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The Orange Tree by John Shaw Neilson

The young girl stood beside me. I Saw not what her young eyes could see: – A light, she said, not of the sky Lives somewhere in the Orange Tree. – Is it, I said, of east or west? The … 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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Groping by R. S. Thomas

Moving away is only to the boundaries of the self. Better to stay here, I said, leaving the horizons clear. The best journey to make is inward. It is the interior that calls. Eliot heard it. Wordsworth turned from the … Continue reading

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