Poems

Hawker and Morwenstow have provided inspiration for many poems and this list includes all the ones I’ve been able to identify so far. Most of them are available to read either here on the website or via links.

Adams, John. ‘Lines on the Crew of the Caledonia’. St Malo’s Quest and Other Poems. Henry King and Son, London, 1876.

Arrott, David. ‘Lines to the Rev. R. S. Hawker Vicar of Morwinstow’. Arbroath Guide, October 15, 1842.

Beer, Patricia. ‘Parson Hawker’s Farewell’. Cornwall in Verse, edited by Peter Redgrove. Penguin Books, 1983.

Byles, Charles Edward. ‘To R. S. H.’. The Life and Letters of R. S. Hawker. Edited by C. E. Byles. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1905.

Byles, Charles Edward. ‘Resurges?’ The Life and Letters of R. S. Hawker. Edited by C. E. Byles. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1905.

Carey, Jack. ‘A Visitor to Morwenstow Calls the Norman Carving Zigzag’. Cornwall in Verse, edited by Peter Redgrove. Penguin Books, 1983.

Causley, Charles. ‘Morwenstow’. Collected Poems 1951 – 2000. Picador, 2000.

Coutts, Francis. ‘Morwenstow’. The Life and Letters of R. S. Hawker. Edited by C. E. Byles. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1905. (p. 658)

Johnson, Lionel. ‘Hawker of Morwenstow’. Poetical Works of Lionel Johnson, Elkin Mathews, 1915, (pp. 254-5)

Lee, Dr Frederick George. ‘On the Death of a Poet Priest’. The Life and Letters of R. S. Hawker. Edited by C. E. Byles. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1905. (p. 645)

O’Donoghue, Bernard. ‘Clegs at Totleigh Barton’. Farmers Cross, Faber & Faber, 2011. Read it here . . .

Peters, Robert. Hawker. A book of poems based on Hawker’s life at Morwenstow. Greensboro: Unicorn Press, 1984.

Ross, Adelaide. ‘The Sailors’. A Wild Flower Wreath. Privately published, 1975.

Stokes, Henry Sewell. ‘The Plaint of Morwenstow’. The Life and Letters of R. S. Hawker. Edited by C. E. Byles. John Lane: The Bodley Head, 1905. (p. 640)

Stone, Will, Glaciation. Salt Publishing, 2007. Several of the works in this collection refer to the north Cornish coast, including ‘Storm off Speke’s Mill Mouth’, ‘Morwenstowe’, ‘The Wrecker’s Coast’ and ‘At Hartland Point’. Read some of these poems here . . .

Woolsey, Gamel, ‘When I am dead and laid at last to rest’. The Collected Poems of Gamel Woolsey, Warren House Press, 1984.