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An Era by Les Murray

The poor were fat and the rich were lean. Nearly all could preach, very few could sing. The fashionable were all one age, and to them a church picnic was the very worst thing. Les Murray

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A Song: Lying is an occupation by Laetitia Pilkington

Lying is an occupation, Used by all who mean to rise; Politicians owe their station, But to well concerted lies. These to lovers give assistance, To ensnare the fair-one’s heart; And the virgin’s best resistance Yields to this commanding art. … Continue reading

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Private and Profane by Marie Ponsot

From loss of  the old and lack of  the new From failure to make the right thing do Save us, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu. From words not the word, from a feckless voice From poetic distress and from careless choice … Continue reading

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Kneeling by R. S. Thomas

Moments of great calm, Kneeling before an altar Of wood in a stone church In summer, waiting for the God To speak; the air a staircase For silence; the sun’s light Ringing me, as though I acted A great role. … Continue reading

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The Black Cottage by Robert Frost

We chanced in passing by that afternoon To catch it in a sort of special picture Among tar-banded ancient cherry trees, Set well back from the road in rank lodged grass, The little cottage we were speaking of, A front … Continue reading

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