Wenlock Poetry Breakfast
Poems we read:
December 12th 2019
Walt Whitman – (opening of) A Song of the Rolling Earth – Tim
Thomas Moore* – untitled, from the John Julius Norwich anthology Christmas Crackers – Anna
Don Marquis/Archy & Mehitabel – Warty Bliggens The Toad – Alex
Robert Frost – A Considerable Speck – Vic
Mary Oliver – Morning in a New Land – Lottie
Laurence Binyon – The Burning of the Leaves (from Larkin’s Oxford Book of 20th Century English Verse) – Philip
Dylan Thomas – Fern Hill – Carol
Rabindranath Tagore – from Song Offerings** – Meg
Wendell Berry – The Peace of Wild Things – Ali
John Clare – The Lament of Swardy Well (from a John Clare selection by Paul Farley) – Chris
Stephan Banks – The Winter Has Gone (on a website called familyfriendpoems) – Ruth
Mary Oliver – Sleeping in the Forest – Jane Pelton
Andrew Marvell – The Mower Against Gardens – Jane Lee
Louis Jenkins – Library – Mary Phillips
John Glenday – Etching of a Line of Trees (in the Candlestick Press pamphlet, Ten Poems From Scotland) – Elizabeth
Rebecca Elson – Like Eels to the Sargasso Sea (from A Responsibility to Awe) – Anna
*(Irish, 1779-1852 – interesting character, look him up; nothing to do with Henry VIII’s “Man For All Seasons”!)
** These were written in Bengali but translated into English by the polymath Nobel-Prize-winning Tagore himself.
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