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Poetry Appreciation: Introduction to the Songs of Innocence by William Blake

. Piping down the valleys wild Piping songs of pleasant glee On a cloud I saw a child. And he laughing said to me. Pipe a song about a Lamb; So I piped with merry chear, Piper pipe that song again— So I piped, he wept to hear. Drop thy pipe thy happy pipe Sing… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: Introduction to the Songs of Innocence by William Blake

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Poetry Appreciation: Tam o’ Shanter by Robert Burns

Tam o’ Shanter is a wonderful, epic poem in which Burns paints a vivid picture of the drinking classes in the old Scotch town of Ayr in the late 18th century. It is populated by several unforgettable characters including of course Tam himself, his bosom pal, Souter (Cobbler) Johnnie and his own long suffering wife… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: Tam o’ Shanter by Robert Burns

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Poetry Appreciation: The Horses by Edwin Muir

Barely a twelvemonth after The seven days war that put the world to sleep, Late in the evening the strange horses came. By then we had made our covenant with silence, But in the first few days it was so still We listened to our breathing and were afraid. On the second day The radios… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: The Horses by Edwin Muir

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Poetry Appreciation: An Arundel Tomb by Philip Larkin

An Arundel Tomb  BY PHILIP LARKIN . Side by side, their faces blurred, The earl and countess lie in stone, Their proper habits vaguely shown As jointed armour, stiffened pleat, And that faint hint of the absurd— The little dogs under their feet. Such plainness of the pre-baroque Hardly involves the eye, until It meets… Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: An Arundel Tomb by Philip Larkin