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John Milton

B. 1608 D. 1674

3 poems available

Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste / Brought death into the world, and all our woe. 'Paradise Lost'

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Robert Frost

B. 1874 D. 1963

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost

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WS Merwin

B. 1927 D. 2019

4 poems available

Poetry's about what can't be said. WS Merwin

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4 poems available

With a lyric poem, you look, and meditate, and put the rock back. With fiction you poke things with a stick to see what will happen. - Margaret Atwood

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Kathleen Raine

B. 1908 D. 2003

4 poems available

Young or old / What was I but the story told / By an unageing one? (Kathleen Raine, from 'Ah, many, many are the dead...')

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Vocation - Alasdair Gray
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The Wise Farmer - Tom Pow
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The Circle Dante Wasn’t Shown - Ron Butlin
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Goodbye, You can take this as my notice. - Heather Phillipson
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it’s not just a conditioning shampoo it’s - Heather Phillipson
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A man is dragging a dead dog - Jack Underwood
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The Disguise - Charles Boyle
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