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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
I'm drawn to what you might think of as traditional lyric poetry; it's an enduring, effective, powerful means of expression.
B. 1878 D. 1917
The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'
Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean. - Gwendolyn Brooks
I would have words as tenacious as mules/ to bear us, sure-footed/ up the mountain of night... from 'Elemental' by Edward Baugh
B. 1914 D. 1987
There stands the base and root of the living rock,/Thirty thousand feet of solid Cumberland. - To the River Duddon, Norman Nicholson
B. 1909 D. 1995
Great poetry is always written by somebody straining to go beyond what he can do. - Stephen Spender
B. 1908 D. 1963
In a dark time the eye begins to see - 'In a Dark Time', Theodore Roethke