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George Meredith

B. 1828 D. 1909

1 poem available

Around the ancient track march'd, rank on rank, the army of unalterable law. - George Meredith 'Lucifer In Starlight'

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W. E. B. DuBois

B. 1868 D. 1963

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I am the Smoke King. I am black! I am swinging in the sky, I am wringing worlds awry. - W. E. B. DuBois - 'The Song of The Smoke'

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Charles Wolfe

B. 1791 D. 1823

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Slowly and sadly we laid him down, from the field of his fame fresh and gory; we carved not a line, and we raised not a stone - but left him alone with his glory. - Charles Wolfe, 'The Burial of Sir John Moore After Corunna'

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Arthur Hugh Clough

B. 1819 D. 1861

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'There is no God,' the wicked saith, 'and truly it's a blessing, for what he might have done with us it's better only guessing.? - Arthur Hugh Clough 'There Is No God'

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Walter Raleigh

B. 1552 D. 1618

2 poems available

But love is a durable fire, in the mind ever burning; never sick, never old, never dead, from itself never turning. - Walter Ralegh 'Walsingham'

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Isaac Rosenberg

B. 1890 D. 1918

5 poems available

My days are but the tombs of buried hours; / Which tombs are hidden in the piled years; / But from the mounds there spring up many flowers, / Whose beauty well repays their cost of tears. Isaac Rosenberg, 'My Days'

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2 poems available

Man differs more from man than man from beast.

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A E Housman

B. 1859 D. 1936

3 poems available

The sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our story-book.

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Edward Thomas

B. 1878 D. 1917

7 poems available

The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'

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Jon Stallworthy

B. 1935 D. 2014

3 poems available

The best reading of a poem involves a simultaneous engagement of the eye and ear.

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F. W. Harvey

B. 1888 D. 1957

5 poems available

The Laureate of Gloucestershire

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Nick Laird

B. 1975

5 poems available

Through the sparseness and compression, Laird generates a haunting trove of subtle and enriching tonal orchestrations - Alan Gillis

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