Chapter 10. Poetry

  1. Frank H.T. Rhodes,
  2. Richard O. Stone and
  3. Bruce D. Malamud

Published Online: 23 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300369.ch10

Language of the Earth, Second Edition

Language of the Earth, Second Edition

How to Cite

Rhodes, F. H.T., Stone, R. O. and Malamud, B. D. (eds) (2008) Poetry, in Language of the Earth, Second Edition, Blackwell Publishing, Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300369.ch10

Editor Information

  1. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160674

Online ISBN: 9781444300369



  • Landscape and Literature – Sir Archibald Geikie;
  • The Excursion – William Wordsworth;
  • The Lisbon Earthquake – Voltaire;
  • The Fountains of the Earth – C.S. Rafinesque;
  • To a Trilobite – Timothy A. Conrad;
  • A Shropshire Lad – A.E. Housman;
  • Selected Poems – John Stuart Blackie;
  • Selected Poems – A.R. Ammons;
  • Charles Simic's Stone;
  • Fossils – J.T. Barbarese


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sir Archibald Geikie: Landscape and Literature

  • William Wordsworth: The Excursion

  • Voltaire: The Lisbon Earthquake

  • C.S. Rafinesque: The Fountains of the Earth

  • Timothy A. Conrad: To a Trilobite

  • A.E. Housman: A Shropshire Lad

  • Andrew C. Lawson: Mente et Malleo

  • John Stuart Blackie: Selected Poems

  • Kenneth Rexroth: Lyell's Hypothesis Again

  • A.R. Ammons: Selected Poems

  • Charles Simic: Stone

  • J.T. Barbarese: Fossils

  • Jane Hirshfield: Rock

  • W. Scott McLean, Eldridge M. Moores, and David A. Robertson: Poetry Matters: Gary Snyder

  • The Book of Job: Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?