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B. 1822 D. 1888
I might have known, / What far too soon, alas! I learn'd / The heart can bind itself alone, / And faith may oft be unreturn'd.' Matthew Arnold, 'Isolation: To Marguerite'
B. 1818 D. 1848
Vain are the thousand creeds / That move men's hearts... Emily Bronte
B. 1911 D. 1979
All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell
What happens with me is quite often I start with a memory, mix it with observations of people I know and then mix in a bit of 'What if...?' - Michael Rosen
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