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Ben Whishaw

A poem needs understanding through the senses. The point of diving into a lake is not immediately to swim to the shore but to be in the lake, to luxuriate in the sensation of water. You do not work the lake out, it is a experience beyond thought. Poetry soothes and emboldens the soul to… Continue reading Ben Whishaw

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Christina Rossetti

The hope I dreamed of was a dream,Was but a dream; and now I wake,Exceeding comfortless, and worn, and old,For a dream’s sake. I hang my harp upon a tree,A weeping willow in a lake;I hang my silent harp there, wrung and snappedFor a dream’s sake. Lie still, lie still, my breaking heart;My silent heart,… Continue reading Christina Rossetti

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