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Welcome to the poetry page!

The poetry of life makes life worth living, so it is small wonder that poets have always been so closely associated with the highest aspirations of humanity. Below is therefore a personal selection of poetry by various authors, including my own and then some of my favourites from other poets, interspersed with my brief commentaries.

This is not a random compilation of poetry - every item is a fruit which has been hand-picked (and in many cases annotated) for this site! Many of them, too, are gems and masterpieces which I rarely or never find included in any published anthologies, sadly - another reason to highlight them here! I'll also continue to add to this page over time. Feel invited also to share your own favourite poems with me. I hope you enjoy these as much as I have:

 

Choose by title or extract:

Index of All Poems - by Title
Index of All Poems - by Key Extract

 

Choose by poet:

Simon Rees: 'Like the dew which gathers on every open petal'

Emily Dickinson: 'All we know of heaven'

William Shakespeare: 'That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet'

W. B. Yeats: 'And I dreamed my lost love came stealthily out of the wood'

Bob Dylan: 'You never ask questions when God's on your side'

Walter de la Mare: 'Knocking on the moonlit door'

T. S. Eliot: 'Ash on an old man's sleeve is all the ash the burnt roses leave'

Thomas Hardy - forthcoming

Alfred, Lord Tennyson - forthcoming

Edward Lear - forthcoming

Lewis Carroll - forthcoming

Elizabeth Barrett Browning: 'Deep-hearted man, express grief for thy Dead in silence'

Percy Bysshe Shelley: 'When the lamp is shattered, the light in the dust lies dead'

Leonard Cohen - forthcoming

Sylvia Plath: 'Stars open among the lilies'

John Donne: 'Stars by the sun are not enlarged, but shown'

William Blake: 'There is a Smile of Love and there is a Smile of Deceit'

Tracy Chapman - forthcoming

The Waterboys - forthcoming

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