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"I digress. Let’s live in digression. We have no other choices.", from the poem Haematology #1
“If my heart is broken, I should be thankful that I was blessed to have loved but I cannot live that wisely. That’s why I cry ”
“I myself am bored / of fig leaves, of shames / I did not choose” – from ‘About Ana’
“The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself” – Derek Walcott
Celebrate common humanity, diverse cultures and the importance of poetry in the arts. We’ve put together a collection of recordings which travel widely across continents, histories, and languages. Together they demonstrate the amazing poetic talent drawn from international backgrounds which the Poetry Archive is proud to have in our keeping.