Tag Archives: English poetry

A Good End-of-November Poem

“The Thrush” by Edward Thomas When Winter’s ahead, What can you read in November That you read in April When Winter’s dead? I hear the thrush, and I see Him alone at the end of the lane Near the bare … Continue reading

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A Happy Poem on a Stormy Day

Here’s a love poem that I could have written when I adopted my cats in 1997. “The Orange” by Wendy Cope At lunchtime I bought a huge orange– The size of it made us all laugh. I peeled it and … Continue reading

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An Old Poem

“Western Wind” (a fragment of medieval English poetry) Western wind, when wilt thou blow, The small rain down can rain? Christ, if my love were in my arms, And I in my bed again!  

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