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The Singing of the Scythe

The Singing of the Scythe

No.3 2014

'The Singing of the Scythe' is a selection of WW1 poetry like no oth...

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The Price of Time on the Île Saint-Germain


The stretching shadows of passers-by
Stake out cosmic time across the lawn
And each blade of grass has cast its own
That...

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Translation workshop with acclaimed poet Marina Boroditskaya

Monday 9th March 2015 5-7pm.
Pushkin House, London.

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Come and translate Russian poetry with one of Russia’s best-loved children’s authors and poets. Marina Boroditskaya will be here in person to help with translations of her poems into English and to discuss Russian poetry in translation with a small group. This workshop is supported by Modern Poetry in...

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SAPPHO: “THE BROTHERS POEM”

A large and well preserved portion of a new poem by Sappho was discovered on a papyrus from a private collection and published by Dirk Obbink in early 2014, and dubbed by him “The Brothers Poem”:

… But you’re always chattering that Kharaxos comes, his ship with fully stuffed hold. As to that, Zeus and the gods only know, but these thoughts should not be in your head.

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Orchards

Vergers is arguably the most famous of Rilke’s poetry collections written in French. The title itself holds special importance in Rilke’s poetic venture. It was this word that stirred his first impulse to write in the French language while residing in Veyras, Switzerland. Although they are often referred to as Rilke’s ‘simpler’ poems, one could turn the criticism on it...

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