The Second Life

is the title of a collection of 59 poems published in January 1968 by Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.

Poems included are:

The Old Man and the Sea
The Death of Marilyn Monroe
Je ne regrette rien
The Domes of St Sophia
The White Rhinoceros
The Third Day of the Wolf
Aberdeen Train
The Opening of the Forth Road Bridge
To Hugh MacDiarmid
To Ian Hamilton Finlay
An Addition to the Family
Canedolia
Starryveldt
Message Clear
Bees' Nest
French Persian Cats Having a Ball
Orgy
To Joan Eardley
Linoleum Chocolate
Good Friday
The Starlings in George Square
King Billy
Glasgow Green
The Suspect
In the Snack-bar
Trio
Pomander
Summer Haiku
Siesta of a Hungarian Snake
Boats and Places
Seven Headlines
The Computer's First Christmas Card
Opening the Cage
The Chaffinch Map of Scotland
The Second Life
The Sheaf
The Unspoken
From a City Balcony
When you go
Strawberries
The Witness
One Cigarette
The Picnic
Absence
Without It
The Welcome
O Pioneers!
Construction for I. K. Brunel
Unscrambling the Waves at Goonhilly
The Tower of Pisa
Spacepoem 1: From Laika to Gagarin
Chinese Cat
Islands
In Sobieski's Shield
From the Domain of Arnheim
For the International Poetry Incarnation
What is 'Paradise Lost' Really About?
The Ages
A View of Things


The Second Life was fully reprinted in:

Poems of Thirty Years, Manchester: Carcanet New Press, 1982, pp. 125-187.

Collected Poems, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1990, pp. 145-202.

 

The following 19 poems were reprinted in:

Selected Poems, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1985, pp. 22-45.

 

The Death of Marilyn Monroe
The White Rhinoceros
Aberdeen Train
Canedolia
To Joan Eardley
The Starlings in George Square
King Billy
Glasgow Green
In the Snack-bar
Trio
The Second Life
From a City Balcony
Strawberries
One Cigarette
Absence
In Sobieski's Shield
From the Domain of Arnheim
What is 'Paradise Lost' Really About?
A View of Things

 

The following 23 poems were reprinted in:

New Selected Poems, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 2000, pp. 20-46.

The Old Man and the Sea
The Death of Marilyn Monroe
The White Rhinoceros
Aberdeen Train
Canedolia
To Joan Eardley
Good Friday
The Starlings in George Square
King Billy
Glasgow Green
In the Snack-bar
Trio
The Second Life
The Unspoken
From a City Balcony
When you go
Strawberries
One Cigarette
Absence
In Sobieski's Shield
From the Domain of Arnheim
What is 'Paradise Lost' Really About?
A View of Things


 

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