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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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I don't want to write poems that aren't necessary. - Maxine Kumin

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Ogden Nash

B. 1902 D. 1971

2 poems available

Happiness is having a scratch for every itch. - Ogden Nash

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There is something white stars say to you/and you throw off all the night to hear the sound of falling snow. - 'White Noise', Kevin Crossley-Holland

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Brendan Kennelly

B. 1936 D. 2021

5 poems available

A writer is not interested in explaining reality; he's interested in capturing it. - Brendan Kennelly

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John Mole

B. 1941

4 poems available

...lie down together, laughing, and let be. (John Mole, from 'Serenade')

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To Andrew, Before One - Alasdair Gray
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Sleepless - Tom Pow
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Cathedral Carol Service - Wendy Cope
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Summer - Makhosazana Xaba
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The Age of Innocence - Steve Ellis
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Scenes From Childhood, part 1 - Steve Ellis
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