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B. 1762 D. 1851
Go to thy little senseless play; thou dost not heed my lay. - Joanna Baillie 'A Mother To Her Waking Infant'
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'
B. 1771 D. 1832
The owl from the steeple sing, 'Welcome, proud lady.' - Walter Scott 'Proud Maisie'
W N Herbert
Herbert takes on the major forms of ode and elegy, adding satire, comedy and the ancient Scottish tradition of extended insult, as well as modes still undefined. - Sean O'Brien
Birthcries repeatedly / new, self pull out self, self / issuing that self home - Vahni Capildeo, 'On Not Writing as a West Indian Woman'
Who wants to know / a story's end, or where a road will go? - Sheenagh Pugh, 'What If This Road'
As activities, writing poetry and climbing have few connections, apart from a heightened sense of being and awareness, of being fully engaged. Andrew Greig
B. 1956 D. 2009
A poet of striking originality and cunning, a genuinely distinctive voice in the murmur and babble of the contemporary - Neil Corcoran
B. 1926 D. 2014
I travelled, however, mainly to find places to come to rest in, places to write in, oases.