"The Double-ended Key" by Roy Davids

"The Double-ended Key" by Roy Davids

"The Double-ended Key" [Poems]

Author: Davids, Roy
Published by Acumen Publications, 2011

Roy Davids, a friend of Ted Hughes who was, among other things, involved in organizing several sales of Ted Hughes's manuscripts, has published a new collection of poems. "The Double-ended Key", which received praise from poets such as Ruth Fainlight, Tom Paulin and Jon Stallworthy, also includes his poems in memory of Ted Hughes, some of which were also published on this site in early versions (see below).

The book is published by Acumen Publications.

Here's the table of contents: 

  • White Noise
  • Fish
  • Fishing
  • The Music
  • Red Kite
  • Silent Movie
  • A Time for All Seasons
  • Memories, Reflections, Gratitudes
  • Sixteen Telegrams to Ted
  • On Being Told a Crow Knocked …
  • Her Voice Is
  • Invitation
  • The Scent of a Woman
  • Hearing her Smile
  • Modest Proposal
  • Humble Advice from a Picture
  • Redacted Poem
  • On my Portrait of T.S. Eliot
  • The Double-Ended Key
  • Scansion
  • View over the village churchyard
  • Bed-Fellow
  • Being
  • Indecision
  • The Parachute of the Soul
  • Analysand
  • Inflation
  • The Auctioneer
  • Manuscript Poem
  • Southern Spain
  • San Expedito
  • Wilder Thame
  • Keeper's Cottage, Great Haseley
  • The Power of Poetry
  • Wild Goose
  • Bee
  • Tulips
  • Autumn Coming
  • Killing Field
  • Nature Notes
  • Winter Trees
  • Moment
  • The Sacred Peepal Tree
  • Peace
  • Sagacities
  • Night-time
  • Peacock at Newnham Courtenay Arboretum
  • At the Dentist
  • Advert
  • Anasyrma
  • Undressing Fruit
  • Getting to Know you
  • Father
  • Mother
  • Note to Father and Mother
  • In Memoriam Bettina Bachmann
  • RIP RA.
  • The Day of Ted's Funeral
  • Doubting Thomases