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Not poems of investigation, but poems of indignation ... Marsh finds self-fulfillment in the act of speaking for the Pacific culture and its inhabitants - Poetry Salzburg Review
'this spiral / of making while unmaking while / the world goes round' -- Mary Jo Salter, 'Young Girl Peeling Apples'
Sparkling poems full of sensuous richness and linguistic inventiveness - Edwin Morgan
There's something in me that insists it sings / Freely, for nothing, the lovely, lonely art / Called poetry, an art you understand. (from 'Venezuela' by Douglas Dunn)
How perilous is it to choose / not to love the life we're shown? -- 'The Badgers,' Seamus Heaney
B. 1716 D. 1771
The Curfew tolls the knell of parting day, the lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea - Thomas Gray, 'Elegy written in a county church yard'
B. 1791 D. 1823
Slowly and sadly we laid him down, from the field of his fame fresh and gory; we carved not a line, and we raised not a stone - but left him alone with his glory. - Charles Wolfe, 'The Burial of Sir John Moore After Corunna'
B. 1562 D. 1586
My prime of youth is but a frost of cares. - Chidiock Tichborne 'Tichborne's Elegy'
B. 1572 D. 1637
Drink to me only with thine eyes, and I will pledge with mine. - Ben Jonson 'Song To Celia'