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B. 1792 D. 1822
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. Percy Bysshe Shelley, 'Ode to a Skylark'
B. 1912 D. 1980
Air falls under the heavy yoke of bells - 'Sunday Morning', Denis Glover
My goal is to combine the confessionalism of the Alvarez era with the modernist panache of the Forties poets I admire. Todd Swift
B. 1608 D. 1674
Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste / Brought death into the world, and all our woe. 'Paradise Lost'
B. 1772 D. 1874
A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket: let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I don't want to be one of those ivory tower writers; I want to affect people's lives.
B. 1818 D. 1848
Vain are the thousand creeds / That move men's hearts... Emily Bronte