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Auguries of Innocence

Listen to ‘Auguries of Innocence’ by William Blake, read by Paul O’Prey: Reading the opening lines of Blake’s great invocation to see and cherish the whole universe as a single, living being, I find myself thinking of Robert Macfarlane’s timely reminder, that ‘wonder is an essential survival skill for the Anthropocene’. Blake is the master …

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Halcyon Days

By my reckoning of the calendar, Storm Bella, which shook the British Isles with hundred mile an hour winds on 27 December, was right on schedule, or perhaps a day early. Halcyon Days traditionally run for seven days either side of the Winter Solstice, a period of calm decreed by ancient gods to allow kingfishers …

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Launching our Poems for the Earth Project

It feels really good to be kicking-off the new year with the launch of an exciting new project, Poems for the Earth. Our aim is that through a series of books, blogs, podcasts and events, we can bring together readers and writers who share a sense of delight and wonder at the beauty and diversity …

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