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I believe that in all diverse forms of artistic expression across all countries, there are some sensitivities in common. Esther Phillips
I'm drawn to what you might think of as traditional lyric poetry; it's an enduring, effective, powerful means of expression.
B. 1743 D. 1825
Woman! too long degraded, scorned, opprest; / O born to rule in partial Law's despite, / Resume thy native empire o'er the breast! Anna Laetitia Barbauld, 'The Rights of Women'
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'
B. 1621 D. 1678
Had we but world enough, and time, / This coyness, lady, were no crime. Andrew Marvell, 'To His Coy Mistress'
B. 1878 D. 1917
The simple lack / Of her is more to me / Than others' presence. Edward Thomas, 'The Unknown'