C: Verse

C1A137, F1.
The Apple TreeLondon
Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 1.May 1918

This poem later appeared in: Neil M. Gunn: A Highland Life | F.R.Hart and J.B.Pick | John Murray | London | 1981 | p. 52.

The poem was signed Nial Guinne (the Gaelic form of his name). This poem was written to commemorate the first issue of the house journal of The Aspirants' Fellowship, and has been identified as Gunn's first appearance in print.

La Madeleine
The Scottish ChapbookMontrose
Vol. 1, No. 7, p. 200.February 1923

Subtitled: from a painting by Henner.

To a Redbreast
The Scottish ChapbookMontrose
Vol. 1, No. 10, p. 273.May 1923

To My Gramophone
The Scottish ChapbookMontrose
Vol. 1, No. 11, p. 323.June 1923

C5A43, A98, A137, C9.
O Sun
The Scottish ChapbookMontrose
Vol. 1, No. 12, p. 329.23rd. July 1923

This poem later appeared in: The Fabulous Matter of Fact: The Poetics of Neil M. Gunn | Richard Price | Edinburgh University Press | Edinburgh | 1991 | p. [1].

The First Trump
The Scots MagazineDundee
Vol. 9, No. 4, p. 261.July 1928

Written under the pseudonym of Dane McNeil.

Sub Rosa
The Scots MagazineDundee
Vol. 10, No. 3, p. 172.December 1928

To. W. H. Hudson
The Scots MagazineDundee
Vol. 11, No. 2, p. 102.May 1929

C9A43, A98, A113, A137, C5.
The Serpent
The Modern ScotDundee
Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 36.Spring 1930

This poem was later reprinted as part of the chapter "The Frightened Worm" in the book: Highland Pack | Faber and Faber | London | 18th. November 1949 | p. 27.

The scene evoked was utilised in the novel of the same name (Faber and Faber 1943) and also bears similarities to the poem "O Sun".

C10A28, A137.
To One Who Listened
Patrick Geddes and ColleaguesEdinburgh
p. 271930

The poem forms part of a collection of tributes to Marjorie Kennedy-Fraser, when she was ill, which was published under the title: Our Singer and her Songs: To Marjorie Kennedy-Fraser Mus.Doc. (Edin), C.B.E. and her songs of the Hebrides our cordial tributes. The date on one of the letters contributed suggests that publication was in October 1930.

The Scots MagazineDundee
Vol. 16, No. 2, p. 122.November 1931

C12A135, A137.
"Last Poem"
p. 21817th. May 1966

This poem appears in: Neil M. Gunn: Selected Letters | J. B. Pick, ed. | Polygon | Edinburgh | 1987 | p. 218. In a letter dated 17th. May 1966 to F. R. Hart, Gunn recites his "Last Poem".