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These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'
We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu
'Every time I think a new thought I can smell an old one burning.' Emily Berry
A seamless welding of raw experience and self-observation, of music and thought - Ken Bariss
Beautiful Girls is not a book for the faint-hearted: it will survive as testament to poetry's force in overcoming - Chris McCabe
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. 1825 D. 1864
While he is at rest, I am cursed still to live:- even Death loved him the best. - Adelaide Anne Procter 'Envy'
B. 1869 D. 1928
A frail, dead, new-born lamb, ghostly and pitiful and white a blot upon the night, the moon's dropped child! - Charlotte Mew, 'Fame'
B. 1759 D. 1796
Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. - Robert Burns 'Song: ae fond kiss and then we sever'