Edwin Muir

(15 May 1887 – 3 January 1959 / Orkney / Scotland)

Edwin Muir Poems

1. They Could Not Tell Me Who Should Be My Lord 4/1/2010
2. The Days 4/1/2010
3. Reading In Wartime 4/1/2010
4. The Transfiguration 4/1/2010
5. The Killing 4/1/2010
6. Robert The Bruce (To Douglas In Dying) 4/1/2010
7. The Angel And The Girl 4/1/2010
8. The Confirmation 4/1/2010
9. Abraham 1/3/2003
10. The Combat 1/3/2003
11. The Fathers 1/3/2003
12. The Animals 1/3/2003
13. Scotland 1941 1/3/2003
14. The Incarnate One 1/3/2003
15. In Love For Long 1/3/2003
16. The Child Dying 1/3/2003
17. Circle And Square 1/3/2003
18. Horses 4/1/2010
19. The Good Man In Hell 1/3/2003
20. Merlin 1/3/2003
21. Scotland's Winter 1/3/2003
22. The Castle 1/3/2003
23. The Horses 1/3/2003

Comments about Edwin Muir

  • Klaus H Reichstein, Dipl-Übers f Engl u Russ (6/26/2018 4:45:00 AM)

    Mein Hauptinteresse an diesen Gedicht Muirs gilt v a dem hierin ggf erkennbaren Einfluss der Trilogie des Wiener Autoren mosaischer Provenienz Broch DIE SCHLAFWANDLER und deren Thema vom Zerfall der Werte, wie in den Einschüben erkennbar

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  • Klaus H Reichstein, Dipl-Übers f Engl u Russ (6/26/2018 4:11:00 AM)

    I am particularly still interested in exactly that poem especially since I do consider its title already to mirror the age Muir used to live in - with anything changing especially in First World War´s aftermath and ere World War II´s outbreak just like aftermath

  • Penis Willy (9/10/2013 4:42:00 AM)

    it would help if you had eyes

  • J Deakin (10/4/2009 6:17:00 AM)

    I cannot make a comment about Edwin Muir if I cannot read his poem! !

  • J Deakin (10/4/2009 6:15:00 AM)

    I cannot make a comment about Edwin Muir if I cannot read his poem! !

Best Poem of Edwin Muir

The Horses

Barely a twelvemonth after
The seven days war that put the world to sleep,
Late in the evening the strange horses came.
By then we had made our covenant with silence,
But in the first few days it was so still
We listened to our breathing and were afraid.
On the second day
The radios failed; we turned the knobs; no answer.
On the third day a warship passed us, heading north,
Dead bodies piled on the deck. On the sixth day
A plane plunged over us into the sea. Thereafter
Nothing. The radios dumb;
And still they stand in corners of our kitchens,
And stand, ...

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The Combat

It was not meant for human eyes,
That combat on the shabby patch
Of clods and trampled turf that lies
Somewhere beneath the sodden skies
For eye of toad or adder to catch.

And having seen it I accuse
The crested animal in his pride,
Arrayed in all the royal hues

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