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Ten Things About Poetry and Me: J.R.Poulter/J.R.McRae

1.What is  your earliest memory of poetry?

I’m told, I knew all my nursery rhymes by heart before I went to Kindergarten. So someone, possibly my mother or maternal grandmother, taught me. 941 more words


A Note to Miss Cobden

Edward Lear appears to have met “a Rev. Mr. & Miss Cobden” at Emma Parkyns’s in 1859. 

Villa Emily
San Remo


Dear Miss Cobden, 118 more words

Edward Lear

The Lives of the Poets

Ogden Nash
As a poet was brash
His lines rushed out in a lengthy and seemingly unstoppable torrent
And his rhymes were abhorrent.

Ezra Pound… 108 more words


Easter Reading Suggestions

Several articles on Edward Lear and Nonsense literature from Conceição Pereira:

Pereira, Conceição. “Nonsense e Literatura Infantil: os Limericks de Edward Lear.” A Criança, a Língua, o Imaginário e o Texto Literário. 163 more words

Edward Lear

Poem of the Week 33

The Owl and the Pussycat

Edward Lear

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money, 203 more words

A E Houseman

A Few More Lear Family Portraits

The New Zealand collection includes a second portrait, which Lily Bowen – the Lear family descendant who provided information to Lear’s first biographer, Angus Ddavidson – identified as Edward Lear; but, as Vivien Noakes demonstrated , Lily Bowen’s family history was not always reliable, and pride in the connection with Edward Lear,  as well perhaps as failing eyesight, may have encouraged  her to  suppose that he  was the young child depicted in this portrait: 1,288 more words

Edward Lear

Holiday [Flash Fiction]

Themes: Humour, Parody
Words: 670

Pussycat lay draped over the side of the rowboat, her paw trailing listlessly in the water. Every few minutes a fish would swim up to examine the ripples, only to dart back to the safety of the depths when Pussycat took a swipe. 875 more words