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The Mighty Dead

God’s Grandeur

Read by Simon Russell Beale

God’s Grandeur - Gerard Manley Hopkins - Read by Simon Russell Beale
A Portable Paradise - Roger Robinson

7 poems available

“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.


Phyllis Wheatley

B. 1753 D. 1784

1 poem available

Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain/ May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.- Phillis Wheatley


7 poems available

What thou lovest well remains, / the rest is dross / What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee / What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage -- Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXI


7 poems available

A haunting music full of subtlety of thought and religious echoes. -- Charles Bainbridge, The Guardian


Dick Davis

B. 1945

6 poems available

The balance of passion and poise is a constant tension in Davis's work - PN Review


8 poems available

How perilous is it to choose / not to love the life we're shown? -- 'The Badgers,' Seamus Heaney


C. H. Sisson

B. 1914 D. 2003

4 poems available

The last English modernist ? Guardian


Henry Vaughan

B. 1621 D. 1625

2 poems available

Dear beauteous Death! the jewel of the just...