Jun. 1st, 2017

tempestsarekind: (dido plus books)
Has anyone else ever heard of this poet and/or read this poem? I only just came across it via one of those internet-search rabbit holes that leads you indescribably far from the place you started, but now I'm haunted by it.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/55324

And here's a piece on Mew from the Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2008/sep/01/poemoftheweekthefarmersb

Apparently Mew was admired by writers like Thomas Hardy and Virginia Woolf, and some of her work was published by Ezra Pound - and yet she's never crossed my path before. Hmph.

text of the poem, from the Poetry Foundation website )

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