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Eight Poems with an Edge. To be Read in a Time of Reflection. Written by English, Scottish, German, Israeli and American poets

1. THIS BE THE VERSE
Philip Larkin (1922-1985)
One of his best-known poems in the past 70 years in the UK. Larkin says our parents were fucked up by their parents so we can’t blame them. Public who know his poems often regard him as a national treasure. Continue reading 



40 Days and 40 Nights. A Poem per Day to Stay Awake during Lockdown and Beyond

‘Quarantine’ comes from a French word referring to a 40-day period. Governments have issued a kind of quarantine, namely isolation of infected and uninfected citizens.

I have selected a range of 40 much-loved British/Irish poems. This is a small offering to those of you who spend much of the day at home. Continue reading 




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