Category Archives: Poets

La Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri

La Vita Nuova by Dante Alighieri In that book which is My memory . . . On the first page That is the chapter when I first met you Appear the words . . . Here begins a new life … Continue reading

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The Tree of Guilt by Louis MacNeice

The Tree of Guilt When first we knew it, gibbet-bare It scrawled an omen in the air, But later, in its wealth of leaf, Looked too lush to hang a thief;   And from its branches muffled doves Drummed out … Continue reading

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St Kevin and the Blackbird by Seamus Heaney

St Kevin and the Blackbird by Seamus Heaney And then there was St Kevin and the blackbird. The saint is kneeling, arms stretched out, inside His cell, but the cell is narrow, so One turned-up palm is out the window, … Continue reading

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The Badger by John Clare

The Badger by John Clare When midnight comes a host of dogs and men Go out and track the badger to his den, And put a sack within the hole, and lie Till the old grunting badger passes bye. He … Continue reading

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“Hope” is a thing with feathers (314) by Emily Dickinson

“Hope” is a thing with feathers by Emily Dickinson   “Hope” is the thing with feathers – That perches in the soul – And sings the tune without the words – And never stops – at all – And sweetest … Continue reading

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Amor Mundi by Christina Rossetti

Amor Mundi by Christina Rossetti “Oh where are you going with your love-locks flowing    On the west wind blowing along this valley track?” “The downhill path is easy, come with me an it please ye,    We shall escape the uphill … Continue reading

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‘America’ by Herman Melville

‘America’ by Herman Melville “I Where the wings of a sunny Dome expand I saw a Banner in gladsome air- Starry, like Berenice’s Hair- Afloat in broadened bravery there; With undulating long-drawn flow, As rolled Brazilian billows go Voluminously o’er … Continue reading

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