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“From you have I been absent in the spring, When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim, Hath put a spirit of youth in everything, That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him.” Sonnet 98, William Shakespeare. Spring has longed…

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These fine poems, written at different times and from a variety of perspectives, all look hard at the landscapes they enshrine. In doing so, they achieve (at least) two things at the same time. They honour the facts they preserve;…


T. S. Eliot

B. 1888 D. 1965

7 poems available

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) as a poet and critic came to define the modernist movement and still dominates the literary landscape of the last century. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri to a prominent local family. He attended Harvard…


19 poems available

Kathleen Jamie spent much of her early poetic career answering the question posed by the disapproving elders in her famous poem ‘The Queen of Sheba’: “whae do you think y’ur?” Across a rich and varied body of writing, Jamie has…

Frog Spring - Valerie Gillies
The Glen - Kathleen Jamie
May-Time - Stephen Romer
Collects for Lent - Stephen Romer
The Mighty Dead
A Shropshire Lad II: Loveliest of trees, the cherry now - A E Housman - Read by Alan Brownjohn
The Mighty Dead
Sonnet Written at the Close of Spring - Charlotte Smith - Read by Denise Riley
Late February - Ted Kooser
The Waste Land Part I – The Burial of the Dead - T. S. Eliot