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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 from Poets around the World. One per Day to Stay Awake during Covid. And to remind us of the Beyond.

On 8 January 2021, I selected a range of 40 much-loved British poems for reading during the lockdown.. ‘Quarantine’ comes from a French word referring to a 40-day period. Continue reading 



Rainer Maria Rilke. A passion for Lou Andreas Salome, a free-spirited Russian writer

Born in St. Petersburg, Lou Andreas Salomé (1861-1937) combined erotic sensuality, exceptional beauty and a sharp intelligence that enchanted men and women who spent time in her company. Continue reading 



Commentary on The Walk. A Poem by Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 – 1926)

Born in  Prague, Rainer Maria Rilke became one of the finest European poets of the 20th century. He wrote in German and French. Continue reading 



Favourite Poets and Poems

Nine Favourite Poets and Poems

Language can struggle to communicate the Inexpressible. Perhaps it is only through beautiful and illuminating poetry that language reaches its zenith. In that respect, a profound poem brings us all closer to the Truth of things than any other form of language. A sublime poem ‘speaks’ to us of the realm that is beyond the words and beyond the constructed. I believe we cannot live meaningful lives without poetry. Continue reading 




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