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Poetry Friday: A Thousand Kisses Deep – Leonard Cohen

Poetry Friday: A Thousand Kisses Deep – Leonard Cohen

I first got to know Leonard Cohen while driving over the Pyrénées with my husband in the autumn of 2010. My husband had brought a live cd of Cohen in London and we were listening to it as we were driving the the immense beauty of the mountains. There was one ‘song’ (it wasn’t really a song but more a poem) called A Thousand Kisses Deep and I can still see myself, sitting in that Alfa Romeo (which we don’t…

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Poetry Friday: You are Tired (I think) – EE Cummings

Poetry Friday: You are Tired (I think) – EE Cummings

I love E.E. Cummings. I love his style, the way he plays with words and punctuation. Of course everyone knows [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] (link if you don’t know it) but he’s written so many other great poems (plays and essays and books too in case you were wondering). Have you ever heard this one? A bit more ‘adult’ in subject, “May I Feel” read by Tom Hiddleston. But back to “You are tired” and…

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Poetry Friday: She Walks In Beauty – Lord Byron

Poetry Friday: She Walks In Beauty – Lord Byron

I love the flow of this poem, even though it’s not easy to say aloud. It’s so very beautiful and it makes me smile every time I read it. This is one of my favourite poems because it talks about simple things like they are the most magnificent things on earth. If someone would recite this to me, they’d win me over immediately. About the poem: “She Walks in Beauty” is a poem written in 1813 by Lord Byron, and is…

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Poetry Friday: Invictus – William Ernest Henley

Poetry Friday: Invictus – William Ernest Henley

This poem makes me feel so powerful. The words flow so amazingly. Go on, try reading it out loud. It just sounds so good! You probably know the last two sentences, they are quite well-known. They’re also one of my favourite quotes. It’s something I’d consider for a tattoo, so who knows 😉 one day… About the poem: In 1875 one of Henley’s legs required amputation due to complications arising from tuberculosis. Immediately after the amputation he was told that his other leg…

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Poetry Friday: The Road Not Taken – Robert Frost

Poetry Friday: The Road Not Taken – Robert Frost

For me, this poem symbolises my life. After high-school, I went on to become a teacher. I loved English and wanted to share my passion with the next generation. Unfortunately, being a teacher was not for me. I didn’t have the patience to deal with 12 – 15 year olds. RESPECT to all the teachers in the world who have to try to teach kids who couldn’t care less, day in day out. I couldn’t do it. So I quit….

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