Category Archives: Poets

Blossom by Kathleen Jamie

Blossom   There’s this life and no hereafter – I’m sure of that but still I dither, waiting for my laggard soul to leap at the world’s touch.   How many May dawns have I slept right through, the trees … Continue reading

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When that I was and a little tiny boy by William Shakespeare

When that I was and a tiny little boy (With hey, ho, the wind and the rain) By William Shakespeare  (from Twelfth Night) When that I was and a little tiny boy,     With hey, ho, the wind and the … Continue reading

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The Land of Nod by R L Stevenson

The Land of Nod by R L Stevenson From breakfast on through all the day At home among my friends I stay, But every night I go abroad Afar into the land of Nod. All by myself I have to … Continue reading

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Pleasure by Charlotte Bronte

Pleasure  (A Short Poem or Else Not Say I) True pleasure breathes not city air, Nor in Art’s temples dwells, In palaces and towers where The voice of Grandeur dwells. No! Seek it where high Nature holds Her court ‘mid … Continue reading

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Easter Wings by George Herbert

Easter Wings Lord, who createdst man in wealth and store,       Though foolishly he lost the same,             Decaying more and more,                   Till he became                         Most poore:                         With thee                   O let me rise             As larks, harmoniously,       And sing this day thy victories: … Continue reading

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Constantly Risking Absurdity by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Constantly Risking Absurdity Constantly risking absurdity                                                      and death             whenever he performs                                         above the … Continue reading

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The Good Neighbour by John Burnside

 The Good Neighbour Somewhere along this street, unknown to me, behind a maze of apple trees and stars, he rises in the small hours, finds a book and settles at a window or a desk to see the morning in, … Continue reading

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