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Death in Leamington by John Betjeman

She died in the upstairs bedroom By the light of the ev’ning star That shone through the plate glass window From over Leamington Spa. Beside her lonely crochet Lay patiently and unstirred, But the fingers that would have work’d it … Continue reading

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The Poet As Hero by Siegfried Sassoon

You’ve heard me, scornful, harsh, and discontented, Mocking and loathing War: you’ve asked me why Of my old, silly sweetness I’ve repented— My ecstasies changed to an ugly cry. You are aware that once I sought the Grail, Riding in … Continue reading

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The Burning Babe by Robert Southwell, SJ

As I in hoary winter’s night stood shivering in the snow, Surpris’d I was with sudden heat which made my heart to glow; And lifting up a fearful eye to view what fire was near, A pretty Babe all burning … Continue reading

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Ben Bolt by Thomas Dunn English

Don’t you remember sweet Alice, Ben Bolt, Sweet Alice whose hair was so brown, Who wept with delight when you gave her a smile, And trembled with fear at your frown? In the old church-yard in the valley, Ben Bolt, … Continue reading

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Volume 3 Loneliness by Russell Boyle

A third anthology of 27 poems: Lest We Forget  Loneliness  Assemblage  Glimpse Endplay  Massage  Flesh-To-Bone  F  Pre, Peri, Post  Losing  Average  Facilitation Myth  Box Head  Counsel  Garlic Durban  Triptych – Mentor  Triptych – Critic  Triptych – Debut  Request  Decision  Eviction … Continue reading

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A Lover by Amy Lowell

If I could catch the green lantern of the firefly I could see to write you a letter. Amy Lowell 1874-1925

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Desert Places by Robert Frost

Snow falling and night falling fast, oh, fast In a field I looked into going past, And the ground almost covered smooth in snow, But a few weeds and stubble showing last. The woods around it have it–it is theirs. … Continue reading

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