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7 poems available

All this was water / in the beginning. Between / us are our legends - 'Chrysanthemum', Diana Bridge

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William Blake

B. 1757 D. 1827

5 poems available

The imagination is not a State: it is the Human existence itself. William Blake

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William Barnes

B. 1801 D. 1866

1 poem available

I be free to goo abrode, or teake agean my hwomeward road to where, vor me, the apple tree do lean down low in Linden Lea. - William Barnes 'My orcha'd in Linden Lea'

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Elizabeth Bartlett

B. 1924 D. 2008

4 poems available

Hers is a daybook of a night-nurse of the soul - John Mole, 'Encounter'

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10 poems available

I've always been concerned to get into [my poetry] the details of daily living which portray - or betray - human strengths and weaknesses and oddities. - Alan Brownjohn

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James Berry

B. 1924 D. 2017

6 poems available

Poems come from your more secret mind. A poem will want to ask deeper questions, higher questions, more puzzling questions, and often too, more satisfying questions than the everyday obvious questions... - James Berry

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Emily Bronte

B. 1818 D. 1848

3 poems available

Vain are the thousand creeds / That move men's hearts... ? Emily Bronte

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Robert Bridges

B. 1844 D. 1930

1 poem available

When men were all asleep the snow came flying, in large white flakes falling on the city brown. - Robert Bridges 'London Snow'

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Lord Byron

B. 1788 D. 1824

5 poems available

If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad. ? Lord Byron

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Louise Bogan

B. 1897 D. 1970

3 poems available

Louise Bogan's art is compactness compacted. Emotion with her, as she has said of certain fiction, is 'itself form, the kernel which builds outward form from inward intensity.' Marianne Moore

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Gwendolyn Brooks

B. 1917 D. 2000

7 poems available

I know that the Black emphasis must be not against white but FOR Black. . . Gwendolyn Brooks

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Elizabeth Bishop

B. 1911 D. 1979

4 poems available

All her poems have written underneath - 'I have seen it.' - Randall Jarrell

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