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Jongleur in the Courtyard by Mandy Pannett (Indigo Dreams Publishing)

At some point last year after I had written a review-blog about a recently published book of verse about which I was not especially ecstatic I was accused by a friend of the author of being one of those critics who refer to other poets whilst ostensibly focusing upon the subject of the review. 538 more words

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Update: Favorite Poetry.

Just for the heck of it, i’m posting some of my all-time favorite poems!

Enjoy! <3

He would not stay for me, and who can wonder? 508 more words

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The Carpenter's Son

Here is another poem by A. E. Housman which is in my personal store of poems to fall back on.  As ever, what I know of his life is hard to separate from his poetry and in this poem his sense of injustice at the view of homosexuality held by society at large, influenced by an intolerant church, is to the fore. 198 more words

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A E Housman

Here is a poem by the wonderful A.E. Housman.  It is XXXVI in the collection ‘A Shropshire Lad’.

XXXVI

White in the moon the long road lies, 96 more words

Poetry

'He would not stay for me, and who can wonder'

He would not stay for me, and who can wonder?
He would not stay for me to stand and gaze.
I shook his hand, and tore my heart in sunder, 17 more words

Oh, To Be Young and Dumb

WHEN I WAS ONE-AND-TWENTY

When I was one-and-twenty
I heard a wise man say,
“Give crowns and pounds and guineas
But not your heart away; 156 more words

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Featured Poem: Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now by A.E. Housman

As there are increasingly more green shoots and buds on the trees, it’s always worth reading through this poem by A.E. Housman, from his most famous collection… 101 more words

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