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The composition stage of the poem is not finished until I am satisfied with how the poem works in the mouth and in the ear as well as in relation to its imagery and its meaning.
His poetry is what all poetry should be, the surprising and beautiful organisation of things that life has disorganised. John Fuller
'One of our finest poets of thwarted or impossible love' - Adam Thorpe, the Guardian
B. 1859 D. 1936
The sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our story-book.
I believe that in all diverse forms of artistic expression across all countries, there are some sensitivities in common. Esther Phillips
Syntactically complex, discursive, lyrically rich, yet threaded through with a demotic swagger - Gerard Woodward
B. 1564 D. 1616
The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven; and as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet's pen turns them to shape.? William Shakespeare
B. 1822 D. 1888
I might have known, / What far too soon, alas! I learn'd / The heart can bind itself alone, / And faith may oft be unreturn'd.' Matthew Arnold, 'Isolation: To Marguerite'
B. 1612 D. 1672
All things within this fading world hath end. ('Before the Birth of One of Her Children')
B. 1564 D. 1593
'Who ever loved that loved not at first sight' Christopher Marlowe, 'Hero and Leander'