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When Reality Bites

I recently wrote about the current St Pancras Poet Laureate (and the person who I like to think of as the Rambles of a Writer‘s own laureate) Ide Crawford. Now, don’t get me wrong – her poetry is very impressive, … Continue reading

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Over the last few days I’ve regularly been dipping into The Bees by Carol Ann Duffy, the poet laureate. I didn’t expect to like it much because frankly very little modern poetry appeals to me. I’ve always felt that much … Continue reading

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Thomas Hardy

I’ve been dipping into a collection of Thomas Hardy’s poems for quite some time now and I’m surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed it. Maybe it’s because he was clearly, like me, a very nostalgic man. I’ve chosen one of … Continue reading

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Dreams

I’m dipping in and out of WB Yeats at the moment, and came across one of my all-time favourite poems: Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark … Continue reading

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Robbie Burns

Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie, O, what a panic’s in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty Wi bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee, Wi’ murdering pattle. Robbie Burns (1759-1796). Burns was destined … Continue reading

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London Snow

London Snow Okay, it’s not exactly topical, but I’ve just come across this poem by Robert Bridges in an anthology I keep dipping into. At first sight it seems very simple and almost child-like, but I soon began to love … Continue reading

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