Season of mists and glorious poetry

Season of mists and glorious poetry

Published on Tuesday 1 September 2020

Autumn can be so many things. There are some years when summer seems to pack up her bags and disappear in the space of just a few days. Other times there’s a delicious lingering of warmth so that autumn seems to be merely a softer, more gentle version of what has gone before.

This selection of poems captures one of poetry’s favourite seasons in all its variety and opulence, bringing us ripe pears, twittering swallows and children gathering berries, alongside the early-evening switching on of TVs and the drawing of curtains.

  • Season of mists and glorious poetry

    Season of mists and glorious poetry

    Published on Tuesday 1 September 2020

    Autumn can be so many things. There are some years when summer seems to pack up her bags and disappear in the space of just a few days. Other times there’s a delicious lingering of warmth so that autumn seems to be merely a softer, more gentle version of what has gone before. This selection […]

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  • Summertime, summertime – poems for sunny days

    Summertime, summertime – poems for sunny days

    Published on Monday 1 June 2020

    Many of us are looking to summer and hoping it might herald a return to happier, more carefree days. Whatever the new season brings, we know we can count on the natural world to offer beauty and consolation. This latest anthology in our seasonal series features poems that will soothe the mind and gladden the […]

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  • Poems for mothers of every description

    Poems for mothers of every description

    Published on Wednesday 11 March 2020

    This Mother’s Day Candlestick has something for every imaginable kind of mother – from the gardening mother and the knitting mother to the football fan mother, the cycling mother, the walking mother and the baking mother.  Each of our gorgeous pamphlets contains poems to lift the spirits and boasts a beautiful cover to rival any […]

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“By the way I have become almost Evangelical about the pamphlets! Everyone I know has got one. I’m just stopping short of thrusting them on people I don’t know but who look as if they need a poetry break.”Liz O’Sullivan, Dovegreyreader Chapter, Candlestick Collective

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