For permission to print extracts from copyright poems the author is indebted to the following authors and their publishers:
JOHN BETJEMAN ( John Murray). T. S. ELIOT: extracts from 'Burnt Norton' and 'East Coker' from Four Quartets; and an extract from the essay 'The Metaphysical' from Collected Essays ( 1932) ( Faber & Faber Ltd.; Harcourt Brace & Co. Inc.). W. H. AUDEN: extracts from poems nos. 22, 29, 16 and from 'Paid on Both Sides' from Poems ( 1930); nos. 11 and 29 from Look Stranger ( 1940); nos. 5, 8, 20 and 22 and 'Spain' from Another Time ( 1940); from 'The Sea and the Mirror' from For the Time Being ( 1945); extracts from The Age of Anxiety ( 1948); from 'The Fall of Rome', 'Song', 'Memorial for the City' and 'Secrets' from Nones ( 1952); III and No. 29 from Shorter Poems ( 1950) ( Faber & Faber Ltd.; Random House Inc.). W. H. AUDEN: extracts from the essay 'Squares and Oblongs' from Poets at Work ( Harcourt Brace & Co. Inc.). W. B. YEATS: extracts from The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats (Messrs. A. P. Watt; The Macmillan Company). WALTER DE LA MARE: extracts from Collected Poems ( The Society of Authors; Henry Holt & Co.). DYLAN THOMAS: extracts from his letters written to Henry Treece and quoted in Mr. Treece Dylan Thomas ( Henry Treece; Ernest Benn Ltd.; Pearn Pollhager & Higham, acting for the Trustees of the copyrights of the late Dylan Thomas). DYLAN THOMAS: extracts from 'Out of Sighs', 'I in my Intricate Image', 'Especially when the October Wind', 'Before I Knocked', 'Altarwise by Owl-Light', 'After the Funeral', 'Twenty-four Years', 'When like a Running Grave', 'The Conversation of Prayer', from Collected Poems ( 1952) ( J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.; New Directions); and an extract from Under Milk Wood ( J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.). WILFRED OWEN ( Chatto & Windus Ltd.).