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7 poems available

'the sky is a reservoir of wrong-headed questions'. Jack Underwood

Poet

5 poems available

We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu

Poet

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'Every time I think a new thought I can smell an old one burning.' Emily Berry

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A seamless welding of raw experience and self-observation, of music and thought - Ken Bariss

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Beautiful Girls is not a book for the faint-hearted: it will survive as testament to poetry's force in overcoming - Chris McCabe

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D. H. Lawrence

B. 1885 D. 1930

1 poem available

Not every man has gentians in his house in Soft September, at slow, Sad Michaelmas. - D.H. Lawrence 'Bavarian Gentians'

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4 poems available

Tough, explicit and wickedly clever - Alan Brownjohn

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Adelaide Anne Procter

B. 1825 D. 1864

1 poem available

While he is at rest, I am cursed still to live:- even Death loved him the best. - Adelaide Anne Procter 'Envy'

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Charlotte Mew

B. 1869 D. 1928

1 poem available

A frail, dead, new-born lamb, ghostly and pitiful and white a blot upon the night, the moon's dropped child! - Charlotte Mew, 'Fame'

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Robert Burns

B. 1759 D. 1796

3 poems available

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'

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Mary Robinson

B. 1757 D. 1800

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Oh! let each mental feature proclaim the labour of the mind, and leave your charms to NATURE. - Mary Robinson, 'Female Fashions For 1799'

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Felicia Hemans

B. 1793 D. 1835

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With mast, and helm, and pennon fair, that well had borne their part - but the noblest thing which perish'd there, was that young faithful heart. - Felicia Hemans 'Casabianca'

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