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AofA Poetry Evening – Introducing the Poets

14 mn read From our inception in 2016, Advantages of Age has always had a proclivity for poetry. In 1936, William Butler Yeats, widely considered one of the greatest poets of the 20th century, described Edith Sitwell’s poetry – ‘Her language is a traditional language of literature — twisted, torn, complicated, choked here and there by strange resemblances, […]

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Autumn Leaving

< 1 mn read After the too long winter I want to drop to my knees in gratitude on April’s crocus carpet And when the sun stays up late in summer You’ll find me in some park or garden, unwilling to depart before the final embers are extinguished by the evening cool As squirrel-like, I feel compelled to hoard […]

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< 1 mn read Fruits plucked in haste when ripe enough to eat Are fresh and firm and tolerably sweet But look again and higher up you’ll see Maturer fruit still hanging on the tree. Come connoisseur, this mellow one’s for you Not tang and tart and biting back Nor am I overdue But come to my fruition – […]

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