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Waking to the wind gusting the trees outside the window, I thought of Christina Rossetti.

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I now know the cure for eating too much chocolate.

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The time has come. I can’t put it off another day.

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There are old poems and there are new poems. But some of the new ones feel old and some of the old ones feel new.

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I find liking poetry more difficult than I used to. What a confession!

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“As to the Adjective: When in doubt, strike it out.” So said Mark Twain in Pudd’nhead Wilson – and he knew a thing or two.

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On my desktop I have a file titled To Do List AUGUST.

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You're getting obsessed with chocolate.

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The  submissions window is shut. Here's what came through it.

Tagged in: Ruth Marden Tom Cleary

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Reading poetry in fathoms has a weird effect.

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So this is what it's like.

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So this is what I do during the reading window in July.

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There’s value and there’s cost.

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I have learned some gruesome things from poems.

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How have I missed Louis MacNeice on minor poets until now?

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The “first fine careless rapture” is startlingly loud just now. And it’s not the first.

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Sometimes I feel almost like a real publisher.

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. . . is still singing in my head.

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“The god of grump” someone called him on a FaceBook thread recently. Old Larkin, old love.