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The Mighty Dead

On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer

Read by Simon Russell Beale

On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer - John Keats - Read by Simon Russell Beale
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How do I Love Thee (Sonnet 43) - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Read by Judi Dench
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If Thou Must Love Me (Sonnet 14) - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Read by Rosamund Pike
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The First Day

Read by Judi Dench

The First Day - Christina Rossetti - Read by Judi Dench
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Remember

Read by Rosamund Pike

Remember - Christina Rossetti - Read by Rosamund Pike
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John Keats

B. 1795 D. 1821

7 poems available

The poetry of the earth is never dead. John Keats

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Emily Dickinson

B. 1830 D. 1886

6 poems available

To see the Summer Sky / Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie? / True Poems flee?

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Thom Gunn

B. 1929 D. 2004

2 poems available

It is not so difficult to kindle the poetic fire in the first place as to keep it going, hot and bright, through a whole lifetime. - Thom Gunn

Poet

Ogden Nash

B. 1902 D. 1971

2 poems available

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch. - Ogden Nash

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PJ Kavanagh

B. 1931 D. 2015

5 poems available

Beyond decoration, humble, in plain rhyme, / As clear as I could, and as truthful - 'Beyond Decoration', P J Kavanagh

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The Book - Michael Rosen
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Where Does the Bounce Come From? - Michael Rosen
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