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A Room of One’s Own (or A Room With a View?)

It really is time for me to come clean.  It’s 10 years since oldest son left school; almost 9 years since he left home for university. A couple of years later, when it was clear he wasn’t intending to move back … Continue reading

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The follow-up poetry party: May

I thought it would be interesting to record when I have come across poetry without looking for it, now that I seem to have a newly awakened awareness of it.  So this was May: 3 May 2015 – Walt Whitman, … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list: week 5

So – week 5, just two days left of April and the end of this challenge. Day 1 I can’t resist renewing my acquaintance with two more old friends this week.  Both poems from my early childhood, good memories from … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list: week 4

I find it interesting how, when we start to do something like this, it opens our eyes to things we might not otherwise have noticed.  It’s been like that with me and poetry.  Maybe there’s another ‘seeing differently’ post in … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list: week 3

Well, this was a trickier week.  There was quite a lot of other stuff going on and I struggled to keep up even with one poem a day.  So I’m going to come clean and admit that there was some … Continue reading

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The poetry party guest list – week 1

These are the poems I read this week. 1. April Rise by Laurie Lee – new to me, it’s a lovely evocation of all the promise and richness of nature at this time of year.  And wonderful to be able to … Continue reading

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Poetic thoughts

Doing this challenge has made me think a lot about poetry I have read (and poetry I haven’t yet read). Suddenly I am remembering lots of poetry I had completely forgotten about. It turns out that poetry has played a … Continue reading

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