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John Anthony Park (1880-1962), "The Harbour, Polperro, Cornwall"

James Torrington Bell (1898-1970), "Landscape"

John Mitchell (1862-1922), "The Waterfoot, Carradale" (1921)

John Nash (1893-1977), "A Gloucestershire Landscape" (1914)

Despite the differences between Rossetti and Dowson, Rossetti's "One Certainty" (which appeared in my previous post) and Dowson's "Vitae summa brevis" have, ...

John Nash, "Norfolk Coast"

William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1789), in David Erdman (editor), The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake (University of ...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Sky Of Autumn

This is what happened to me the first time I read "The New House." And it still happens each time I read it.

Saturday, May 12, 2012. "

RIchard Eurich, First Known When Lost: A. S. J. Tessimond

John Ford, The Lover's Melancholy, Act IV, Scene 3 (1628), in Iris Origo, The Vagabond Path (Chatto & Windus 1972), page 239.

Edward Thomas wrote four four-line poems: "In Memoriam (Easter, 1915)," "The Cherry Trees," "When he should laugh," and "Thaw." "Thaw," as one might expect, ...

John Lawson (1868-1909), "An Ayrshire Stream" (1893)

Charles John Holmes, "Farmyard, Winter" (1921)

On this date 96 years ago Edward Thomas was killed at the Battle of Arras. In 1917, April 9th fell on Easter Monday.

A note: I have previously posted John Leicester Warren's poem "The Knight in the Wood," which I highly recommend.

Jarrell was fond of the stories of the Brothers Grimm, and the poem feels a bit like the beginning of a fairy tale -- idyllic, but with a darkening path, ...

Ryōkan (1758-1831) (translated by John Stevens), in John Stevens, One Robe, One Bowl: The Zen Poetry of Ryōkan (Weatherhill 1977), page 43.

Saturday, October 27, 2012. "

Tuesday, April 12, 2011. "

A. S. J. Tessimond, Ibid.

"Out in the Dark" is Thomas's penultimate poem. He wrote it on Christmas Eve, 1916. He departed for France on January 29, 1917.

Charles John Holmes, "Scholar Gipsy" (1917)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013. "

John Keats, letter to Benjamin Bailey (November 22, 1817), in Robert Gittings (editor), Letters of John Keats (Oxford University Press 1970), pages 36-37.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

"The Trees Around Are For You, The Whole Of The Wideness Of Night Is For You"

John Constable, "Malvern Hall, Warwickshire" (1809)

Maxwell Armfield (1882-1972), "Still Life of Shells and Wrack" (1971)

Josephine Haswell Miller (1890-1975), "The House on the Canal"

Henry Lamb, "Tea Things" (1932)

Here is the title page from 1960: 'John Carroway', 'John Fool' and most unlikely of all, 'John God'. The codes used are hardly difficult to crack – he would ...

The world seems wide open and wide awake on such days. But there is also a scent of close earthiness in the air: the dirt at our feet is burgeoning as well.

A. S. J. Tessimond, Voices in a Giant City (Heinemann 1947).

Patrick MacDonogh, Poems (The Gallery Press 2001).

Robin Tanner (1904-1988), "Christmas" (1929)

John Nash, "Walled Pond, Little Bredy, Dorset" (1923)

A. S. J. Tessimond, The Walls of Glass (1934). The poem looks relaxed and conversational, but note the rhymed couplets.

Monday, November 28, 2011. "

Dawson ...

Norman Clark (1913-1992) "Still Life by a Window with The Listener"

John Constable, "Weymouth Bay" (c. 1819)

Saturday, January 5, 2013. "

John Humphrey Spender, "Staked Rose" (1953)

A. S. J. Tessimond, Voices in a Giant City (1947). I think that "a salt sea grieving/In landlocked, long complaint" is a fine image.

Here is his handwriting in the journal in January 1958, several months after having had any treatment.

James McIntosh Patrick, "Stobo Kirk, Peeblesshire" (1936)

Wallace Stevens, The Rock (1954).

"All Poetry Is In A Sense Love-Poetry". John Clare and Edward Thomas ...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Wednesday, April 6, 2011. "

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Kathleen Raine, The Oval Portrait and Other Poems (Enitharmon Press 1977).

Thursday, July 30, 2015

John Nash, "The Garden under Snow" (c. 1924-1930) The following poem by A. S. J. Tessimond ...

John Nash, "Autumn" (1933)

Norman Nicholson, The Pot Geranium and Other Poems (Faber and Faber 1954).

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Caspar David Friedrich, "The Life Stages" (1835)

William Baziotes, "Primeval Wall" (1959)

John Aldridge, "Winter" (1947)

I first read "Be Frugal" perhaps 20 (or is it 30?) years ago. Now it unaccountably returns and delights me once again.

This idea of searching for the ideal self or the ideal land is a subject that Tessimond also visited in "Where?"

Charles John Holmes, "A Warehouse" (1921)

But science and politics are always optional for each of us, aren't they? Who needs them?

Tessimond 1978 - London - Autolycus Publications by

(John Masefield, "Cargoes.") Rather, these ships have come from, or are bound for, places such as Shanghai, Qingdao, Yantian, and Ningbo.

A.S.J. TESSIMOND (1902-62)

For Edward Thomas: "Ransoms"

A. S. J. Tessimond, Morning Meeting (1980).

A.S.J. Tessimond's Collected Poems with translations from Jacques Prévert, edited by Hubert Nicholson, was first published by Whiteknights Press in 1985, ...

John Nash, "The Garden in Winter" (1967) Lost Christmas

R. S. Thomas, Young and Old (1972).

(Cheerful lad, wasn't he?) "Continuing to Live" was written in 1954 -- Larkin reached his middle-age crisis sooner than most of us, it seems.

I am not about to dive into that oft-contested battle. I only wish to suggest that this sort of poetry deserves patience and contemplative attention, ...

This ...

John Piper, "Exterior of the Church of St Denis, Faxton" (1940)

Sassoon was correct about the "affinity" between Blunden and Hardy: the first visit went well, and Blunden and Hardy became friends.

Sunday, November 6, 2011. "