Luscious poems for a carefree summer’s day

Luscious poems for a carefree summer’s day

Published on Friday 20 July 2018

Lazing on a picnic rug under a clear blue sky, what could be more lovely than reading poetry?  These ten poems have been selected to provide a perfect accompaniment to an open-air feast; some capture culinary delights such as strawberry tarts and custard while others have been chosen to add to the mood of carefree bliss that only a picnic on a summer’s day can offer.

From Jeremy Hooker’s thoughts while blackberrying to the quiet joy of being in a park with squirrels and daffodils in March, we are transported to enchanted times and places where day-to-day routines seem to have been suspended. Whether read alone or to a friend or lover, these beautiful poems make ideal companions for a cucumber sandwich and a glass of fizz.

  • Luscious poems for a carefree summer’s day

    Luscious poems for a carefree summer’s day

    Published on Friday 20 July 2018

    Lazing on a picnic rug under a clear blue sky, what could be more lovely than reading poetry?  These ten poems have been selected to provide a perfect accompaniment to an open-air feast; some capture culinary delights such as strawberry tarts and custard while others have been chosen to add to the mood of carefree […]

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  • Just in time for the World Cup – poems that celebrate the beautiful game!

    Just in time for the World Cup – poems that celebrate the beautiful game!

    Published on Tuesday 29 May 2018

    The poems in this anthology edited by Conor O’Callaghan and published in time for the start of the World Cup take us to the very heart of why a seemingly straightforward team sport arouses such passion and commands such lifelong devotion. There’s a poem capturing the romance of children playing street football until it’s almost […]

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  • Poems that blaze with the drama of the Russian spirit

    Poems that blaze with the drama of the Russian spirit

    Published on Monday 21 May 2018

    This latest selection edited and introduced by Boris Dralyuk takes us to the heart of human experience with all the passion and drama of the Russian spirit. We find poems of love and poems celebrating the beauty of birch-wood and steppe, alongside poems that touch on the anguish of being a poet in times of […]

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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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