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It’s always great to receive flowers but we thought we would do something extra special and send you a lovely Bunch of Poems!

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Amaryllis Ode - Sharon Olds
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Ode to the Hymen - Sharon Olds
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6 poems available

These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'

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Jane Weir

B. 1963

6 poems available

I was a long bodice partly sewn to a skirt, a hem picking / up everything

Poet

5 poems available

I believe that in all diverse forms of artistic expression across all countries, there are some sensitivities in common. Esther Phillips

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Anne Bradstreet

B. 1612 D. 1672

3 poems available

All things within this fading world hath end. ('Before the Birth of One of Her Children')

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3 poems available

[Her] poems come to us with the intimacy of whispered secrets - Paul Batchelor

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4 poems available

The Laskey effect...is of suddenly sensing that more meaning is inherent in 'ordinary' moments than we were expecting. - Mark Halliday

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Good poetry is like effective prayer, it feeds the human spirit, it nourishes, it puts us in touch with forces far greater than ourselves. Lorna Goodison

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Jackie Kay

B. 1961

7 poems available

A poem is a little moment of belief. - Jackie Kay

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5 poems available

Come close the flower says and we come close, / close enough to lift, cup and smell the rose - 'Come Close', Mimi Khalvati

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