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If People Could Read Minds by Kevin Morris

If people could read minds half the men would be in prison and the other half would have black eyes. If people could read minds divorce lawyers would live like kings. If people could read minds friendships would vanish like … Continue reading

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The Owl by Edward Thomas

On 17 March 2012 I wrote about the owl which haunts my garden and the nearby park. His voice is mournful but also provides company for those who, like me hear his song. In the below poem the English poet, … Continue reading

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Enigmatic Girl

Full of sunshine you smile or laugh. You sing and all seems right with the world. Your happiness is infectious, I smile at the unexpected pleasure “she remembers my name”. Always busy, flitting from table to table and thence back … Continue reading

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Jenny by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

“Vengeance of Jenny’s case! Fie on her! Never name her, child!”—Mrs. Quickly Lazy laughing languid Jenny, Fond of a kiss and fond of a guinea, Whose head upon my knee to-night Rests for a while, as if grown light With … Continue reading

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The Parting Glass

“Of all the money e’er I had, I spent it in good company. And all the harm I’ve ever done, Alas! it was to none but me. And all I’ve done for want of wit To mem’ry now I can’t … Continue reading

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T S Eliot the Wasteland

I’ve just listened to a first-rate reading of Eliot’s Wasteland which was broadcast, on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 29 March. for the dramatisation (which is availible for six days, on the BBC’s I-Player visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dvzg7). For a permanent text … Continue reading

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The Oxen by Thomas Hardy

I will be taking a break from blogging over the next 7-10 days (spending the time, as they say in the bossom of my family)! I’d like to wish you all a very happy Christmas, one filled with joy and … Continue reading

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