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Clive James

B. 1939 D. 2019

4 poems available

“The poet is a lifer. Anyone who gets into the game will soon start wishing that there was a version of it with lower stakes, but there isn't.”

Poet

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

Poem

Aspens

Read by Helen Thomas

Aspens - Edward Thomas - Read by Helen Thomas
Poem

Tall Nettles

Read by Helen Thomas

Tall Nettles - Edward Thomas - Read by Helen Thomas
The Mighty Dead

Sonnet 116

Read by Gillian Clarke

Sonnet 116 - William Shakespeare - Read by Gillian Clarke
Poem
Two - Don Paterson
The Mighty Dead
Tell Me Not Here, It Needs Not Saying - A E Housman - Read by Andrew Motion
The Mighty Dead

Adlestrop

Read by James Fenton

Adlestrop - Edward Thomas - Read by James Fenton
Poem
Luing - Don Paterson
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