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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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Bloomfield and Thompson; extracts of each: Spring

The connections between these two excerpts, below: The Seasons: Spring (James Thomson)      and                                                                          The Farmer’s Boy: Spring (Robert Bloomfield) Both poets were admired by John Clare.  Clare said that once discovered, as a young man, he always liked to have … Continue reading

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Robert Bloomfield, Three Poems and a fourth…..

Robert Bloomfield  is mainly recognised for the success and quality of  The Farmers Boy,    a substantial poem depicting the life through the seasons of a farm labourer.  He was born in Honington, Suffolk, 1766.  His father died of smallpox when … 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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Useful links

I sometimes add links to blogs but realised it would also be  useful to have them plus others on a single page.   They will be added to when I get  a round tuit (as they say) and no doubt may … Continue reading

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Algernon Charles Swinburne: Selections from Poetical Works

Selections from the Poetical Works of Algernon Charles Swinburne Pub. Chatto & Windus, 3rd edition, 1889 1837 -1909 Well, this is no review of the book, more brief comment on the poetry it contains, this particular book being 125 years … Continue reading

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