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Matthew Arnold

B. 1822 D. 1888

2 poems available

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'

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Elizabeth Bishop

B. 1911 D. 1979

4 poems available

All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell

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18 poems available

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

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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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Aspens

Read by Helen Thomas

Aspens - Edward Thomas - Read by Helen Thomas
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Dying - Tara Bergin
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The Golden Wall - Geoffrey Lehmann
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A Spider - Colette Bryce
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Remedies - Stephen Romer
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Collects for Lent - Stephen Romer
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Once Troublesome - Claire Crowther
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The Reason - Esther Morgan
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