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Geoffrey Hill Poems

  • Respublica
    The strident high
    civic trumpeting
    of misrule. It is
    what we stand for. ...
  • Ovid In The Third Reich
    non peccat, quaecumque potest peccasse negare,
    solaque famosam culpa professa facit.

    Amores, III, xiv ...
  • Mercian Hymns
    I

    King of the perennial holly-groves, the riven sandstone: overlord of the M5: architect of the historic rampart and ditch, the citadel at Tamworth, the summer hermitage in Holy Cross: guardian of the Welsh Bridge and the Iron Bridge: contractor to the desirable new estates: saltmaster: moneychanger: commissioner for oaths: martyrologist: the friend of Charlemagne.
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  • In Piam Memoriam
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    Created purely from glass the saint stands,
    Exposing his gifted quite empty hands ...
  • On Seeing The Wind At Hope Mansell
    Whether or not shadows are of the substance
    such is the expectation I can
    wait to surprise my vision as a wind
    enters the valley: sudden and silent ...
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  • Middlingmovies: house on haunted hill (1999) dir. william malone geoffrey rush, famke janssen, taye diggs 5.6 ⭐ evil loves to party.
  • Burlhorniachek: 1/ i posted not long ago about ryan wilson's book of translations proteus bound and how well he has carried over even many much translated poems. here is his version of "tomorrow" by lope de vega, alongside versions by longfellow and geoffrey hill.
  • Mallerjour: geoffrey hill, meeting the moment
  • Ramisbg: “if we meet each other in hell, it’s not hell.” — geoffrey hill, broken hierarchies: poems 1952-2012 painting: charlie novas
  • Richardabowitz: some days i wish i had gone to oxford or cambridge so i could follow geoffrey hill poems but then i realize i'm excused since i did american time on john ashbery.
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Vain Hope
 by Ernest Dowson

Sometimes, to solace my sad heart, I say,
Though late it be, though lily-time be past,
Though all the summer skies be overcast,
Haply I will go down to her, some day,
And cast my rests of life before her feet,
That she may have her will of me, being so sweet
And none gainsay!

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