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. Every effort has been made to list full information at all entries for each title, to save the user time in scrolling. Occasionally, alternative titles appear consecutively, in which case the second entry will follow without additional information, 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 indicated in the Notes column. Where multiple titles exist, they have been listed alphabetically by their various designations following the word "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, so the poems are listed under those titles as well. 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 34 Your only excuse, Abe Lincoln Shadows of Dreams 1989 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. May 1932 (Herman 2006, p. 147) The second of “Three Sketches” 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
Across the wastes of No Man's Land ... 28 Across the wastes of No Man's Land, the grey-clad slayers came A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled: No Man's Land Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 308) Lord 1976, p. 308
Herman 2006, p. 188
Actor, The 12 I am an actor and have been an actor from birth A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled (I am an actor ...”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 300) Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 147
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Adam's loins were mountains 40 Adam's loins were mountains The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Untitled: Adam's loins were mountains Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. November 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 217); PDL Herman 2006, p. 217
Adventure (1) N 21 Adventure, I have followed your beck Omniumgathum 1976 Untitled (“Adventure, I have followed your beck”) 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 4 My feet are set on the outward trails 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
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 Untitled (“The scarlet standards of the sun”) a draft version with a different 4th stanza is found in the notes of COLLECTED POETRY Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Adventurer's Mistress, The (2) 110 The fogs of night Magira #38 1992-03-21 Spring 1992 Dance with Death, The N From an undated enclosure with a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith; GermanP (Herman 2006, p. 160) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 160
Adventures N 8 Scarlet and gold are the stars tonight The Cross Plainsman August 2004 (last four lines only) / The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 (first full appearance) Untitled: Scarlet and gold are the stars tonight Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 148); PDL 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 24 Kissing the lips of the morning Weirdbook" #9 1975 Mark of the Beast This poem is at the start of Act II, Scene ii of “Songs of Bastards”; From a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. March 1929 Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
After the trumps are sounded 8 After the trumps are sounded The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: After the trumps are sounded Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. September 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 218); PDL Herman 2006, p. 218
Against the blood red moon a tower stands 8 lines, plus a 142-word prose introduction Against the blood red moon a tower stands The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: Against the blood red moon a tower stands Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. Aug/Sep 1927 (Herman 2006, p. 218); PDL Herman 2006, p. 218
Age 20 Age sat on his high throne The JuntoH /
The Howard Collector
1928-09 Sep 1928 /
Spring 1971
To the Old Men (two slightly variant versions) 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 Untitled (“The ages stride on golden feet”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 300) Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 148
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Ah, I know black queens ... 34 Ah, I know black queens whose passions blaze Risque Stories #1 1984-03 Mar 1984 Strange Passion Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 311) Lord 1976, p. 311
Herman 2006, p. 211
Ah, the rover hides 4 Oh, the rover hides in Aves when he runs A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled: O THE BRAVE SEA-ROVER Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 308); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 308) Lord 1976, p. 308
Herman 2006, p. 189
Ah, those were glittering, jeweled days 12 Ah, those were glittering, jeweled days Night Images 1976 Days of Glory Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 161
Alamo, The 6 For days they ringed us with the flame 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 Untitled (“My brothers are blond and calm of speech”) Tentative titleB 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 Untitled (“Now anthropoid and leprous shadows lope”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 300) Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 149
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
All is pose and artifice 4 All is pose and artifice A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Artifice Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 300) (Lord 1976, p. 300)
Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
All men look at Life and all look differently 4 All men look at Life and all look differently A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Perspective Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 308) Lord 1976, p. 308
Herman 2006, p. 192
All the crowd 20 All the crowd The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: ("All The Crowd") Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, October 9, 1925 (Herman 2006, p. 218); PDL Herman 2006, p. 218
Altars and Jesters 100 God is God and Mahommed his prophet Altars and Jesters 1974 An Opium Dream; A 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 9 Build me a gibbet against the sky 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 stood on a mountain height 5 Am-ra stood on a mountain height Kull: Exile of Atlantis 2006-10 Oct 2006 Untitled: Summer Morn Wikisource logo Wikisource Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 311); PDL Lord 1976, p. 311
Herman 2006, p. 212
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
The Amsterdam Maid (4 2-line verses with identical alternating refrains following each, plus a 2-line chorus after each verse) (“In Amsterdam I met a maid …”) The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2JO-i2aPs8; http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=5070 Mnemonic reconstruction V Letter:K Robert W. Gordon, March 17, 1927; NOT INCLUDED IN COLLECTED POETRY
The ancient boast, the ancient song 12 The ancient boast, the ancient song A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled: The House of Gael Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 307) Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, p. 174
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 Bill, he looked at me and said ... (Title not Howard's) And Bill, he looked at me and said ... The Right HookI vol. 1, #2 1925-03-22 1925 Untitled: And Bill, he looked at me and said ... Herman 2006, p. 218
And Dempsey climbed into the ring and the crowd sneered (Title not Howard's) 6 And Dempsey climbed into the ring and the crowd sneered The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Untitled: And Dempsey climbed into the ring and the crowd sneered Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, July 16, 1925 (Herman 2006, p. 218); PDL; introduced with the line “In Carl S.’s style” (presumably Sandberg) Herman 2006, p. 218
And Man Was Given the Earth to Rule 44 The mallet clashes on the nail Fantasy Book #21 September 1986 For Man Was Given the Earth to Rule; The Old Gods Brood Listed as "And . . ." in Fantasy Book;"The Old Gods Brood" is from Glenn Lord's title to an untitled typescript. Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
And so his boyhood wandered into youth 35 And so his boyhood wandered into youth Weird Tales 1937-12 Dec 1937 Fragment Wikisource logo Wikisource In SELECTED POEMS the first line is used as the title; the poem is not an unfinished fragment, as many Howard works are designated, but was actually titled “Fragment” in its first publication Lord 1976, p. 175
Herman 2006, p. 169
Howard & Burke (2008, p. x)
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
And there were lethal women, flaming ice and fire 8 And there were lethal women, flaming ice and fire Yesteryear #4 1989-10 Oct 1989 Untitled: And there were lethal women, flaming ice and fire Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. February 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 219) Herman 2006, pp. 218–219
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 Another Hymn of Hatred Pen name: Patrick HowardO (Lord 1976, p. 299) Lord 1976, p. 299
Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Apeneck Sweeney spreads his knees 7 Apeneck Sweeney spreads his knees private 1930 (?) According to Rusty Burke's “The Robert E. Howard Bookshelf” webpage, REH was acquainted with T. S. Eliot’s “Sweeney Among the Nightingales,” and gave a copy of an unnumbered copy (from a 1930 edition of 1200) of The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter to his friend Clyde Smith with this inscription, citing the first stanza of the poem from memory, with the usual inevitable discrepancies. to his friend Clyde Smith with this rhymed inscription. cited by Barbara Barrett in "Robert E. Howard and the Issue of Racism: The African and African-American Poems — Part 4" on the REH--Two-Gun Raconteur website, JA 12, 2012
Arcadian Days 95 Back in days of green Arcady when the world was young and free The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource 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 Letter:K H. P. Lovecraft, December 9, 1931 (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 Untitled (“All is pose and artifice”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 300) (Lord 1976, p. 300)
Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
As a great spider grows to monstrous girth 14 As a great spider grows to monstrous girth A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Ju-ju Doom Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 307) Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, p. 176
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 Rhyme of Salem Town, A Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 300) Lord 1976, p. 300
Herman 2006, p. 150
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
“As I went down to Salem town ...” 74 As I went down to Salem town, I met good Mistress Meek A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled (“As I went down to Salem town ...”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 309) Lord 1976, p. 309
Herman 2006, p. 197
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
As you dance upon the air 7 As you dance upon the air A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled: As you dance upon the air Incomplete, only the final seven lines survive (Lord 1976, p. 312) Lord 1976, p. 312
Herman 2006, p. 219
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 20 There breaks in the bazaar of Zanzibar 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 Inn of the Gory Dagger, with nothing to... 56 At the Inn of the Gory Dagger, with nothing to... The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: At the Inn of the Gory Dagger Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. February 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 219); PDL Herman 2006, pp. 218–219
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 16 When I was a little lad Robert E. Howard: Selected Letters: 1931-1936 1991-03 1991 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, C. May 1932 (Herman 2006, p. 151); "Duna" was a then-popular poem by Marjorie Pickthall (1883–1922) about an old sailor happy to come back home to Duna 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 12 Now is the lyre of Homer flecked with rust Weird Tales 1933-04 April 1933 Autumn; The Dream of Autumn Flag of Canada Wikilivres Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, C. March 1930 (Herman 2006, p. 151); Originally titled "The Autumn of the World" Herman 2006, p. 151
Thom, Herman & Woods, § A
Aw"Aw Come On and Fight!" 24 His first was a left that broke my nose 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
“Away in the dusky barracoon” 88 Away in the dusty barracoon A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Cornish Jack; Untitled (“Away in the dusky barracoon”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 159
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Baal 57 My name is Baal; I walked the earth of yore A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled (“My name is Baal ...”) 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 Untitled (“High on his throne Baal-Pteor sat”) 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--draft 10 For I have watched the lizards crawl through high Belshazzer’s marble hall …”
Babylon 16 For I have seen the lizards crawl Always Comes Evening 1957 Untitled (“For I have seen the lizards crawl”) Flag of Canada Wikilivres Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 171) Lord 1976, p. 171
Herman 2006, p. 152
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
"Babylon has fallen 14 "Babylon has fallen, has fallen, has fallen Up John Kane! and Other Poems 1977 Dreams Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 163
Ballad of Abe Slickemmore, The 4 Guzzle your beer, you lazy louse! The Cross Plainsman 2004-08 Aug 2004 Wikisource logo Wikisource 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 15 Iron winds and ruin and flame Echoes From An Iron HarpA 1972A The Sowers of the Thunder (in truncated version); Untitled: "Fill up my goblet" 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 Untitled (“I was once, I declare, a grog-shop man”) 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 Incorrectly titled “Ballad of Bucksnort Roberts” in its first appearance; Buckshot Roberts was a historical figure, involved in the Lincoln County War, famous for holing up in a cabin and shooting it out with an entire posse, getting killed, naturally Herman 2006, p. 152. 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 Dark Agnes, The 4 Her sisters bend above their looms n/a n/a Alternate title: verse heading for Chapter 4 of “Sword Woman” 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 Insanity, A 8 Adam was my ball-and-chain 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. 152); PDL Herman 2006, p. 152
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of King Geraint, The 1,046 This is the tale of a nameless fight The Ballad of King Geraint 1989 Untitled (“This is the tale of a nameless fight”) 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 84 My brother, he was a keg of beer 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. 153); PDL Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Naughty Nell, The 26 There are deeds done in the East, my son, where women are bold and bad The Ballad of Singapore Nell Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballad of Nell of Singapore, The There are dark deeds done in the East, my son 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 grim things did, in the East, old kid Chacal #1 1976-12-21 Winter 1976 The Ballad of Naughty Nell and The Ballad of Singapore Nell draft from an undated letterK to Tevis Clyde Smith, significantly different from the version published in CHACAL and DESIRE; the original typescript version is used for COLLECTED POETRY Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Ballade 20 Shattered shards of a broken shrine 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 Untitled (“Out of the Texas desert ...”) 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 Baron and the Wench, The; Untitled (“The baron quaffed a draught of wine ...”) 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
The Baron of Fenland ... 19 The Baron of Fenland sat at ease ... American and European Manuscripts and Printed Books 1986-12-19 19 December 1986 Untitled: The Baron of Fenland ... Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. September 1927 (Herman 2006, p. 219); Also written on the endpapers of a copy of Beau Geste (Herman 2006, p. 219) Herman 2006, p. 219
“The baron quaffed a draught of wine ...” 20 The baron quaffed a draught of wine A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Baron and the Wench, The; Untitled (“The baron quaffed a draught of wine ...”) 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
A beggar, singing without 14 A beggar, singing without The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: A beggar, singing without Excerpted from the verse play "Songs of Bastards" Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. March 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 219) Herman 2006, p. 219
Bell of Morni, The 24 There's a bell that hangs in a hidden cave Bran Mak Morn — The Last King 2001 Untitled (“There’s a bell that hangs in a hidden cave”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301) Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 153
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
The Belle of Edinburgh Town 56 (“Come all you pretty maidens …”) The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=caroline+of+edinburgh Mnemonic reconstructionV of “Caroline of Edinburgh Town”; Letter:K Robert W. Gordon, April 9, 1926; NOT INCLUDED IN COLLECTED POETRY
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
Bill Boozy was a pirate bold 8 Bill Boozy was a pirate bold The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: Bill Boozy was a pirate bold Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. July 30, 1923 (Herman 2006, p. 217); PDL Herman 2006, p. 219
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 / The gods have said: “Life is a mystic shrine.” / Mohammed, Buddha, Moses, Satan, Thor! / They sell brown men for gold in Zanzibar / Break down the world and mold it once again! Black Dawn 1972 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. March 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 154); A cycle of 5 numbered, untitled poems: "Shadows" (20 lines), "Clouds" (13 lines), "Shrines" (26 lines), "The Iron Harp" (32 lines), and "Invocation (14 lines)"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 24 Thomas Fitzgerald, Shane O’Neill Untitled: ("Thomas Fitzgerald, Shane O’Neill") A shorter version of the 53-line "Black Harps in the Hills"; 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 Harps in the Hills 53 Let Saxons sing of Saxon kings Omniumgathum 1976 Untitled (“Thomas Fitzgerald, Shane O’Neill”) 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 Long glaives of frozen light crawled up and down Startling Mystery Stories 1967-09-21 Fall 1967 A Vision Nearly identical to “A Vision” in the first two stanzas, but changes a good bit in the last two Lord 1976, p. 171
Herman 2006, p. 154
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Black Michael's Story 22 The moon above the Kerry hills Always Comes Evening 1957 Retribution; The Song of Murtagh O'Brien; Untitled (“The moon above the Kerry hills ...”) Flag of Canada Wikilivres Titled 'Retribution from an untitled draft, Howard's original title The Song of Murtagh O'Brien was found on a later copy (Herman 2006, p. 196) Lord 1976, p. 183
Herman 2006, p. 196
Black Seas 8 I have heard black seas booming in the night 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 (verse heading) 4 They say foul things of Old Times still lurk Inside & Science Fiction Advertiser A 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 (verse heading) 10 It shone on the breast of the Persian king. Echoes From An Iron HarpA 1972A The Song of the Red Stone Epigraph:S The Blood of Belshazzar (Lord 1976, p. 203); Verse heading of short story "The Blood of Belshazzar," starring Cormac Fitzgeoffrey Herman 2006, p. 155
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Bloodstones and Ebony (579 words) I knelt in a great cavern before an altar which sent up in everlasting spirals a slender serpent of white smoke. Etchings in Ivory (Chapbook) 1968 Fifth "prose poem" in the Etchings in Ivory cycle
Blossoms & Pagodas n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Blow, Boys, Blow 12 Blow, my bullies, I long to hear you ‘‘The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929’’ 2007-06 Jun 2007 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vv0T7YPelEQ Mnemonic reconstructionV Letter:K Robert W. Gordon, misdated January 2, 1926—actually 1927; NOT INCLUDED IN COLLECTED POETRY
Blow the Man Down 16 As I was walking down Paradise Street ‘‘The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929’’ 2007-06 Jun 2007 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5k0ZA4jxqw Mnemonic reconstructionV Letter:K Robert W. Gordon, March 17, 1927; NOT INCLUDED IN COLLECTED POETRY
Bob Fitzsimmons n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Bombing of Gon Fanfew, The 52 A gang of the Reds were hanging a Jew The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, February 25, 1925 (Herman 2006, p. 155); PDL Herman 2006, p. 155
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Boot Hill Payoff (aka “The Last Ride”) Contains an embedded mnemonic reconstruction of “Brady” (q.v.). The story is a collaboration with Chandler Whipple (Robert Enders Allen), who wrote chapters 1-6, then turned it over to Howard to finish.
Botany Bay 12 lines with a three-line chorus repeated after each verse Blow, my bullies, I long to hear you ‘‘The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929’’ 2007-06 Jun 2007 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKgXldJb5p4 Mnemonic reconstructionV Letter:K Robert W. Gordon, misdated January 2, 1926—actually 1927; NOT INCLUDED IN COLLECTED POETRY
Brady 20 Early in the morning in the month of May ‘‘The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929’’ 2007-06 Jun 2007 “Boot Hill Payoff”; "The Last Ride" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13RqdBIPKOU Mnemonic reconstructionV of “Duncan and Brady” also embedded in the short story “Boot Hill Payoff” (aka "The Last Ride") a collaboration with Chandler Whipple (Robert Enders Allen), who wrote chapters 1-6, then turned it over to Howard to finish; Letter:K Robert W. Gordon, April 9, 1926; NOT INCLUDED IN COLLECTED POETRY
Bran Mak Morn n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Brazen thewed giant of a grimmer Age Brazen thewed giant of a grimmer Age The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter, vol. 1, #2 2007-11 Nov 2007 Untitled: Brazen thewed giant of a grimmer Age Unfinished (Herman 2006, p. 220) Herman 2006, p. 220
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 Untitled (“The broken walls of Babel”) 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 Whispers #2 1973-12 Dec 1973 Egypt 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 (Herman 2006, p. 156) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301); Similar to version (2) (Herman 2006, p. 156); A total of six quatrains that were split over two pages of typescript that got separated; only two quatrains appeared in the original publication of A RHYME OF SALEM TOWN, then three in the Robert E. Howard Foundation’s edition, then the last four quatrains were first published in THE REHF NEWSLETTER V1, #2; first complete publication in COLLECTED POETRY. Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 155
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Builders, The (2)N 8 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); shorter, slightly different, likely an early draft; uses the first and last quatrains from “Builders (1)”, with “Bab-ilu” instead of “Babel” in the first line; not included in COLLECTED POETRY (Herman 2006, p. 156) Herman 2006, p. 156
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
Builders, The (3)N 16(?) 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 Untitled (“Now is a summer come out of the sea”) 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
By old Abie Goldstein's pawn shop 8 By old Abie Goldstein's pawn shop where the ghetto meets the quay ... The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: By old Abie Goldstein's pawn shop Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. March 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 220); PDL Herman 2006, p. 220
Call of Pan, The 14 My heart is a silver drum tonight Shadows of Dreams 1989 Untitled (“My heart is a silver drum tonight”) 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, and a calling A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled (“There’s a calling, and a calling, and a calling ...”) 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
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 Herman|2006|p=157} 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 Volume 5 Number 3 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 #2 1990-09 Sep 1990 Untitled (“The champion sneered ...”) 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 Untitled (“O’er lakes agleam ...”) 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
“The chariots were chanting ...” 14 The chariots were chanting Shadows of Dreams 1989 Last Words He Heard, The; Untitled (“The chariots were chanting ...”) Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. December 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 179) Herman 2006, p. 179
“Chesterton twanged on his lyre” 5 Chesterton twanged on his lyre A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Song of Bards, A; Untitled (“Chesterton twanged on his lyre”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 311) Lord 1976, p. 311
Herman 2006, p. 208
Chief of the Matabeles, The 84 The warm veldt spread beneath the tropic sun A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled (“The warm veldt spread ...”) 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 4 Tread not where stony deserts hold The House in the Oaks Third of the three verses from “The House In The Oaks” (with “An Open Window” and “Arkham”). Originally from an early draft of “The Children of the Night”, in which it was attributed to fictitious poet Justin Geoffrey. Replaced in the final version with two lines from “The Gates of Damascus” by James Flecker, this poem was added by Derleth to his version of “The House in the Oaks”; titled with the first line in COLLECTED POETRY. Herman 2006, p. 157 Herman 2006, p. 157
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Chinese Gong, The 20 StrumaSTRUM, struma strum struma strum strum strum! The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. March 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 157); PDL; Howard appended "Accent the second STRUM to get the rhythm." Herman 2006, p. 157
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
A Chinese washer, Ching-Ling ... Untitled: A Chinese washer, Ching-Ling ... The Toreador 1925-07-05 5 July 1925 Untitled: A Chinese Washer, Ching-Ling Herman 2006, p. 220
Choir Girl, The 8 I have a saintly voice, the people say 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
The Chorus of the Chant 2 God of the gods, high, most high! See these rods! Hear our cry! Yesteryear #4 1989-10 Oct 1989 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. February 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 187); Second poem in the cycle "The Mysteries" Herman 2006, p. 187
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
“Cities brooding beneath the sea” 19 Cities brooding beneath the seas The Howard Collector #6 1965-03-21 Spring 1965 Who is Grandpa Theobold?; Untitled (“Cities brooding beneath the sea”) Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 191); Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. November 1931 (Herman 2006, p. 240) Lord 1976, p. 191
Herman 2006, p. 240
A clash of steel, a thud of hoofs 4 Untitled: A clash of steel, a thud of hoofs The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: A clash of steel, a thud of hoofs Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, August 4, 1923 (Herman 2006, p. 220); PDL Herman 2006, p. 220
Clouds 13 The gods have said: “Life is a mystic shrine.” n/a n/a Part 2 of 5 in 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 Untitled (“We’re a jolly good bunch of bums”) 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
“Come with me to the Land of Sunrise” 8 Come with me to the Land of Sunrise A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Trail of Gold, The; Untitled (“Come with me to the Land of Sunrise”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 312); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 312) Lord 1976, p. 312
Herman 2006, p. 217
Coming of Bast, The 36 She came in the dim of the desert dawn Lone Star Universe 1976 Untitled: “She came in the dim of the desert dawn ...” Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated, a version (Herman 2006, p. 158) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 158
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Coming of Bast, The--draft 46 She came in the grey of the desert dawn The Collected Letters Of Robert E. Howard, Volume 3: 1933–1936 2008 Untitled: “She came in the grey of the desert dawn ...” Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated,beginning “Ha, Ha! Your not going ...” (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
The Grey God Passes Epigraph:S verse heading for Chapter 5 of 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 Untitled (“Away in the dusky barracoon”) 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 Untitled (“The doine sidhe sang to our swords ...”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 159
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Cowboy 4 Poets and novelists have sung of me 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
A cringing woman's lot is hard 44 A cringing woman's lot is hard The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: A cringing woman's lot is hard Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. June 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 220); PDL; shares some stanzas with ECSTASY ("There is a strangeness in my soul ...") Herman 2006, p. 220
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 32 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 16 I plastered rolls with Belgian cheese 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 Untitled (“I saw the grass on the hillside bend”) 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; A Dance with Death From an undated enclosure with a letter to Tevis Clyde Smith; GermanP (Herman 2006, p. 160) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 160
Dancer 6 I’ve caught the rhythm of the Universe The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926
Dancer, The 18 A gibbering wind that whoops and drones 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
Dark are your eyes 10 Dark are your eyes The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: Dark are your eyes Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, January 30, 1925 (Herman 2006, p. 220); PDL Herman 2006, p. 220
Daughter of Evil 44 They cast her out of the court of the king Chacal #2 1977-03-21 Spring 1977 Untitled (“They cast her out of the court of the king ...”) 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 Untitled (“I can recall a quiet sky ...”) 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
“The day that towers …” 20 The day that towers, sapphire kissed Always Comes Evening 1957 Nisapur; Untitled (“The day that towers …”) Flag of Canada Wikilivres Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 181) Lord 1976, p. 181
Herman 2006, p. 188
Days of Glory 12 Ah, those were glittering, jeweled days Night Images 1976 Untitled (“Ah, those were glittering, jeweled days") 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 (verse heading) 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 14 Rane o’ the Sword, nae sairly do we greet 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. 161); PDL Herman 2006, p. 161
Deep in my bosom ... 8 Deep in my bosom I lock him … The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated; did NOT get included in the first edition of COLLECTED POETRY
Deeps 7 There is a cavern in the deep 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
Del Rio Road n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Demid & Ayub n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Desert, The 7 Wide and free swings the desert, far as reaches the eye A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled (“Wide and free ranging ...”) 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 Untitled (“‘Turn out the light.’ I raised a willing hand”) 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 8 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 2 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 Untitled (“I am a Devon oak”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 162
Dherran Dhoun n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Doc Holliday n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
“The doine sidhe sang to our swords ...” 4 The doine sidhe sang to our swords by night Unaussprechlichen Kulten #1 1990-10 Oct 1990 Counterspells; Untitled (“The doine sidhe sang to our swords ...”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 302) Lord 1976, p. 302
Herman 2006, p. 159
Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Doom 12 The day of man's set doom is come A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 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 Untitled (“Forever down the ages”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303); Unfinished (Lord 1976, p. 303) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 162
Drake Sings of Yesterday 62 On Devon downs I met the ghost of Drake Weirdbook #15 1981 Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, pp. 162–3
Drawers that a girl strips down her thighs 4 Drawers that a girl strips down her thighs The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: Drawers that a girl strips down her thighs Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. November 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 221); PDL Herman 2006, p. 221
A Dream n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Dream and the Shadow, The 14 I dreamed a stony idol striding came Weird Tales 1937-09 Sep 1937 Flag of Canada Wikilivres Second poem of five from the Sonnets Out of Bedlam cycle Lord 1976, p. 173
Herman 2006, p. 163
Dream of Autumn, A 12 Now is the lyre of Homer flecked with rust Weird Tales 1933-04 April 1933 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. 173
Herman 2006, p. 163
The Dream Road n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, §
Dreamer 4 I live in a world apart 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 9 The Dreamer dreamed in the shade of the vine The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (Herman 2006, p. 163); PDL Herman 2006, p. 163
Dreaming in Israel 46 If I had dwelt in Israel when Saul was king of 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 "Babylon has fallen Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 163
Dreams of Men, The 16 From the whispering void unasked they come 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
The Driller n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, §
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 Untitled (“I heard the drum as I went ...”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 164
Drum Begins to Throb, A 24 The blind black shadows reach inhuman arms The Fantasy Fan 1934-09 Sep 1934 Out of the Deep; Voices Waken Memory, The Wikisource logo Wiksource PDL; Part 1 of the Voices of the Night cycle Lord 1976, p. 190
Herman 2006, p. 237
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 16 This is the word that Jacob / Meeting his death in Egypt / Laid on the brow of Judah The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (Herman 2006, p. 163); PDL Herman 2006, p. 164
Drums in My Ears 7 Beyond the creak of rat-gnawed beams in squalid peasant huts n/a n/a Epigraph:S verse heading for Chapter 3 of 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 Untitled (“How can I wear the harness of toil”) 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 Untitled (“For I, with the shape of my kin, the ape ...”) 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
Early in the morning I gazed at the eastern skies 4 Early in the morning I gazed at the eastern skies The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: Early in the morning I gazed at the eastern skies Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:KTevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926; PDL Herman 2006, p. 221
Earth-born 28 By rose and verdant valley Fire and Sleet and Candlelight 1961 Lord 1976, p. 174
Herman 2006, p. 165
East & West n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
The East Farers n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
The east is red and I am dead 2 The east is red and I am dead The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Untitled: The east is red and I am dead Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. January 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 221); PDL Herman 2006, p. 221
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 from the Iron Harp, An 56 Shadows and echoes haunt my dreams The Ultimate Triumph: The Heroic Fantasy of Robert E. Howard 1999 Nearly identical to The Gold and the Grey the title “The Gold and the Grey” was given by Glenn Lord to an untitled typescript version, years later he found out what its correct title was; the typescript version includes one extra line (“And the raven came and the lean grey wolf, to follow the sword’s red play.”) and a few word changes (“Appian Gate” in the former is “Roman Gate” in the latter; “mist” in one is “fog” in the other, and so on) from the published version of “The Gold and The Grey” Herman 2006, p. 166
Echo of Laughter from the Gulfs, An 18 Ten million miles beyond the sweep of Time Always Comes Evening 1957 Laughter in the Gulfs Flag of Canada Wikilivres Poem 3 of the Voices of the Night cycle (Herman 2006, p. 179); Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated (Herman 2006, p. 179) Lord 1976, p. 179
Herman 2006, p. 179
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 Listed simply as "Echoes from an Anvil" in Thom, Herman & Woods; probable typographical conflation of "Echoes from an Anvil" with "Echoes from an Iron Harp"??? Herman 2006, p. 166
Echoing Shadows [poem cycle] 134 1. The blind black shadows reach inhuman arms / 2. Now in the gloom the pulsing drums repeat / 3. Ten million years beyond the sweep of Time / 4. The great black tower rose to split the stars / 5. A roar of battle thundered in the hills The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 The Iron Harp; Voices of the Night A group of five poems: “The Voices Waken Memory” (24 lines); “Babel” (19 lines); “Laughter in the Gulfs” (18 lines); “Moon Shame” (34 lines); and “A Crown for a King” (39 lines); Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, undated, beginning “The Seeker thrust ...”; Does NOT include the individual poem "The Iron Harp," which is, confusingly, the fourth poem in the BLACK DAWN cycle! Lord 1976, p. 174
Herman 2006, p. 166
Ecstasy 60 There is a strangeness in my soul Rhymes of Death 1975 Untitled (“There is a strangeness in my soul”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303); shares some stanzas with "A cringing woman's lot is hard" Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 166
Ecstasy of Desolation, The 22 Long were the years, life-long and deathly-bare Shadows of Dreams 1989 Untitled (“Long were the years, life-long and deathly-bare. ...”) 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 Untitled (“How long have you written, Eddie Guest?”) 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
“The elder gods have fled” 4 The elder gods have fled A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Passing of the Elder Gods; Untitled (“The elder gods have fled”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 308) Lord 1976, p. 308
Herman 2006, p. 192
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 24 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 4 Write whenever you get the chance The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. November 1932 (Herman 2006, p. 167); PDL Herman 2006, p. 167
“Eons before the Atlantean days ...” 24 Eons before Atlantean days in the time of the world's black dawn Ariel[Horror] 1976-09-21 Autumn 1976[Horror] Symbol, The; Untitled (“Eons before the Atlantean days ...”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 311) Lord 1976, p. 311
Herman 2006, p. 212
Howard & Burke 2008, p. x
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
Etchings In Ivory 148 words + 1,001 words + 1,795 words + 331 words + 904 words + 579 words, for a total of 4,758 words Let no man read here who lives only in the world about him. / This is a dream that comes to me often. / Surely it was in decadent Athens—in marble-throned Athens of Sophocles in the Periclean Age. / There is a gate whose portals are of opal and ivory, and to this gate I went one silent twilight ... / The tang of winter is in the air and in the brain of me. / I knelt in a great cavern before an altar which sent up in everlasting spirals a slender serpent of white smoke. / Etchings In Ivory (Chapbook) 1968 A brief collection of “prose-poems,” consisting of an untitled introduction (148 words), “Flaming Marble” (not to be confused with the verse poem of the same name) (1,001 words), “Skulls and Orchids” (1,795 words), “Medallions in the Moon” (331 words), “The Gods that Men Forget” (904 words), and “Bloodstones and Ebony” (579 words). A brief collection of “prose-poems,”
Eternity 27 I am older than the world 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
The Everlasting City n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Exhortation 4 Oh, ye who tread the narrow way A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled (“Oh, ye who tread the narrow way”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304); An early workC (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 167
A Fable for Critics 98 Now come the days of high endeavor and / The blare of brazen trumpets through the land. Shadows of Dreams 1989 Untitled (“Now come the days of high endeavor ...”) Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. November–December 1928
The Fable Of Conceit n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
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 24 A granite wind sighed from the crimson clay desert 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 Untitled (“Far in the gloomy northland”) 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 Untitled (“Night in the county of Donegal”) 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 Always Comes Evening
(Underwood-Miller edition)
1977 Parody The oldest known Howard poem, written January 28, 1921 at Cross Plains High School; Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304); A parody of the famous passage that begins "And what is so rare as a day in June?" from James Russell Lowell's THE VISION OF 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 Untitled (“He did not glance above the trail ...”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 168
Fill up my goblet 15 Fill up my goblet The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter, vol. 1, #2 2007-11 Nov 2007 "The Ballad of Baibers"; Untitled: Fill up my goblet; "The Sowers of the Thunder" (truncated) Herman 2006, p. 221
“The first came up / Was a little cabin boy …” 5 7-line verses and a 6-line chorus repeated after each one The first came up / Was a little cabin boy ‘‘The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929’’ 2007-06 Jun 2007 The Mermaid; Oh, The Stormy Winds; Untitled: (“The first came up / Was a little cabin boy …”) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcAPJ77WfCs Mnemonic reconstructionV of an old folk song Letter:K Robert W. Gordon, February 4, 1925; NOT INCLUDED IN COLLECTED POETRY
Fitzsimmon’s Tale n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Flaming Marble 14 I carved a woman out of marble when Poet's Scroll 1929-01 Jan 1929 Untitled (“I carved a woman out of marble when”) Wikisource logo Wikisource PDL; Pen name: Patrick HowardO (Herman 2006, p. 168) Herman 2006, p. 168
Flaming Marble (not to be confused with the verse poem of the same name) (1,001 words) This is a dream that comes to me often Etchings in Ivory (Chapbook) 1968 First "prose poem" in the Etchings in Ivory cycle
Flappers flicker and flap and flirt 12 Flappers flicker and flap and flirt The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: Flappers flicker and flap and flirt Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. December 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 221); PDL Herman 2006, p. 221
Flight 24 A jackal laughed from a thicket still, the stars were haggard pale Witchcraft & Sorcery 1971-05 May 1971 Untitled (“A jackal laughed from a thicket still ...”) 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 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 I have seen the lizards crawl” 16 For I have seen the lizards crawl Always Comes Evening 1957 Babylon; Untitled (“For I have seen the lizards crawl”) Flag of Canada Wikilivres Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 171) Lord 1976, p. 171
Herman 2006, p. 152
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
“For I, with the shape of my kin, the ape ...” (2)N 72 For I, with the shape of my kin, the ape The Howard Collector #7 1965-12-21 Winter 1965 Dust Dance, The; Untitled (“For I, with the shape of my kin, the ape ...”) 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
For Man Was Given the Earth to Rule 44 The mallet clashes on the nail Fantasy Book #21 September 1986 And Man Was Given the Earth to Rule; The Old Gods Brood Listed as "And . . ." in Fantasy Book;"The Old Gods Brood" is from Glenn Lord's title to an untitled typescript. Lord 1976, p. 308
Herman 2006, p. 169
For what is a maid to the shout of kings? 14 For what is a maid to the shout of kings A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled: For what is a maid to the shout of kings Incomplete, only the final fourteen lines survive (Lord 1976, p. 312) Lord 1976, p. 312
Herman 2006, p. 221
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
“Forever down the ages” 22 Forever down the ages A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Down the Ages; Untitled (“Forever down the ages”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303); Unfinished (Lord 1976, p. 303) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 162
Forgotten Gods n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
“Forth from the purple ...” 12 Forth from the purple and feats of the palace The Grim Land and Others 1976 Outcast, The; Untitled (“Forth from the purple ...”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 308) Lord 1976, p. 308
Herman 2006, p. 191
Fragment 35 And so his boyhood wandered into youth Weird Tales 1937-12 Dec 1937 And So His Boyhood Wandered Into Youth Wikisource logo Wikisource Lord 1976, p. 175
Herman 2006, p. 169
Howard & Burke (2008, p. x)
A Fragment 5 Oh, Caroline, won’t you be mine? ‘‘The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929’’ 2007-06 Jun 2007 Mnemonic reconstructionV of an old folk song, still unidentified; Letter:K Robert W. Gordon, April 9, 1926; NOT INCLUDED IN COLLECTED POETRY
Freedom 8 The world is rife, say I A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled (“The world is rife, say I”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 169
“From the dim red dawn of Creation” 34 From the dim red dawn of Creation Always Comes EveningA 1957A Men of the Shadows (verse heading); Untitled (“From the dim red dawn of Creation”) Flag of Canada Wikilivres From:T Men of the Shadows (Lord 1976, p. 180); Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 180) Lord 1976, p. 180
Herman 2006, p. 184
Futility (1)N 16 Golden goats on a hillside black Weird Tales 1937-11 Nov 1937 Moonlight on a Skull 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
Genghis Khan n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
The Geologist n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
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 Untitled (“There is a sea and a silent moon”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 171
Gilhooley’s Supper Party 8 There was ham and lamb ‘‘The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929’’ 2007-06 Jun 2007 The Jubilee; Mnemonic reconstructionV of “Gilhooley’s Supper Party”; Letter:K Robert W. Gordon, March 17, 1927; NOT INCLUDED IN COLLECTED POETRY
Girl 8 Gods, what a handsome youth across the way 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
The Girl From Yesterday n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Girls The Toreador 1925-07-05 5 July 1925 Herman 2006, p. 171
Give ye of my best though the dole be meager 8 Give ye of my best though the dole be meager The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: Give ye of my best though the dole be meager Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 23, 1926 (Herman 2006, p. 222); PDL Herman 2006, p. 222
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
A God Comes Striding n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Gods I Worshipped, The 8 The standards toss in pride 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 Untitled (“Long ere Priapus ...”) Flag of Canada Wikilivres Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 176) Lord 1976, p. 176
Herman 2006, p. 171
“Gods of heather, gods of lake” 34 Gods of heather, god of lake Always Comes Evening 1957 Rune; Rune of the Ancient One; Untitled (“Gods of heather, gods of lake”) Flag of Canada Wikilivres From:T the short story Men of the Shadows (Lord 1976, p. 185); Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 185); Separate version called Rune of the Ancient One (Herman 2006, p. 200) Lord 1976, p. 185
Herman 2006, p. 200
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 16 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); a list of Howard poems compiled by Otis Adelbert Kline indicates that there was a 50-line version, now lost (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 Wikisource logo Wikisource Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 171
The Gods that Men Forget (904 words) The tang of winter is in the air and in the brain of me. Etchings in Ivory (Chapbook) 1968 Fourth "prose poem" in the Etchings in Ivory cycle
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 (some differences) Tentative titleB--“The Gold and the Grey” was the title given by Glenn Lord to an untitled typescript version; years later he found out what its correct title was. The typescript version includes one extra line (“And the raven came and the lean grey wolf, to follow the sword’s red play.”) and a few word changes (“Appian Gate” in the former is “Roman Gate” in the latter; “mist” in one is “fog” in the other, and so on) from the published version of “The Gold and The Grey” (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 171
Golden Ruin n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
Good Mistress Brown 20 A sturdy housewife was Mistress Brown Desire and Other Erotic Poems 1989 Untitled (“A sturdy housewife was Mistress Brown ...”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 172
“The great gray oaks ...” 5 The great grey oaks by the banks of the river A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Oaks, The; Untitled (“The great gray oaks ...”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 308) Lord 1976, p. 308
Herman 2006, p. 189
Great Man Speaks, A 14 They set me up on high, a marble saint 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 8 Lover, grey lover, your arms are about me The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. January 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 172); PDL Herman 2006, p. 172
Grey Seas n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
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 Untitled (“Men say my years ...”) 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 [Sometimes presented without the hyphen] Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, p. 172
“Hark, hark, the jackals bark …" 41 Hark, hark, the jackals bark Fantasy Crossroads #7 1976-02 Feb 1976 Madame Goose's Rhymes; Untitled (“Hark, hark, the jackals bark …") Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 306) Lord 1976, p. 306
Herman 2006, p. 183
Harlot, The 12 Mrs. Crown was a dame of the town Risque Stories #3 1985-07 Jul 1985 A Harlot Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, pp. 172–173
The Harlot’s House n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
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 Untitled (“We reap and bind the bitter yield”) 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 Son of Spartacus Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, p. 173
A haunting cadence fills the night with fierce 58 A haunting cadence fills the night with fierce ... Yesteryear #4 1989-10 Oct 1989 Untitled: A haunting cadence fills the night Herman 2006, p. 222
Haunting Columns 14 The walls of Luxor broke the silver sand Weird Tales 1938-02 Feb 1938 Flag of Canada Wikilivres Fourth poem of five from the Sonnets Out of Bedlam cycle' (Herman 2006, p. 173) Lord 1976, p. 177
Herman 2006, p. 173
The Haunting of Cormac Dubh n/a n/a LostU Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
He clutched his penis tight 4 He clutched his penis tight The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Untitled: He clutched his penis tight Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. November 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 222); PDL Herman 2006, p. 222
“He did not glance above the trail ...” 12 He did not glance above the trail to the laurel where I lay Fantasy Crossroads #13 1978-06 Jun 1978 Feud, The; Untitled (“He did not glance above the trail ...”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 304) Lord 1976, p. 304
Herman 2006, p. 168
“He has rigged her and tricked her” 5 He has rigged her and tricked her A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Stralsund, The; Untitled (“He has rigged her and tricked her”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 311) Lord 1976, p. 311
Herman 2006, p. 211
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 untitled 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
The helmsman gaily, rode down the rickerboo 7 The helmsman gaily, rode down the rickerboo The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: The helmsman gaily, rode down the rickerboo Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, June 22, 1923 (Herman 2006, p. 222); PDL Herman 2006, p. 222
"Here where the post oaks crown the ridge" 39 Here where the post oaks crown the ridge, and the dreary sand-drifts lie A Robert E. Howard Memorial: June 13–15, 1986 1986 Sand-Hills' Crest, The; Untitled: ("Here where the post oaks crown the ridge") Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 310) Lord 1976, p. 310
Herman 2006, p. 201
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
“H’Id like to see Cheapside go up in flames” 4 H’Id like to see Cheapside go up in flames The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 Untitled: (“H’Id like to see Cheapside go up in flames”) Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, contained in the untitled story “Hatrack!”; NOT INCLUDED IN COLLECTED POETRY
High Blue Halls 20 There’s a kingdom far from the sun and star The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929 2007-06 Jun 2007 The High Blue Halls Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. April 1929 (Herman 2006, p. 174); PDL Herman 2006, p. 174
“A high land and a hill land!” A high land and a hill land! Unpublished n/a Untitled: (“A high land and a hill land!”) handwritten, discovered among the Tevis Clyde Smith papers at Texas A & M University Thom, Herman & Woods
“High on his throne Baal-Pteor sat” 6 High on his throne Baal-pteor sat A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Baal-pteor; Untitled (“High on his throne Baal-Pteor sat”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 301) Lord 1976, p. 301
Herman 2006, p. 151
Thom, Herman & Woods, § B
“High on his throne sat Bran Mak Morn” 72 High on this throne sat Bran Mak Morn Bran Mak Morn 1969-09 Sep 1969 Song of the Race, A; Untitled (“High on his throne sat Bran Mak Morn”) Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 188); A Bran Mak Morn poem Lord 1976, p. 188
Herman 2006, p. 210
“High the towers and mighty ...” 43 High the towers and mighty the walls, oh, proud-crested sons of Babylon A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Who Shall Sing of Babylon?; Untitled (“High the towers and mighty ...”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 314) Lord 1976, p. 314
Herman 2006, p. 240
The Highwaymen 16 The first great man that ever I robbed ‘‘The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard, Volume 1: 1923-1929’’ 2007-06 Jun 2007 Untitled: (“The first great man that ever I robbed …”) http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=29243 ; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD4Nd_rzNWg Mnemonic reconstructionV of “Allan Tyne of Harrow” aka “Valentine of Harrow” Letter:K Robert W. Gordon, misdated January 2, 1926—actually 1927; NOT INCLUDED IN COLLECTED POETRY
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
Hills of the North! Lavender hills 7 Hills of the North! Lavender hills The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: Hills of the North! Lavender hills Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, January 30, 1925 (Herman 2006, p. 222); PDL Herman 2006, p. 222
“Ho, for a trail that is bloody and long!” 4 Ho, for a trail that is bloody and long A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Trail's End; Untitled (“Ho, for a trail that is bloody and long!”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 312); Possibly incomplete (Lord 1976, p. 312); From:T Originally embodied as an untitled verse in an untitled story (“As he approached the two ...”) (Lord 1976, p. 312) Lord 1976, p. 312
Herman 2006, p. 217
Ho, ho, the long lights lift amain Putatively, 16 lines—In the original letter, the entire poem is written out like a paragraph of prose Ho, ho, the long lights lift amain The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: Ho, ho, the long lights lift amain Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, c. June 1928 (Herman 2006, p. 223) Herman 2006, p. 223
Ho merry bark, let’s go.” ... Ho merry bark, let’s go.” ... The Right HookI vol. 1, #2 1925-03-22 1925 Untitled: Ho merry bark, let’s go.” ... Clearly inspired by “Canoe Song of the North” by Chester Firkins, the second verse of which reads: "Past reedy isles where summer smiles, / Ho, merry bark, let's go / And find the way of Nicollet — / The footsteps of Perrot!" Herman 2006, p. 223
The Home-coming of Solomon (1)N 44 The white gulls wheeled above the cliffs, the air was slashed with foam Fanciful Tales 1936-09-21 Fall 1936 Solomon Kane's Homecoming; Solomon Kane's Home-coming Wikisource logo Wikisource Original version; A Solomon Kane poem; PDL Lord 1976, p. 186
Herman 2006, pp. 205–206
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 Three quatrains for a total of 12 Beyond the Veil what gulfs of Time and Space? / Drowsy and dull with ages the houses blink / Tread not where stony deserts hold Dark ThingsA 1971A Children of the Night Three verses--"An Open Window," "Arkham," and "The Children of the Night"--embedded in the text of the story The House in the Oaks (Herman 2006, p. 174); Justin GeoffreyR (Herman 2006, p. 174) Lord 1976, p. 204
Herman 2006, p. 174
The House of Arabu (Verse heading) 7 To the house whence no one issues ... "This quote, ascribed to 'Babylonian Legend of Ishtar,' is from an actual historical document. Also known as 'The Descent of Ishtar to the Nether World,' it is among the earliest surviving religious/mythological texts. Howard's version of it appears to be quoted from Morals in Ancient Babylon, by Joseph McCabe, Little Blue Book #1076, with very minor modification."—Rusty Burke
“The House of Asgaard passes ...” 8 The House of Asgard passes with the night The Howard Collector #14 1971-03-21 Spring 1971 Untitled (“The House of Asgaard passes ...”); Untitled: (No More the Serpent Prow) Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 181) Lord 1976, p. 181
Herman 2006, p. 188
House of Gael, The 12 The ancient boast, the ancient song A Rhyme of Salem Town and Other Poems 2002 Untitled (“The ancient boast, the ancient song”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 307) Lord 1976, p. 307
Herman 2006, p. 174
The House of Hell n/a n/a KABRANE THE GREEK LostU; the two titles are listed as alternatives in the Otis Adelbert Kline agency’s list of Howard poems still unaccounted for Thom, Herman & Woods, § C
“How can I wear the harness of toil” 4 How can I wear the harness of toil Bran Mak Morn 1969-09 Sep 1969 Drums of Pictdom, The; Untitled (“How can I wear the harness of toil”) Originally untitled (Lord 1976, p. 173) Lord 1976, p. 173
Herman 2006, p. 164
“How long have you written, Eddie 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 Edgar Guest; Untitled (“How long have you written, Eddie Guest?”) Tentative titleB (Lord 1976, p. 303); Unfinished (Lord 1976, p. 303)/(Herman 2006, p. 166) Lord 1976, p. 303
Herman 2006, p. 166
How to Select a Successful Evangelist 14 First, find a man who has a goodly voice 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. 175); PDL Herman 2006, p. 175
How your right thudded on my jaw 9 How your right thudded on my jaw Robert E. Howard's Fight Magazine #4 1996-10 Oct 1996 Slugger's Vow Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, January 30, 1925 (Herman 2006, p. 205) Herman 2006, p. 205
A hundred years the great war raged 4 A hundred years the great war raged The Last of the Trunk Och Brev I Urval 2007-03 Mar 2007 Untitled: A hundred years the great war raged Wikisource logo Wikisource Letter:K Tevis Clyde Smith, August 4, 1923 (Herman 2006, p. 223); PDL Herman 2006, p. 223
Hy-Brasil 52 There's a far, lone island in the dim, red West The Ghost Ocean and Other Poems of the Supernatural 1982 The Isle of Hy-Brasil Shares lines with Ships (Lord 1976, p. 307) 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

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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.
  • ^V Howard had an amazing ability to memorize poetry on one or two readings, and songs from a single hearing, and would often cite it from memory--with the inevitable discrepancies. The departures from the original wording carry enough flavor of the Howard style to be of note here. Most of these came from letters to Robert W. Gordon, editor of the ‘’Adventure’’ magazine column “Old Songs That Men Have Sung” from 1923–1927, and later the first head of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress.

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