Tag Archives: John Clare

Colours of Autumn by John Clare; October by Edward Thomas

  Colours of Autumn.             John Clare Now that the year is drawing to a close Such mellow tints on trees and bushes lie So like to sunshine that it brighter glows As one looks more … Continue reading

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John Clare: Nature, Criticism and History: Newly Published

John Clare: Nature, Criticism and History by  Simon Kovesi         Published  4th Sept 2017 £66.99   hardback only Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan ISBN-13: 978-0230277878 Size: 8 x 1.8 x 21 cm This book investigates what it is that makes John Clare’s poetic vision so … Continue reading

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John Clare, The Trespasser: A Graph Review

John Clare, The Trespasser.   By John Goodridge and R K R  Thornton A Graph Review:  high marks to 70s     Published by Five Leaves Publications.      2016.      Paper £6.99 10 pages of notes and 3 on further reading in … Continue reading

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Poems for April

Poems for April. April may have been overtaken by May and Spring is now sliding into Summer so apologies for being a laggard.  Or maybe I can claim to be presumptious for 2018!   Another small selection for the seasons covering  … Continue reading

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Christmas: Excerpt from ‘The Shepherds Calender’

excerpt from The Shepherds Calender,      John Clare 1793 – 1864   Christmas is come, and every hearth Makes room to give him welcome now. E’en want will dry its tears in mirth And crown him wi’ a holly bough, Though … Continue reading

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A trio of Thistles: three poems by three poets

Thistles                                                                       by John Clare        1793- 1864 Where the broad sheep walk bare and brown With scant grass pining … Continue reading

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St Martin’s Eve by John Clare

St Martin’s day is the 11th November and taken as the feast day of the saint, Martin of Tours, particularly noted as 11th minute of 11th hour of the eleventh day, eleventh month.  (See Brewers Phrase & Fable) In England, … Continue reading

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