My Special Guest Tonight is…

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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