Category Archives: Post-1914

‘October’ and ‘The Sun Used to Shine’ Edward Thomas

two poems from: Poems  by  Edward Thomas Published 1917 by Selwyn & Blount   October The green elm with the one great bough of gold Lets leaves into the grass slip, one by one,  – The short hill grass, the … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Henry lawson

Well,  just trundled my way through his collected works.  There must be over 500 assorted poems in total by this earl Australian poet, writer and journalist.   Most of them fairly long to put in this post of brief reminders of … Continue reading

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Guy Butler: Karoo Morning

Karoo Morning.          An autobiography 1918 – 1935 Guy Butler My paperback copy is published by: David Philip, Africasouth Paperback, 1981 edition, third impression 1983.   There has been a slightly more recent publishing but not revised edition, … Continue reading

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Laurie Lee: Selected Poems & A Rose for Winter

Laurie Lee: Selected Poems and A Rose For Winter …..my copy, The Hogarth Press 1955 Most recent edition of Selected Poems: Vintage Classics 2003  paper £7.99   Selected Poems, latest edition from Unicorn Press, paperback, 2014 at £12,99 52 poems … Continue reading

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A Splinter of Glass by (Charles) Mike Doyle, Review

A Splinter of Glass,    Poems 1951-55 Charles Doyle The Pegasus Press, New Zealand. 1956 From a signed copy, with the words:    “‘One end of a business deal!’   Mike Doyle.” Note: the authors name on the title page is as Charles … Continue reading

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Three Poems by Charles Hamilton Sorley

Charles Hamilton Sorley   1895 – 1915 (13th Oct) He was on walking tour in Germany before taking up a scholarship to Oxford University. War declared whilst there; briefly arrested before able to return to England.  The morning after arriving home … Continue reading

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Iris

Iris                                                      15.May2016            jJS   A glimpse of a world set in clear Amber for a millisecond, hidden as a reflection that sits perilously on the opalescent lip. Twin, triple, quadruple fine spines of delicate pink lines with minute dots … Continue reading

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