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Bergin's perceptions are sharp, her senses of history, community, and relationships deep and acute, and her technical control over language and form is assured and graceful - Tower Poetry
B. 1885 D. 1930
Not every man has gentians in his house in Soft September, at slow, Sad Michaelmas. - D.H. Lawrence 'Bavarian Gentians'
B. 1819 D. 1892
And my heart, O my soldiers, my veterans, my heart gives you love. - Walt Whitman 'Dirge For Two Veterans'
B. 1837 D. 1909
In a coign of the cliff between lowland and highland, at the sea-down's edge between windward and lee, walled round with rocks as an inland island, the ghost of a garden fronts the sea. - Algernon Swinburne 'A Forsaken Garden'
B. 1640 D. 1689
A thousand martyrs I have made, all sacrificed to my desire. - Aphra Behn 'A Thousand Martyrs'
His poetry is what all poetry should be, the surprising and beautiful organisation of things that life has disorganised. John Fuller