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These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'
'here I am, on the edge of animation, / a dream, a dance, a fantastic construction'. Moniza Alvi
B. 1819 D. 1892
And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, my heart gives you love. - Walt Whitman 'Dirge For Two Veterans'
B. 1731 D. 1800
Here lies, whom hound did ne'er pursue, nor swifter greyhound follow, whose foot ne'er tainted morning dew, nor ear heard huntsman's halloo'. - William Cowper 'Epitaph on a hare'
Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree
B. 1792 D. 1822
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'Ode to a Skylark'
B. 1935 D. 2014
The best reading of a poem involves a simultaneous engagement of the eye and ear.
B. 1893 D. 1918
My subject is War and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity. Wilfred Owen
B. 1757 D. 1827
The imagination is not a State: it is the Human existence itself. William Blake
Sitting around an old table/they drew lines across the map/dividing the place/I would call my country. Choman Hardi 'Lausanne, 1923'