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…”Come!” cried the granite wastes,
“How evasive is your humor, how accidental
Your kindest kiss, how permanent is death.” (Saints-to-be
Slipped away sighing.) “Come!” purred the clays and the gravels,

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Poetry Thursday

Image: from “The Disasters of War” by Francisco Goya, series of prints, 1810 -1820. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York)


“Turning and turning in the widening gyre… 440 more words



This poem by Auden is potent because it has love at its core without explicitly stating that this love is of one man for another.  Yet Auden was openly gay at a time when it was illegal and the poem resonates with the idea that love is where it falls. 205 more words


Meet the author, Blackwells High Holborn

Polly will be in conversation with Emma Harding, BBC Radio Drama and Poetry producer, on all things Larchfield and WH Auden…

at Blackwells High Holborn, 31 more words


June Events for Larchfield

It’s very exciting that three very different events for Larchfield are coming up in quick succession: two in London, and one in Melrose at the Borders Book Festival. 209 more words


Carry Her Over The Water by W. H. Auden

Carry her over the water,
And set her down under the tree,
Where the culvers white all days and all night,
And the winds from every quarter, 77 more words



The Guardian’s Poem of the Week is Malika Booker’s Sin Visits Me. I was struck by the line funny how the cracks don’t seem to show. 349 more words

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