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AE Housman A Shropshire Lad

A E Housman A Shropshire Lad Housman 1859- 1936 Oh no he wasn’t, you hear me say.  I thought he was from Shropshire, in my ignorance, but no, he was born on the outskirts of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire but lived for … Continue reading

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Three Poems by John Milton

Three Poems by John Milton,  okay it is four, again.  I could not resist the last one.   On His Blindness When I consider how my light is spent, Ere half my days, in this dark world and wide, And … Continue reading

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Wordsworth: Three Poems

There are too many known poems and half-recalled lines from Wordworth to surprise anyone easily.   A Sketch  maybe least known though W’s style and sentiment shines through.  Of the two ‘Lines’ poems, the first is no doubt highly regarded and … Continue reading

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Tell it Like it Might Be, A Graph Review

A Graph Review,   55 with highpoints 68 Tell it Like it Might Be By Michael Bartholomew-Biggs Published 2008. By Smoke Stack Books. £7.95 ppr. 9780955402845 47 poems. Plus very brief notes on 6 poems Truth, realism, provocation, neat imaging and … Continue reading

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Three Poems More: j.Johnson Smith

Fishing I know the last synes that will drift through my mind Like a kind and sighing breeze or a last ripple That remains from a sunken skimming-stone Cast with hope but gone with only a memory visible. I see … Continue reading

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Jo Shapcott, Of Mutability; A Graph Review

  A Graph Review 60 with many highpoints 70 Of Mutability Author  Jo Shapcott Published  by  faber & faber                2010.                       Paper                 9780571254712 Costa Book of the Year 2010 In reading this book … Continue reading

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Ivor Gurney: Severn & Somme and War’s Embers

Ivor Gurney: Severn & Somme and War’s Embers Two titles re-issued in a single volume,   Edited by R K R Thornton Published by MidNAG and Carcanet Press. 1987    hardback    (original price clipped off) Ivor Gurney  1890-1937 This particular … Continue reading

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