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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
Carcanet is delighted to announce that C.K. read more
Sinead Morrissey reads from T S Eliot Prize-winning Parallax at the Royal Fesitval HallListen
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Poem of the Day
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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