Daily Archives: October 15, 2014

The Lake of the Dismal Swamp By Thomas Moore

The Lake of the Dismal Swamp “THEY made her a grave too cold and damp For a soul so warm and true; And she’s gone to the Lake of the Dismal Swamp, Where all night long, by a firefly lamp, … Continue reading

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The Brave and the Love Flute by Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

The Brave and the Love Flute Brave was he in battle, and in the cattle chase But dumb of tongue he was ,awkward in love, Which is the most important race for men And he cried to the Gods for … Continue reading

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Anseo By Paul Muldoon

When the master was calling the roll At the primary school in Collegelands, You were meant to call back Anseo And raise your hand As your name occurred. Anseo, meaning here, here and now, All present and correct, Was the … Continue reading

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The Harbour by Eavan Boland

The Harbour This harbour was made by art and force. And called Kingstown and afterwards Dun Laoghaire. And holds the sea behind its barrier less than five miles from my house. Lord be with us say the makers of a … Continue reading

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Anorexic By Eavan Boland

Anorexic Flesh is heretic. My body is a witch. I am burning it. Yes I am torching ber curves and paps and wiles. They scorch in my self denials. How she meshed my head in the half-truths of her fevers … Continue reading

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So you want to be a writer …

Title: So you want to be a writer … Authors: Philip Hensher, Jeanette Winterson, Rachel Cusk, Michael Cunningham, Tessa Hadley, Gary Shteyngart, Naomi Alderman, Don Paterson, Chang-Rae Lee, Kathryn Hughes, Toby Litt, Curtis Sittenfeld, Blake Morrison Publisher: The Guardian, Friday … Continue reading

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Advice For Writers by Nicholas Sparks

Title: Advice For Writers Author: Nicholas Sparks Full Text & Source: http://nicholassparks.com/for-writers/ The Internet, Online, 15/10/2014 Sample Text: Learn the Craft How to Learn the Craft Learning to write is like learning anything else, and can be broken down into … Continue reading

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