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The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter
by Ezra Pound 
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_River_Merchant%27s_Wife:_A_Letter 
 
Thanks for making me look up some Chinese poetry by Li Po.
 
Regards,
  CR
 
From: Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]>
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Great contrast to the mechanised violet hour of London, but it is O!! so beautiful.
A great retrieval of //Pounds versions of Rihaku alias Li Po//.
 
P.
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>From: Chokh Raj 
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>Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 12:29 PM
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>Today, a former colleague of mine from India, a teacher of English (he's a list member too -- rather shy, he loves to lurk) sent me this picture which I must share with you. Poetry of the Sunset -- that's what I'd like to call it -- the violet hour, as Eliot wrote, that brings the sailor home from sea.
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>Cheers,
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>From: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
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>I was just perusing myself at Google when I came upon this piece
>composed some six years back. Ah, poetry has its own moods!
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>Halloween 
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>Yester night, it was All Hallows' Eve. 
>The moon dipped a little below the horizon. 
>But I could see it still, smiling draculously, 
>Its bare teeth of brazen witches. 
>Its grin rang in the trees around my house 
>And the wind whistled among the lows. 
>The stars espied the earth as never before, 
>Staring from the sockets of so many graves. 
>The night-sky was littered with them. 
>And yet, they made merry in their madness 
>As though they were my next door neighbors 
>Waking the night with drunken revelry -- 
>Or some distant kin who had long left 
>For another planet. 
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>- CR Mittal 
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>Never too late, I suppose.
>You'll kindly excuse me the liberty.
>- CR 
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>From: Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
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>Sent: Sunday, November 20, 2011 11:48 AM
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>came upon it a while back - so just in case
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>TS Eliot poetry prize 2011 shortlist 
>Alison Flood, guardian.co.uk, 20 October 2011
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>"Described as the "most demanding of all poetry prizes" by chair of judges 
>Gillian Clarke, the 10 nominations for this year's TS Eliot award are a roll-call 
>of poetry's great and good. "To me an exciting book is one that makes me 
>want to be a poet – to stop and write a poem at that very moment. It's a
>book which is plugging in to the chemistry and excitement about language 
>which we all need before picking up a pen," said Clarke. "All these books 
>[we've chosen] are nourishing, exciting and challenging. Some are more 
>challenging, others more nourishing, but all are tremendously important 
>to us in their different ways – in quiet ways and in pizzazzy ways.""
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>http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/20/ts-eliot-prize-2011-shortlist  
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>a celebration of poetry
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>CR 
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