Category Archives: Poet’s Day

This week’s poem is “Into the Hour” by Elizabeth Jennings, and I have chosen it because it is a poem about remembrance but also about the rebirth of hope.

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This week’s poem is chosen to commemorate Remembrance Day. It is “Paris, November 11, 1918” by May Wedderburn Cannan.

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This week’s poem marks another wedding: that of my friend Sam’s daughter Charlotte to her long time partner Nathan. It is taken from “The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran.

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This week’s choice is “Alison Gross”, an anonymous ballad about a witch whose spell is broken on Hallowe’en.

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This week’s poem is “To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence” by James Elroy Flecker.

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This week’s poem is “The Horses” by Edwin Muir, and I have chosen it to reflect the current world situation.

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This week’s poem is Hinterhof by James Fenton and I have chosen it for Kelly and Scott, who got married last weekend and very kindly invited me to join their celebrations.

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This week’s choice is “The Ballad of East and West” by Rudyard Kipling, a poem which has been frequently misquoted.

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This week’s poem is by Charles Bukowski and reminds us that despite the vagaries of our technological world, the real world goes on.

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This week’s poem is Mirror, by Sylvia Plath, which I have chosen to mark my new friendship with Sam, who is exploring Plath’s poetry and finding it rather impenetrable.

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