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‘Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan’ by Moniza Alvi

‘Presents From My Aunts In Pakistan’ by Moniza Alvi “They sent me a salwar kameez peacock-blue, and another glistening like an orange split open, embossed slippers, gold and black points curling. Candy-striped glass bangles snapped, drew blood. Like at school, … Continue reading

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‘Relatives’ by John Updike

‘Relatives’ by John Updike “Just the thought of them makes your jawbone ache: those turkey dinners, those holidays with the air around the woodstove baked to a stupor…” You can read the complete poem here. John Updike passed away on … Continue reading

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‘Amoretti LXXV: One Day I Wrote her Name’ by Edmund Spenser

‘Amoretti LXXV: One Day I Wrote her Name’ by Edmund Spenser “One day I wrote her name upon the strand, But came the waves and washed it away: Again I wrote it with a second hand, But came the tide, … Continue reading

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‘Call It A Good Marriage’ by Robert Graves

‘Call It A Good Marriage’ by Robert Graves “Call it a good marriage – For no one ever questioned Her warmth, his masculinity, Their interlocking views; Except one stray graphologist Who frowned in speculation…” You can read the poem in … Continue reading

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‘A Walk’ by Rainer Maria Rilke

‘A Walk’ by Rainer Maria Rilke “My eyes already touch the sunny hill. going far ahead of the road I have begun. So we are grasped by what we cannot grasp; it has inner light, even from a distance- and … Continue reading

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‘An Arundel Tomb’ by Philip Larkin

‘An Arundel Tomb’ by Philip Larkin “Side by side, their faces blurred, The earl and countess lie in stone, Their proper habits vaguely shown As jointed armour, stiffened pleat, And that faint hint of the absurd— The little dogs under … Continue reading

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‘Written On A Summer Evening’ by John Keats

‘Written On A Summer Evening’ by John Keats “The church bells toll a melancholy round, Calling the people to some other prayers, Some other gloominess, more dreadful cares, More harkening to the sermon’s horrid sound. Surely the mind of man … Continue reading

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