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2 poems available

Man differs more from man than man from beast.

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Hilaire Belloc

B. 1870 D. 1953

2 poems available

When I am dead, I hope it may be said, 'His sins were scarlet, but his books were read.' - Hilaire Belloc

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Wendy Cope

B. 1945

14 poems available

A jet-age Tennyson - London Review of Books

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John Heath Stubbs

B. 1918 D. 2006

6 poems available

Wayfarer, pause. Although you may not see,/Earth's bright children, herbs and flowers, are here:/It is their small essential souls that greet you, - 'Inscription for a Scented Garden for the Blind', John Heath-Stubbs

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Siegfried Sassoon

B. 1886 D. 1967

...O, but Everyone/Was a bird; and the song was wordless; the singing will never be done. - 'Everyone Sang', Siegfried Sassoon

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gentle men of gentle books know this: - Billy Childish
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Strugnell’s Haiku - Wendy Cope
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