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“Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.” – Thomas Hardy
He has created over the last twenty years a poetry of great tenderness in praise of the farming landscape and its human keepers. -- Les Murray
Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman
What thou lovest well remains, / the rest is dross / What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee / What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage -- Ezra Pound, Canto LXXXI
There's something in me that insists it sings / Freely, for nothing, the lovely, lonely art / Called poetry, an art you understand. (from 'Venezuela' by Douglas Dunn)