veldt spread beneath the tropic sun A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302); Unfinished (Lord 1976, p. 302)/(Herman 2006, p. 157); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 157
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Children of the Night, The The House in the Oaks Herman 2006, p. 157
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Chinese Gong, The The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. March 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 157); PDL Herman 2006, p. 157
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Choir Girl, The The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. March 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 158); PDL Herman 2006, p. 158
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Cimmeria 32 I remember The Howard Collector #7 1965-12-21 Winter 1965 Letter:K Emil Petaja, December 17, 1934 (Herman 2006, p. 158) Lord 1976, p. 172
Herman 2006, p. 158
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Clouds 13 n/a n/a Part 2 of the Black Dawn cycle (Herman 2006, pp. 154, 158); Never published separately (Herman 2006, p. 158) Herman 2006, p. 158
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Code 4 We're a jolly good bunch of bums A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 158
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Coming of Bast, The 36 She came in the dim of the desert dawn Lone Star Universe 1976 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated, a version (Herman 2006, p. 158) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 158
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Conn's Saga 6 The war was like a dream; I cannot tell Echoes From An Iron HarpA
n/a
1972A
n/a
Epigraph:S The Grey God Passes (Lord 1976, p. 204); Conflict:M Lord (1976, p. 204), Echoes from an Iron Harp, 1972/Herman (2006, p. 159), no separate publication Lord 1976, p. 204
Herman 2006, p. 159
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Construction Man, The n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Contrast n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Cooling of Spike McRue, The 43 A couple of hams were having a mill Writer of the Dark 1986 A parody of Robert W. Service (Lord 1976, p. 302)/(Herman 2006, p. 159) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 159
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Corbet n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Cornish Jack 88 Away in the dusty barracoon A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 159
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Counterspells 4 The doine sidhe sang to our swords by night Unaussprechlichen Kulten #1 1990-10 Oct 1990 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 159
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Cowboy The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 159); PDL Herman 2006, p. 159
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Crete 16 The green waves wash above us Weird Tales 1929-02 Feb 1929 Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL Lord 1976, p. 172
Herman 2006, p. 159
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Crown for a King, A 39 A roar of battle thundered in the hills Ariel #1 1976-09-21 Autumn 1976 Part 5 of the Voices of the Night cycle (Herman 2006, p. 159) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 159
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Crusade Wild flying hoofs whirl up the sands The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 From an undated document sent to Tevis Clyde Smith (Herman 2006, p. 159); PDL Herman 2006, p. 159
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Cry Everlasting, The (Lord 1976, p. 302) 24 "Good rede, good rede! Slay ye the Bishop!" A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 159
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Cuckoo's Revenge, The Risque Stories #5 1987-03 Mar 1987 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (Herman 2006, p. 160) Herman 2006, p. 160
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Custom 27 Crack of a whip in the dusky air Unaussprechlichen Kulten #1 1990-10 Oct 1990 Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 160
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Dance Macabre 16 I saw the grass on the hillside bend Weirdbook #12 1977 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 160
Dance with Death, The 110 The fogs of night Magira #38 1992-03-21 Spring 1992 The Adventurer's Mistress (2)N GermanP (Herman 2006, p. 160) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 160
Dancer The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 160); PDL Herman 2006, p. 160
Dancer, The The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, April 14, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 160); PDL Herman 2006, p. 160
Daughter of Evil 44 They cast her out of the court of the king Chacal #2 1977-03-21 Spring 1977 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. September 1930 (Herman 2006, p. 160); Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 160
Dawn in Flanders, A 8 I can recall a quiet sky once more The Howard Collector #5 1964-06-21 Summer 1964 Lord 1976, p. 172
Herman 2006, p. 160
Day Breaks Over Simla, The 24 Near a million dawns have burst Fantasy Crossroads #4/5 1975-08 Aug 1975 Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 161
Day That I Die, The 36 The day that I die shall the sky be clear The Howard Collector #9 1967-03-21 Spring 1967 Lord 1976, p. 172
Herman 2006, p. 161
Days of Glory 12 Ah, those were glittering, jeweled days Night Images 1976 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 161
De Ole River-Ox 21 De ole river-ox come over de ridge The Grim Land and Others 1976 Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 161
Dead Man's Hate 28 They hanged John Farrel in the dawn amid the market-place Weird Tales 1930-01 Jan 1930 Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL Lord 1976, p. 172
Herman 2006, p. 161
Howard & Burke 2008, p. X
Dead Slaver's Tale, The 22 Dim and grey was the silent sea Weirdbook #8 1974 The Tale the Dead Slaver Told Herman 2006, p. 161
Howard & Burke 2008, p. X
Death's Black Riders 4 The hangman asked of the carrion crow, but the raven made reply Echoes From An Iron HarpA 1972A Epigraph:S Death's Black Riders (Lord 1976, p. 203) Lord 1976, p. 203
Herman 2006, p. 161
Deed Beyond the Deed, The The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. December 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 161); PDL Herman 2006, p. 161
Deeps The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 161); PDL Herman 2006, p. 161
Desert, The 7 Wide and free swings the desert, far as reaches the eye A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 161
Desert Dawn 14 Dim seas of sand swim slowly into sight Weird Tales 1939-03 Mar 1939 Flag of Canada Wikilivres Lord 1976, p. 172
Herman 2006, p. 162
Desert Hawk, The 48 The burning sun scatters his fiery rays A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 303) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 162
Desire 14 "Turn out the light." I raised a willing hand Desire and Other Erotic Poems 1989 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 162
Destination 24 Against the east a somber spire loomed o'er a dusky, brooding wood Magazine of Horror #12 1965-12-21 Winter 1965/1966 Lord 1976, p. 172
Herman 2006, p. 162
Destiny (1)N 4 I think I was born to pass at dawn Savage Sword of Conan #193 1992-01 Jan 1992 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 162
Destiny (2)N What is there... Shadows of Dreams 1989 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, April 14, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 162) Herman 2006, p. 162
Destiny (3)N I am a white trail... The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 162) Herman 2006, p. 162
Devon Oak (Lord 1976, p. 303) 20 I am a Devon oak A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 162
Doom The Wheel of Destiny Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 162
Doom Chant of Than-kul, The 25 Atlantis lies in the cold jade sea Weird Tales #4 1983 Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 162
Down the Ages 22 Forever down the ages A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303); Unfinished (Lord 1976, p. 303) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 162
Drake Sings of Yesterday 56 On Devon downs I met the ghost of Drake Weirdbook #15 1981 Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, pp. 162–3
Dream and the Shadow, The 14 I dreamed a stony idol striding came Weird Tales 1937-09 Sep 1937 Flag of Canada Wikilivres Lord 1976, p. 173
Herman 2006, p. 163
Dream of Autumn, A Autumn; The Autumn of the World Lord 1976, p. 173
Herman 2006, p. 163
Dreamer The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 163); PDL Herman 2006, p. 163
Dreaming The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (Herman 2006, p. 163); PDL Herman 2006, p. 163
Dreaming in Israel Shadows of Dreams 1989 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. August 1932 (Herman 2006, p. 163) Herman 2006, p. 163
Dreaming on Downs 16 I marched with Alfred when he thundered forth Poet's Scroll 1929-08 Apr 1929 King Alfred Rides Again Wikisource logo Wikisource Pen name: Patrick HowardO (Herman 2006, p. 163);PDL Herman 2006, p. 163
Dreams 14 "Babylon has fallen, has fallen, has fallen Up John Kane! and Other Poems 1977 Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 163
Dreams of Men, The Shadows of Dreams 1989 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. October 1927 (Herman 2006, p. 163) Herman 2006, p. 163
Dreams of Nineveh 20 Silver bridge in a broken sky Golden Atom, 20th Anniversary Issue 1959-12-31 1959/1960 Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL Lord 1976, p. 173
Herman 2006, p. 164
Drowned 14 My mother sat me on the cottage stair Toadstool Wine 1975 Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 164
Drum, The 14 I heard the drum as I went down the street A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 164
Drum Begins to Throb, A Out of the Deep; The Voices Waken Memory Lord 1976, p. 173
Herman 2006, p. 164
Drum Gods 20 My muscles ripple 'neath my skin Etchings and Odysseys #9 1986 Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 164
Drummings on an Empty Skull The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (Herman 2006, p. 163); PDL Herman 2006, p. 164
Drums in My Ears 5 Beyond the creak of rat-gnawed beams in squalid peasant huts n/a n/a Epigraph:S Sword Woman (Lord 1976, p. 315) Never published separately (Herman 2006, p. 164) Lord 1976, p. 315
Herman 2006, p. 164
Drums of Pictdom, The 4 How can I wear the harness of toil Bran Mak Morn 1969-09 Sep 1969 Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 173) Lord 1976, p. 173
Herman 2006, p. 164
Dull Sound as of Knocking, A 12 Who raps here on my door tonight A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Flag of Canada Wikilivres Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 164
Howard & Burke 2008, p. X
Dungeon Opens, A 76 They let me out of the slimy cell Ein Traumer Aus Texas 1987 GermanP (Herman 2006, p. 164) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 164
Dust Dance, The (1)N 76 Ah, it's little they knew when they molded me The Howard Collector #10 1968-03-21 Spring 1968 Incomplete (Lord 1976, p. 173); Shares lines with version (2) (Lord 1976, p. 173); Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. March 1928, partial (Herman 2006, p. 165) Lord 1976, p. 173
Herman 2006, p. 165
Dust Dance, The (2)N 72 For I, with the shape of my kin, the ape The Howard Collector #7 1965-12-21 Winter 1965 Incomplete (Lord 1976, p. 173); Shares lines with version (1), The Song of Horsa's Galley and The Road to Hell (Lord 1976, p. 173); Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. March 1928, partial (Herman 2006, p. 165) Lord 1976, p. 173
Herman 2006, p. 165
Dweller in Dark Valley, The 20 The nightwinds tossed the tangled trees, the stars were cold with scorn Magazine of Horror #11 1965-11 Nov 1965 Lord 1976, p. 174
Herman 2006, p. 165
Howard & Burke 2008, p. X
Dying Pirate Speaks of Treasure, A 40 Lash me two round shot hard to my ankles Up John Kane! and Other Poems 1977 Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 165
Earth-born 28 By rose and verdant valley Fire and Sleet and Candlelight 1961 Lord 1976, p. 174
Herman 2006, p. 165
Easter Island 14 How many weary centuries have flown Weird Tales 1928-12 Dec 1928 Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL Lord 1976, p. 174
Herman 2006, p. 165
Echo of Laughter in the Gulfs, An Laughter in the Gulfs Lord 1976, p. 174
Echoes from an Anvil 54 I leave no paltry poets Night Images 1966 Pen name: Robert E. Patrick HowardO (Lord 1976, p. 314) Lord 1976, p. 314
Herman 2006, p. 166
Echoes from an Iron Anvil Verses in Ebony 1975 Herman 2006, p. 166
Echo from the Iron Harp, An The Gold and the Grey Herman 2006, p. 166
Echoing Shadows The Iron Harp; Voices of the Night Lord 1976, p. 174
Herman 2006, p. 166
Ecstasy 60 There is a strangeness in my soul Rhymes of Death 1975 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 166
Ecstasy of Desolation, The Shadows of Dreams 1989 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. OCtober 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 166) Herman 2006, p. 166
Edgar Guest 5 How long have you written, Eddie Guest? How long have you twirled a pen A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303); Unfinished (Lord 1976, p. 303)/(Herman 2006, p. 166) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 166
Egypt 14 Bubastes! Down the lank and sullen years Whispers #2 1973-12 Dec 1973 Lord 1976, p. 174
Herman 2006, p. 166
Emancipation 20 The couplers lock and the air-brakes grate Always Comes Evening 1957 Flag of Canada Wikilivres Lord 1976, p. 174
Herman 2006, p. 166
Empire 40 Trumpets triumph in red disaster Verses in Ebony 1975 Pen name: Patrick Mac Conaire HowardO (Lord 1976, p. 299); Shares lines with Black Chant Imperial, which is a shortened version of this poem (Lord 1976, p. 299)/(Herman 2006, p. 167); Subtitled "A Song for All Exiles" (Lord 1976, p. 299) Lord 1976, p. 299
Herman 2006, p. 167
Empire's Destiny 23 Bab-ilu's women gazed upon our spears Poet's Scroll 1929-06 Jun 1929 Oh, Babylon, Lost Babylon Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL; Pen name: Patrick HowardO (Herman 2006, p. 167) Herman 2006, p. 167
End of the Glory Trail, The 12 One man fought for a creed and one Rhymes of Death 1975 Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 167
Envoy The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. November 1932 (Herman 2006, p. 167); PDL Herman 2006, p. 167
Eric of Norway 219 Eric Ranesen, the Viking, son of the sword and spear A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 167
Escape 7 I'd like to throw over the whole damn thing A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 167
Eternity The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 167); PDL Herman 2006, p. 167
Exhortation 4 Oh, ye who tread the narrow way A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 167
Fables for Little Folks 16 He was six foot four and wide as a door The Daniel Baker CollegianG 1926-03-15 15 March 1926 Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL Lord 1976, p. 175
Herman 2006, p. 167
Far Country, A Shadows of Dreams 1989 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. November 1928 (Herman 2006, pp. 167–8) Herman 2006, pp. 167–8
Far in the Gloomy Northland 24 Far in the gloomy Northland A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 168
Farewell, Proud Munster 28 Night in the county of Donegal A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 168
Feach Air Muir Lionadhi Gealach Buidhe Mar Or 31 Mananan Mac Lir The JuntoH
Coven13
1929-08 Aug 1929
Mar 1970
Wikisource logo Wikisource Conflict:M Lord (1976, p. 175), Coven 13, 1970/Herman (2006, p. 168), The Junto, 1929 Lord 1976, p. 175
Herman 2006, p. 168
Fear That Follows, The 24 The smile of a child was on her lips - oh, smile of a last long rest Singers in the Shadows 1970 Lord 1976, p. 175
Herman 2006, p. 168
Howard & Burke 2008, p. X
Fearsome Touch of Death, The 4 As long as midnight cloaks the earth Echoes From An Iron HarpA 1972A Epigraph:S The Fearsome Touch of Death (Lord 1976, p. 203) Lord 1976, p. 203
Herman 2006, p. 168
February 20 What is so vile as a February day Parody Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304); A parody of the description of June in Sir Launfal (Lord 1976, p. 304); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 168
Feud, The 12 He did not glance above the trail to the laurel where I lay Fantasy Crossroads #13 1978-06 Jun 1978 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 168
Flaming Marble 14 I carved a woman out of marble when Poet's Scroll 1929-01 Jan 1929 Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL; Pen name: Patrick HowardO (Herman 2006, p. 168) Herman 2006, p. 168
Flight 24 A jackal laughed from a thicket still, the stars were haggard pale Witchcraft & Sorcery 1971-05 May 1971 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. September 1927, earlier, shorter version (Herman 2006, p. 168) Lord 1976, p. 175
Herman 2006, p. 168
Flint's Passing 30 Bring aft the rum! Life's measure's overfull Fantasy Crossroads #3 1975-05 May 1975 Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 169
Flood, The The Ghost Ocean and Other Poems of the Supernatural 1982 To All the Evangelists Herman 2006, p. 169
Follower, The 20 I am the man who followed The Golden CaliphI
The Last Celt
1922-01 1922/1923
1976
Conflict:M Lord (1976, p. 175), The Last Celt, 1976/Herman (2006, p. 169), The Golden Caliph, 1922–23; An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 175) Lord 1976, p. 175
Herman 2006, p. 169
For Man Was Given the Earth to Rule 44 The mallet clashes on the nail The Ghost Ocean and Other Poems of the Supernatural 1986-09 Sep 1986 And Man Was Given the Earth to Rule; The Old Gods Brood Lord 1976, p. 308
Herman 2006, p. 169
Forbidden Magic 14 There came to me a Shape one summer night Weird Tales 1929-07 Jul 1929 Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL Lord 1976, p. 175
Herman 2006, p. 169
Fragment 35 And so his boyhood wandered into youth Weird Tales 1937-12 Dec 1937 Lord 1976, p. 175
Herman 2006, p. 169
Howard & Burke (2008, p. x)
Freedom 8 The world is rife, say I A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 169
Futility (1)N 16 Golden goats on a hillside black Weird Tales 1937-11 Nov 1937 Very similar to Moonlight on a Skull (Lord 1976, p. 175)/(Herman 2006, p. 170) Lord 1976, p. 175
Herman 2006, p. 170
Futility (2)N 30 Time races on and none can stay the tread The Daniel Baker CollegianG 1926-05-25 25 May 1926 Flag of Canada Wikilivres PDL Lord 1976, p. 176
Herman 2006, p. 170
Gates of Babylon, The 25 The gates of Babylon stand ajar The Ghost OCean and Other Poems of the Supernatural 1982 Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 170
Gates of Nineveh, The 16 These are the gates of Nineveh; here Weird Tales 1928-07 Jul 1928 Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL Lord 1976, p. 176
Herman 2006, p. 170
Ghost Dancers 32 Night has come over ridge and hill Writer of the Dark 1986 Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 170
Ghost Kings, The 12 The ghost kings are marching; the midnight knows their tread Weird Tales 1938-12 Dec 1938 Flag of Canada Wikilivres Lord 1976, p. 176
Herman 2006, p. 170
Ghost Ocean, The 16 There is a sea and a silent moon The Ghost Ocean and Other Poems of the Supernatural 1982 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 171
Girl The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 171); PDL Herman 2006, p. 171
Girls The Toreador 1925-07-05 5 July 1925 Herman 2006, p. 171
Gladiator and the Lady, The 14 When I was a boy in Britain and you were a girl in Rome Shadows of Dreams 1989 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. April 1930 (Herman 2006, p. 171) Herman 2006, p. 171
Gods I Worshipped, The A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Herman 2006, p. 171
Gods of Easter Island, The 14 Long ere Priapus pranced through groves Arcadian sunlight kissed Always Comes Evening 1957 Flag of Canada Wikilivres Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 176) Lord 1976, p. 176
Herman 2006, p. 171
Gods of the Jungle Drums, The 27 Mutter of drums, jungle drums The Grim Land and Others 1976 Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 171
Gods Remember, The (1)N Lost wonders of the ages The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource An early draft of version (2) (Herman 2006, p. 171); Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. October 1927 (Herman 2006, p. 171); PDL Herman 2006, p. 171
Gods Remember, The (2)N 16 The glories of the ages Etchings and Odysseys #9 1986 Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 171
Gold and the Grey, The 55 Shadows and echoes haunt my dreams with dim and subtle pain The Gold and the Grey 1974 An Echo from the Iron Harp Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 171
Good Mistress Brown 20 A sturdy housewife was Mistress Brown Desire and Other Erotic Poems 1989 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 172
Great Man Speaks, A The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. November 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 172); PDL Herman 2006, p. 172
Grey God Passes, The 4 Oh Masters of the North, we come with tally of remembered dead Echoes From An Iron HarpA 1972A Conn's Saga Epigraph:S The Grey God Passes (Lord 1976, p. 204) Lord 1976, p. 204
Herman 2006, p. 172
Grey Lover, The The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. January 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 172); PDL Herman 2006, p. 172
Grim Land, The 28 From Sonora to Del Rio is a hundred barren miles The Grim Land and Others 1976 Shares lines with Sonora to Del Rio (Lord 1976, p. 304); Letter:K to H. P. Lovecraft, June 1931 (Herman 2006, p. 172) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 172
Guise of Youth, The 20 Men say my years are few; yet I am old Science-Fantasy Correspondent #1 1975-12 Dec 1975 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 307) Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, p. 172
Hadrian's Wall 14 Against these stones red waves of carnage break Singers in the Shadows 1970 Lord 1976, p. 176
Herman 2006, p. 172
Hairy-Chested Idealist Sings, A 52 I was drunk, drunk, drunk The JuntoH 1928-10 Oct 1928 Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, p. 172
Harlot, The 12 Mrs. Crown was a dame of the town Risque Stories #3 1985-07 Jul 1985 Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, pp. 172–173
Harp of Alfred, The 18 I heard the harp of Alfred Weird Tales 1928-09 Sep 1928 Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL Lord 1976, p. 176
Herman 2006, p. 173
Harvest 4 We reap and bind the bitter yield The Howard Collector 1972-09-21 Autumn 1972 Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 176) Lord 1976, p. 176
Herman 2006, p. 173
Hate's Dawn 18 I pinned him hard in a vacant trench The JuntoH 1929-07 Jul 1929 Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, p. 173
Haunting Columns 14 The walls of Luxor broke the silver sand Weird Tales 1938-02 Feb 1938 Flag of Canada Wikilivres One of the "Sonnets Out of Bedlam" sequence of poems (Herman 2006, p. 173) Lord 1976, p. 177
Herman 2006, p. 173
Heart of the Sea's Desire, The 28 The stars beat up from the shadowy sea Always Comes Evening 1957 Mate of the Sea Flag of Canada Wikilivres Title created by Dale Hart for an untilted version but another draft was later found with the title Mate of the Sea (Herman 2006, p. 173) Lord 1976, p. 177
Herman 2006, p. 173
Heritage (1)N 30 My people came from Munster and the cold north Nevis side The JuntoH
The Howard Collector #10
1929-08 Aug 1929
Spring 1968
Conflict:M Lord (1976, p. 177), The Howard Collector, 1968/Herman (2006, p. 174), The Junto, 1929 Lord 1976, p. 177
Herman 2006, p. 174
Heritage (2)N 12 Saxon blood in the veins of me Fantasy Crossroads #2 1975-02 Feb 1975 Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, p. 174
High Blue Halls The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. April 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 174); PDL Herman 2006, p. 174
Hills of Kandahar, The 28 The night primeval breaks in scarlet mist Weird Tales 1939-06 Jun-July 1939 Flag of Canada Wikilivres Lord 1976, p. 177
Herman 2006, p. 174
Hope Empty of Meaning 8 Man is a fool and a blinded toy The Howard Collector 1971-09-21 Autumn 1971 Lord 1976, p. 177
Herman 2006, p. 174
Hopes of Dreams 20 Sunfire caught in a windy mesh Witchcraft & Sorcery 1972 Lord 1976, p. 177
Herman 2006, p. 174
Hour of the Dragon, The 6 The Lion banner sways and falls in the horror-haunted gloom The Howard CollectorA 1969-03-21 Spring 1969A Epigraph:S The Hour of the Dragon (Lord 1976, p. 204) Lord 1976, p. 204
Herman 2006, p. 174
House in the Oaks, The 4 Tread not where stony deserts hold Dark ThingsA 1971A Children of the Night Originally an unused verse heading for The Children of the Night, August Derleth used it with the story The House in the Oaks instead (Herman 2006, p. 174); Justin GeoffreyR (Herman 2006, p. 174) Lord 1976, p. 204
Herman 2006, p. 174
House of Gael, The 12 The ancient boast, the ancient song A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 307) Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, p. 174
How to Select a Successful Evangelist The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. March 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 175); PDL Herman 2006, p. 175
Hy-Brasil The Isle of Hy-Brasil Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, p. 175
Hymn of Hatred 12 Oh, brother coiling in the acrid grass Always Comes Evening 1957 Flag of Canada Wikilivres Shares lines with A Rattlesnake Sings in the Grass (Lord 1976, p. 177) Lord 1976, p. 177
Herman 2006, p. 175

Notes[edit]

Further explanations
  • ^A These publications/dates indicate where and when these headings were first published independently of the works to which they were originally attached. (Lord 1976, p. 106)
  • ^B These tentative titles were used by Glenn Lord as a means to identify the poems where no original title was available. (Lord 1976, pp. 106–107)
  • ^C An early work is defined as one believed to have been written before 1924. (Lord 1976, p. 107)
Notes on publications
  • ^D The Tattler was the newspaper of Brownwood High School. (Lord 1976, p. 107)
  • ^E The Cross Plains Review is the weekly newspaper for Cross Plains, Texas. (Lord 1976, p. 107)
  • ^F The Yellow Jacket is the newspaper of Howard Payne College. (Lord 1976, p. 107)
  • ^G The Daniel Baker Collegian was the newspaper of Daniel baker College of Brownwood; the college has since merged with Howard Payne College. (Lord 1976, p. 107)
  • ^H The Junto was a literary travelogue circulated from member to member on a mailing list from 1928 to 1930. (Lord 1976, p. 341)
  • ^I The Golden Caliph (1922 or 1923, one issue) and The Right Hook (1925, three issues) were amateur magazines created by Robert E. Howard and Tevis Clyde Smith as teenagers. (Herman 2006, pp. 407 & 427)
  • ^J The Progress was published by Cross Plains High School.
Notes on short hand
  • ^K All or part of these poems are from or were included in a letter from Robert E. Howard to some recipient (the date is either the explicit date on the letter, an approximate dating of the letter where possible or else simply marked undated). e.g. "Letter: Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926" indicates that the poem is from a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith dated June 23, 1926.
  • ^L These poems are in the public domain in the United States and any country where the Rule of the Shorter Term applies. (Herman 2007, Poems)
  • ^M With these poems, two or more sources give different publications and dates of the first appearance. e.g. "Conflict: Lord (1976, p. 186), The Howard Collector, 1962/Herman (2006, p. 204), The Junto, 1929" indicates that Lord (1976, p. 186) states first publication as The Howard Collector (published in 1962), while Herman (2006, p. 204) states first publication as The Junto (published in 1929). Always listed with the earliest date first.
  • ^N Howard sometimes used the same title more than once, or the same title has been attached to untitled works by others. In these cases the poems have been numbered to distinguish them. e.g. "(2)" following the title indicates that this the second poem with the same name.
  • ^O These poems were published under a pen name. e.g. "Pen name: Patrick Howard" indicated that the poem was published under the pen name Patrick Howard.
  • ^P These poems were first published in a non-American publication. e.g. "French" indicates that it was first published in a French book or magazine.
  • ^R These poems are attributed to "Justin Geoffrey," a fictional poet Howard created for his fiction.
  • ^S These poems were originally used as epigraphs, heading chapter and whole stories, in works of prose fiction. This list shows where they were printed separately from the prose. e.g. "Epigraph: The Phoenix on the Sword" indicates that the poem was used as an opening in the short story The Phoenix on the Sword.
  • ^T These poems were part of a different work, usually prose fiction, but were not used to open the work or head chapters. This list shows where they were printed separately from the main work, if at all. e.g. "From: Men of the Shadows" indicates that this poem was originally included in, or part of, the short storyMen of the Shadows.
  • ^U Poems with these titles are on record but no known copy exists today.

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