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The Patience of Ordinary Things
The Plot Against the Giant (Wallace Stevens)
O Luely Luely by William Soutar (1898-1943)
Words Wide Night - Carol Ann Duffy
Cockney language for Money
I GRIEVE FOR THE HAWAIIANS - Virginia Graham (1940)
Shakespeare - Sonnet 64
PIAZZA PIECE by John Crowe Ransom
A Fragment by Sappho (c600BC)
What the Donkey Saw (U.A. Fanthorpe)
Nativity by R.S. Thomas
The Grey Squirrel by Humbert Wolfe
Days - Philip Larkin
Once by the Pacific - Robert Frost
And You Know What Thought Did (Simon Armitage)
The Cruel Moon by Robert Graves
from 'The Phoenix & the Turtle' by William Shakespeare
Cliffs of the Heart (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Words by Edward Thomas
from 'Bird Parliament' (trans. Edward Fitzgerald)
Go Not Happy Day (From 'Maud') - Tennyson
Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter by John Crowe Ransom
Flying Crooked by Robert Graves
Naming of Parts by Henry Reed
chimneys - Sudesh Mishra
Sleeper in a Valley (Rimbaud - trans. Charles Causley)
Choruses from The Rock T.S. Eliot
archy and mehitabel by don marquis
Stanzas from Carnac - Matthew Arnold
BOY by Carol Ann Duffy
American Names by Stephen Vincent Benet (1927)
from 'A Shropshire Lad (A.E. Housman)
Disillusionment of 10'O'clock by Wallace Stevens
The Book-Worms by Robert Burns
In Church by R.S. Thomas
The Sun Rising - John Donne
Francis Beaumont (1584-1616)
The Shepherd - Thomas D'Urfey
Description of Geoffrey Chaucer by Robert Greene (1592)
from 'Lightenings' by Seamus Heaney
The Visionary by Emily Bronte (& Charlotte)
Spring Pools by Robert Frost
WODWO by Ted Hughes
Volcano-Iceland by Simon Armitage.
Endimion by Michael Drayton (1595)
A Sonnet by Philip Sidney
The Bride by D. H. Lawrence
Crossing the Bar - Alfred Lord Tennyson
Bacchus & Pentheus (Ovid - Ted Hughes)
Pennines in April by Ted Hughes
Sonnet by Gerard Manley Hopkins
from Keats' HYPERION
Pigeons by Philip Larkin
Boy at the Window by Richard Wilbur
Among Those Killed In The Dawn Raid (Dylan Thomas. 1941)
On the Idle Hill of Summer - A.E. Housman
Figure of Eight by Louis MacNeice
The Erl-King by Goethe
Weather Bestiary by George Mackay Brown
From The Canterbury Tales
Fury of Aerial Bombardment by Richard Eberhart
There Is No God by Arthur Hugh Clough
Men at Forty by Donald Justice
From Homer - translated by Tennyson
From Preludes by Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)
The Word by Edward Thomas
An Archival Print by William Stafford (1914-1993)
'On Hobson - The University Carrier' by Milton
The Dog Dosing Strip at Dunsandel Ken Avery
[i]First Light[/i] by Eno Takehiko
Snowdrop by Ted Hughes
Swimming from Sestos to Abydos (Lord Byron)
Winter Love by Elizabeth Jennings
Reading Poetry on the Train by Wendy Cope
Travel by Edna St Vincent Millay
A tiny book poem by Emily Dickinson
Speech for Psyche by Ezra Pound
House & Man by Edward Thomas
Three Girls & Their Talk (Boccaccio trans. DG Rossetti)
Mother of the Groom by Seamus Heaney (died Aug 30th 2013)
Badger by John Clare
The Winter Palace (Larkin) - for older BigReaders
The Dead Poet by Lord Alfred Douglas
Impression du Matin - Oscar Wilde
from 'Hyperion' by John Keats
Binsey Poplars - Gerard Manley Hopkins
Flying Crooked by Robert Graves
from Virgil's AENEID translated by Dryden
Tableau at Twilight by Ogden Nash
Elegy in a Country Churchyard by GK Chesterton
A Broken Appointment by Thomas Hardy
Overheard In County Sligo - by Gillian Clarke
from HYMN TO INTELLECTUAL BEAUTY (1816 - P.B. Shelley)
Shanty by Ian Duhig
Gas by Paul Farley
Everything is Going to be All Right by Derek Mahon (b.1941)
Sonnet 9 from Astrophil & Stella by Sir Philip Sidney
Wish by Carol Ann Duffy
God of Nations
Western Wind (anon)
The Sorrow of Love by WB Yeats
MNEMOSYNE by Trumbull Stickney (1874-1904)
The Mower to the Glo-Worm (Andrew Marvell)
The Stolen Branch (La Rama Robada) Pablo Neruda
Tempest by Pushkin (trans. Dannie Abse)
Down the Hall on Saturday Night - Peter Cape
Heel And Toe To The End - William Carlos Williams
This is.....(Philip Larkin)
Morning Has Broken - Eleanor Farjeon
Lights Out by Edward Thomas
The Country Clergy - R.S. Thomas (1923-2000)
A Voice by Tadeusz Rosewicz
Story by Dorothy Parker
Freckle's Advice - Baxter Black
Henry King A Cautionary Tale by Hilaire Belloc
Her News by Hugo Williams
An End Piece by Ford Madox Ford (1914)
Circles of Doors by Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
Two by Emily Dickinson
Two Short Poems by Matthew Prior (1664-1721)
Sunday Morning, King's Cambridge by John Betjeman
Nobody Comes by Thomas Hardy
L'indifferent by Tristan Klingsor
Salomom Pavey (Ben Jonson)
The Song of the Mad Prince by Walter de la Mare
War has been given a bad name (Bertolt Brecht)
Futility by Wilfred Owen
Quiet Zone by Roger McGough
Medea - Ovid/Arthur Golding (1536-1605)
His Condescensions Are Short-Lived by R.S. Thomas
The Infants Do An Assembly About Time (Allan Ahlberg)
One Perfect Rose by Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
The Children's Hour - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Vitai Lampada by Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938)
Shakespeare - Venus and Adonis
One Flesh by Elizabeth Jennings
Song of the Ogres by W.H. Auden
An Easter poem by George Herbert
Faithless Sally Brown by Thomas Hood (1789 - 1845)
Virgil's Pastorals (Trans. John Dryden)
Wounded Cupid (Anacreon 6thC BC Trans Robert Herrick)
A Song to the Lute in Musicke - Richard Edwards (1523-1566)
Haunted House - Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence (James Elroy Flecker)
Heaven by Rupert Brooke
The Tay Bridge Disaster by Wiliam McGonagall
from 'Modern Love' by George Meredith (1828-1909)
Incomplete Sonnet by Gerard Manley Hopkins
How to get on in society - John Betjamen
From 'THe Waste Land' by TS Eliot.
He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven - W B Yeats
The Oxen - Thomas Hardy
The Waking by Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)
Memorabilia by Robert Browning
Rising Damp by U.A. Fanthorpe
A Christmas Poem by U.A. Fanthorpe
Ballatetta by Ezra Pound
The Twa Corbies -
Sonnet by Edna St Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
Flowers by Wendy Cope
'For The Union Dead' by Robert Lowell
Winter - My Secret by Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
Lullaby by John Fuller (1937)
From"Humanity" by William Wordsworth (1829)
from 'The Everlasting Mercy' by John Masefield
To the Moon by Thomas Hardy
Flight of the Heart by Louis Macneice
La Figlia Che Piange by TS Eliot
He Bids His Beloved Be At Peace by W.B. Yeats
Roses by Billy Collins
The School in August - by Philip Larkin - 1943
Sarah Byng - another Cautionary Tale by Hilaire Belloc
Henry King by Hilaire Belloc
13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird by Wallace Stevens
Of Mutability by Jo Shapcott - 2010
On First Looking into Chapman's Homer - John Keats
American Names by Stephen Vincent Benet
'Ploughing on Sunday' (Wallace Stevens)
After a Journey - Thomas Hardy
Prayer by George Herbert
Embarcation - 1899 (Thomas Hardy)
The Lammas Hireling by Ian Duhig
'Sparrow' by Andrew Motion
On Wenlock Edge
The Spring by Thomas Carew (?1595-?1639)
The Garden by Andrew Marvell
In Praise of Asparagus - trans. from Arabic
Apple Blossom by Louis MacNeice
March Morning by Ted Hughes
Some Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska (Nobel Prize 1996)
'Out Out' by Robert Frost
'At the Back of the North Wind' by Thom Gunn
'Spring and Fall' by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Yasmin by James Elroy Flecker (from Hassan - 1922)
A Sonnet by Garrison Keillor.
Darkness by Byron
from Tennyson's 'The Princess'
MCMXIV by Philip Larkin
From Shakespeare's 'Antony & Cleopatra'
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