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B. 1932 D. 2021
Poems full of light and colour, sensuality and serenity. -- Joan Bakewell
B. 1939 D. 2015
Lee Harwood is one of Britain's best poets and best kept secrets. -- John Ashbery
B. 1722 D. 1771
For I will consider my Cat Jeoffry. For he is the servant of the Living God, duly and daily serving him. - Christopher Smart 'My cat Jeoffrey'
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'
Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree
The mountaineer climbs the mountain because it's there; the poet writes poetry so that it should continue to be there.
B. 1561 D. 1621
Oh, what a lantern, what a lamp of light - Mary Sidney Herbert, O
B. 1903 D. 1970
I am what I am because of all this - I am what is around me - these woods have made me. Lorine Niedecker
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.