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Two Carcanet poets, Charles Tomlinson and Stephen Rodefer pass away
We are deeply saddened by the news of the deaths of two former Carcanet poets - Charles Tomlinson and Stephen Rodefer , who both died on Saturday 22nd August 2015. read more
C.K. Stead new Poet Laureate of New Zealand
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Mexico in my Heart Mexico in my Heart Willis Barnstone
Poem of the Day

Spheral Change

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

In this new shade of Death, the show
   Passes me still of form and face;
Some bent, some gazing as they go,
   Some swiftly, some at a dull pace,
   Not one that speaks in any case.

If only one might speak! - the one
   Who never waits till I come near;
But always seated all alone
   As listening to the sunken air,
   Is gone before I come to her.

O dearest! while we lived and died
   A living death in every day,
Some hours we still were side by side,
   When where I was you too might stay
   And rest and need not go away.

O nearest, furthest! Can there be
   At length some hard-earned heart-won home,
Where, - exile changed for sanctuary, -
   Our lot may fill indeed its sum,
   And you may wait and I may come?
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