Category Archives: Nineteenth Century Poetry

Inflowered

For the Introduction to this post, click here. Next off the pile was the Spring 2017 edition of The PRS Review – the journal of the Pre-Raphaelite Society. Based on the Contents page it was impossible to decide which article … Continue reading

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The River Endymion

 Last New Year I started reading John Keats’ Endymion. Within a few days I had completed the first two books. This afternoon, after leaving the poem rather longer than I ought, I finished the last two. This post is not going … Continue reading

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The Kalevala Pt 1 :: A Difficult Birth

A Chronology (of sorts) Young, Very Young Read The Hobbit Same Day(ish) Fell in love with J. R. R. Tolkien’s books forever Some Point Later, Probably Early Teens Read The Lord of the Rings Same Day(ish) Resolved never to read … Continue reading

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A Hymn to God the Father and Other Poems

The plan is to read (at least) one poem every day through 2015 and then once a week, or as quickly as possible thereafter, write a blog post containing the name of the poem (and poet), the line that stood … Continue reading

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Lepanto and Other Poems

I have committed myself to reading one poem a day through 2015. Here are my quick thoughts about those of the last week… 8th January 2015 Lepanto (text) G K Chesterton (Don John of Austria is going to the war.) (Don … Continue reading

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Ode for New Year’s Day and other Poems

I have committed myself to reading one poem a day through 2015. Here are my quick thoughts about those of the last week… New Year’s Day (1.1.15) Ode for New Year’s Day (text) C S Lewis … O, my poor … Continue reading

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O Captain! My Captain! and other Poems

On Christmas Day I made a resolution – to read (at least) one poem every day for the next year. I have often wanted to read more poetry now I am going to make a concerted effort to do so. … Continue reading

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