Tag Archives: James Fenton

A German Requiem

A German Requiem It is not what they built. It is what they knocked down. It is not the houses. It is the spaces in between the houses. It is not the streets that exist. It is the streets that … Continue reading

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Given up on the blog?

One day off and this is the sort of comment I get as pass T in the east wing. I think this forum might be the only way she finds out about me, now. Anyway, T, so I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Out of Danger

is the title of one of my favourite poetry collections, by James Fenton. It’s a substantial combination of personal politics and of the other kind of politics, the writing has a very clean, clear, hard and simple Auden-like beat. Fenton … Continue reading

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Man City 3 Stoke 0

James Fenton is one of my favourite poets, and this is one of my favourite poems of his, from the collection of the same name. Beauty, Danger and Dismay Beauty, Danger and Dismay Met me on the public way. Whichever … Continue reading

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