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Alexander Pope

B. 1688 D. 1744

3 poems available

And die of nothing but a rage to live

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Hone Tuwhare

B. 1922 D. 2008

8 poems available

Gissa smile Sun, giss yr best / good mawnin' one, fresh 'n cool like - 'Sun O (2)', Hone Tuwhare

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William Blake

B. 1757 D. 1827

5 poems available

The imagination is not a State: it is the Human existence itself. William Blake

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Robert Frost

B. 1874 D. 1963

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

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12 poems available

An engraver in short, sharp slashes that go deep. Andrew Salkey

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Pam Ayres

B. 1947

4 poems available

Forget the corny comedian: Pam Ayres is a proper poet, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life. - Sunday Times

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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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18 poems available

...if poetry is a method of approaching truths, and each of us with a human soul and 'a tongue in oor heids' can make an approach toward a truth, poetry is inherently democratic. - Kathleen Jamie

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Meeting Vulcan - Christine De Luca
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The Study - Kathleen Jamie
The Mighty Dead
Epistle to Cobham from Moral Essays (extract) - Alexander Pope - Read by John Fuller
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Letter from Berlin - Jon Stallworthy
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