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The Passionate Shepherd to his Love - Christopher Marlowe - Read by Ian McKellen
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To My Dear and Living Husband - Anne Bradstreet - Read by Helen Mirren
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To His Coy Mistress

Read by Patrick Stewart

To His Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell - Read by Patrick Stewart
The Job of Paradise - Roger Robinson
Freddy’s Revenge - Richard Osmond
Explanation For Those Who Don’t Know Love - Holly Hopkins
It’s Chinatown - Flora de Falbe

W. H. Davies

B. 1871 D. 1940

1 poem available

And I could see that child's one eye which seemed to laugh, and say with glee: 'what caused my death you'll never know, perhaps my mother murdered me.' - W.H. Davies - 'The Inquest'


Hannah More

B. 1745 D. 1833

1 poem available

That self-same stuff which erst proud empires swayed, of which the conquerers of the world were made. - Hannah More 'Slavery: A Poem'


Alexander Pope

B. 1688 D. 1744

3 poems available

And die of nothing but a rage to live


Thomas Wyatt

B. 1503 D. 1542

4 poems available

It was no dream: I lay broad waking. Thomas Wyatt 'They Flee From Me'


7 poems available

Poetry matters because it is a tool for helping us to discover who we are. As individuals, as Caribbean peoples, as citizens of the world. Olive Senior