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A beautiful image of death and rebirth from The Tempest by William Shakespeare: Full fathom five thy father lies. Of his bones are coral made. Those are pearls that were his eyes. Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth … Continue reading
I got a copy of the Collected Poems out of the library and have been rereading Eliot over the past few days. He’s a fabulous poet. Not the cheeriest bloke ever of course, but I love his depiction of the … Continue reading
This time, here are the opening lines of Journey of the Magi, which has the honour of being the first poem I read that really touched me and stayed with me. I read other poems in my high school English … Continue reading
Here are the opening lines of The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot, just because they’re fabulous. I first encountered this poem when I was an undergraduate, lo these many many moons ago, and it wormed … Continue reading
From T S Eliot’s Four Quartets We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time.
Along with The Journey, Wild Geese is one of Mary Oliver’s most well-known poems. Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. … Continue reading