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What are you Reading Thursday?

With the snow days we’ve been having, it has been the perfect opportunity to curl up with a good book. I hadn’t done that since before I went back to work in January. 158 more words

Sonnet: Brief Candles

These two sweet lights so lovely, do I bear
To watch them fade? Each to each as fair,
Such rapt attention weighed. So adored,
But see the other dim, must each prepare? 79 more words


A Sonnet for George Herbert

Here is an extract from my book The Word in the Wilderness, marking George Herbert’s Day, February 27th:

Today the Church keeps the memory of George Herbert, who has been so strong a companion with us on our Lenten Journey. 515 more words


Little songs

I went to a poetry masterclass given by the inestimable Don Share a few months ago, where I read out a poem for some feedback. He instantly asked how many lines the poem was, and when I said 14 he asked, ‘Is it a sonnet?’ 204 more words

Don Share

Sonnet: Elephant?

AnElephantCant ever truly know,
How certainly her “hubby” thinks it grand,
That put a smile on my true loves face,
Such wonderful attention, as first hand. 74 more words


Le Rime in italiano!

Recently launched: Dante’s Rime in the original Italian! We have 109* (yes, you read that right) poems to read, so, if you speak Italian, come and record one or ten (or twenty…or thirty…)! 100 more words

Maxine Kumin: And Short the Season

Maxine Kumin. And Short the Season. WW Norton & Co, 2014. 24.95. Call or visit us to purchase.

Maxine Kumin’s death, a year ago this month, was a loss felt deeply by the poetry community. 654 more words