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Greg Lake and "I Believe in Father Christmas" I love this song, next to Queen's 'Thank God Its Christmas' this is one of my favourites. Sung by English musician Greg Lake of the group, Emerson Lake and Palmer and lyrics by Peter Sinfield it made number two in the UK Singles Charts in 1975. Held off the number …

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Thomas Hardy and The Darkling Thrush Thomas Hardy was an English novelist and poet born in 1840. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot and influenced by Romanticism from the likes of William Wordsworth. Talk about name dropping. I found this poem when looking for something with a Wintry feel to it. Not only that but the rhyme …

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Haunted Houses I hope you've enjoyed my week of deviliciousness as much as I've enjoyed writing it. To finish this week off, I came across this chiller while doing my surfing for scary poems. It made me think of the poem 'Evans' that I posted several months back and what may have become of him. Henry …

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William Wordsworth and Daffodils. I wouldn't be much of a Welshman if I didn't put out a shout to this bad boy. I have loved this poem since I first heard it in school and I'm sure it's a favorite among so many of you out there. Enjoy, Daffodils I wander'd lonely as a cloud …

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Question: Are songs lyrics poetry Answer: ABSOFRICKINLUTELY Then a round of applause please for the fantabulous Billy Joel and A Matter of Trust One, two, one, two, three, four Some love is just a lie of the heart The cold remains of what began with a passionate start And they may not want it to end But …

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William Blake and A Poison Tree I thought this was particularly poignant to the mood I'm in at the moment. Mr Blake, born in 1757 was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of poetry and visual arts of the Romantic …

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R S Thomas and Evans Ronald Stuart Thomas was born in the March of 1913 in the Welsh capital Cardiff and published as R S Thomas. This little welsh number is from the book Poetry for Supper first published in 1958. When I read this poem my first thought was for poor Evans, on his death bed, …

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Joyce Kilmer and Trees Born Alfred Joyce Kilmer in 1886, he was an American writer and poet from New Jersey. Trees, which is said to be one of his better known poems, is just one of many that Kilmer wrote. My first recollection of this poem was, I confess, in the 1978 Richard Donner movie; Superman …

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William Wordsworth and Lines Written In Early Spring I've put together another collection of poems that I intend to publish over the next couple of weeks. However due to the theme I thought I'd try and lighten the mood slightly while I'm putting the finishing touches to it. While doing a bit of surfing around the interweb …

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