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Stranger to Europe, the poem, by Guy Butler; a closer look

Stranger to Europe.        Guy Butler. poem from: Stranger to Europe 1939 -1945, poetry collection numbers on right relate to notes below.   Stranger to Europe, waiting release,                        1,2 My heart a torn-up, … 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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Guy Butler books reach top of reading pile

Hurrah, just started reading  two by Laurie Lee: Selected  Poems  and  A Rose For Winter  (a travel book of his visit to Andalusia via Gibraltar published in 1955.  My how the world has changed it seems). the better news is … Continue reading

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Guy Butler, Selected Poems: a brief view

a small starter:       Drummer Hodge.          Thomas Hardy, 1840 – 1928 They throw in Drummer Hodge, to rest Uncoffined – just as found; His landmark is a kopje-crest That breaks the Veldt around, And foreign constellations west Each night above … Continue reading

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Several Train Journeys

The Train Journey                                               John Middleton Murray For what cause? To what end? Into what nameless disaster speeding … Continue reading

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Guy Butler: Stranger To Europe, Poems 1939 to 1949

Published by A.A. Balkema. Capetown       1952                  23 poems Guy Butler 1918 – 2001 Another rummage for old poetry books, this time in a charity shop and I found this title tucked away, also a selection by John Pudney, maybe more … Continue reading

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