Category Archives: Poet’s Day

This week’s choice is “The Hound of Heaven” by Francis Thompson.
It is a great poem, written by a man who plumbed the depths of Victorian England and chronicles his struggles with, and discovery of, God’s love.

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This week’s choice is “Vindaloo in Merthyr Tydfil” by Les Murray, a tale of drink-fuelled hubris.

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This week’s choice is Printer’s Error by P.G. Wodehouse, showcasing the agony of an author whose work is muddled by a printer.

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This week’s choice is Sailing to Byzantium by W.B. Yeats, a reflection on ageing.

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This week’s choice is Meeting at Night, by Robert Browning. It marks what would have been our 19th wedding anniversary.

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This week’s choice is “Faithless Nelly Gray” by Thomas Hood, a tour-de-force in double meanings and puns.

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This week’s choice is “You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly” by U.A. Fanthorpe, which evokes the feeling of a hostile job interview.

We are conscious ourselves
Of the need for a candidate with precisely
The right degree of immaturity.
So glad we agree
— U.A. Fanthorpe (1929—2009)

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This week’s choice is “Home Thoughts from Abroad” by Robert Browning which seems appropriate now that April has arrived.

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World Poetry Day is held every year on 21 March, so I have chosen one of my favourites this week: Wendy Cope’s “Engineers’ Corner”.

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This week’s choice is “The Lonely Farmer” by the Reverend R.S. Thomas.

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