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The Mighty Dead
To My Dear and Living Husband
Read by Helen Mirren
To My Dear and Living Husband - Anne Bradstreet - Read by Helen Mirren
Mary Jo Salter
'this spiral / of making while unmaking while / the world goes round' -- Mary Jo Salter, 'Young Girl Peeling Apples'
B. 1722 D. 1746
With walking sick, with curtseys lame, and frighted by the scolding dame, poor Mira once again is seen within the bounds of Goslin-Green. - Mary Leapor 'The Visit'
B. 1612 D. 1672
All things within this fading world hath end. ('Before the Birth of One of Her Children')
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
B. 1689 D. 1762
'No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.' Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
As activities, writing poetry and climbing have few connections, apart from a heightened sense of being and awareness, of being fully engaged. Andrew Greig
Forget the corny comedian: Pam Ayres is a proper poet, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life. - Sunday Times
Hampton is an open-minded writer, with the uncertainties and hesitations of the true seeker. - Stephen Lawrence