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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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‘The Old Stoic’ by Emily Bronte

‘The Old Stoic’ by Emily Bronte “Riches I hold in light esteem, And Love I laugh to scorn; And lust of fame was but a dream, That vanished with the morn: And if I pray, the only prayer That moves … Continue reading

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‘Heaven-Haven’ by Gerard Manley Hopkins

‘Heaven-Haven’ by Gerard Manley Hopkins “I have desired to go Where springs not fail, To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail, And a few lilies blow. And I have asked to be Where no storms come, Where the … Continue reading

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‘The Leveret’ by Michael Longley

‘The Leveret’ by Michael Longley “This is your first night in Carrigskeewaun. The Owennadornaun is so full of rain You arrived in Paddy Morrison’s tractor, A bumpy approach in your father’s arms To the cottage where, all of one year … Continue reading

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‘Please Mrs Butler’ by Allan Ahlberg

‘Please Mrs Butler’ by Allan Ahlberg “Please Mrs Butler This boy Derek Drew Keeps copying my work, Miss. What shall I do…” You can read the full poem here. Join us for ‘Read, watch, play’ today between 9am – 11am and … Continue reading

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‘High Flight (An Airman’s Ecstasy) by John Gillespie Magee

‘High Flight (An Airman’s Ecstasy)’ by John Gillespie Magee “Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth…” You can read the complete poem here. … Continue reading

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‘Interior’ by Hart Crane

‘Interior’ by Hart Crane “It sheds a shy solemnity, This lamp in our poor room. O grey and gold amenity, — Silence and gentle gloom! Wide from the world, a stolen hour We claim, and none may know How love … Continue reading

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