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God’s Grandeur

Read by Simon Russell Beale

God’s Grandeur - Gerard Manley Hopkins - Read by Simon Russell Beale
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Edgar Allan Poe

B. 1809 D. 1849

2 poems available

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. - A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

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Dan Burt

B. 1942

4 poems available

The verse flexes muscle after muscle...The writing...can hover and dance. It has genuine grace. - George Szirtes

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Ezra Pound

B. 1885 D. 1972

2 poems available

Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand. - Ezra Pound

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Frog Spring - Valerie Gillies
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another soul’s art - Toni Stuart
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Sonnet 43

Read by Imtiaz Dharker

Sonnet 43 - William Shakespeare - Read by Imtiaz Dharker
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Bodkin - Vona Groarke
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Bavarian Gentians

Read by Glyn Maxwell

Bavarian Gentians - D. H. Lawrence - Read by Glyn Maxwell
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Inversnaid

Read by Alice Oswald

Inversnaid - Gerard Manley Hopkins - Read by Alice Oswald
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Unseen - Esther Phillips
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Skylark - Katrina Porteous
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