Power & Conflict Poetry Key Quotes

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  • Created on: 23-02-19 09:09
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  • Poetry
    • London
      • charted street
        • charted Thames
      • the mind-forged manacles i hear
      • in every cry of man
        • in every infant's cry of fear
      • black'ning church
      • hapless soldiers cry runs in blood down palace walls
      • cries of weakness
        • cries of woe
    • The Prelude
      • one summer evening (led by her)
      • I unloosed her chain
        • proud of his skill
      • a huge peak, black and huge
        • powerful
        • there hung a darkness
        • a trouble to dreams
        • I struck and struck again
      • sparkling light
      • small circles glittering idly in the moon
    • My Last Duchess
      • that's my last duchess
        • will't please you sit and look at her
      • notice Neptune
        • cast in bronze for me
      • as if she ranked my gift
        • of a nine-hundred-years-old-name with anybody's gift
      • the curtain i have drawn for you
      • I gave commands then all smiles stopped together
      • Fra Pandolf
      • is ample warrant
    • The Charge Of The Light Brigade
      • honour the charge
      • not the six hundred
      • theirs no to make reply
      • when can their glory fade?
        • boldly
      • into the jaws of death
        • into the valley of death
        • stormed
      • cannon to the right of them
    • Exposure
      • but nothing happens
      • our brains ache in the merciless iced east wind
      • dawn...attacks once more in shivering ranks of grey
      • less deadly than the air that shudders black with snow
        • more damaging and deadly than bullets
      • slowly our ghosts drag home
      • all their eyes are ice
    • Storm On The Island
      • we are prepared
      • it is a huge nothing we fear
        • rock
          • never troubled us
      • you can listen to thing you fear
      • we are bombared by the empty air
        • space is a salvo
      • wizened earth
    • Bayonet Charge
      • suddenly he was awake and running
      • in what cold clockwork of the stars
      • bullets smacking the belly out of the air
      • he lugged a rifle numb as a smashed arm
      • sweating like molten iron
      • patriotic tear
      • king, honour, human dignity, etectera
      • a yellow hare that rolled like a flame
    • Remains
      • probably armed, possibly not
      • sort of inside out
      • myself, and somebody else and somebody else
      • and the drink and drugs won't flush him out
      • torn apart by a dozen rounds
      • tosses
      • carted off
      • this looter
      • end of story expect not really
      • blood shadow stays
      • pain itself, the image of glory
      • his bloody life in my bloody hands
    • Poppies
      • play at being Eskimos
      • spasms of paper red
      • run my fingers through the gelled blackthorns of your hair
      • the world overflowing like a treasure chest
      • released a song bird from it's cage
      • the front door threw it open
      • all my words flattened, rolled, turned into felt
      • on reaching the top of the hill
      • i listened hoping to hear your playground voice
    • War Photographer
      • rural england
      • blood stained
      • Belfast. Beirut. Phnom Penh.
      • finally alone
      • blood stanied
      • running children in nightmare heat
      • cries of this man's wife
      • all flesh is grass
      • a hundred agonies in black and white
      • spools of suffering set out in ordered rows
      • the reader's eyeballs ***** with tears, between the bath and pre-luch beers
      • his editor will pick out five or six for Sunday's supplement
    • Tissue
      • paper that lets light shine through
      • daylight shines through capitals
      • if buildings were paper
      • maps too. The sun
      • written in names and histories
      • paper smoothed and stroked and thinned
      • paper that is thinned by age or touching
    • The Emigre
      • my memory of its sunlight clear
      • the white streets
      • every coloured molecule of it
      • i comb its hair and love its shinning eyes
      • my country
      • the worst new of it i receive of it cannot break my original view
      • the bright filled paper weight
      • it may be sick with tyrants
      • i have no passport, there's no way back
      • they
    • Checking Out Me History
      • but now i checking out me own history
      • dem tell me dem tell me wha dem want to tell me
      • carving out me own idenity
      • bandage up me eye with me own history
      • freedom river
        • mountain dream
          • a healing star
            • beacon
      • de cow who jump over de moon
    • Kamikaze
      • he and his brothers waiting on the shore
      • strung out like bunting
      • yes grandfather's boat
      • and he remembered how he and his brothers
      • green blue translucent sea
      • a tuna, the dark prince, muscular, dangerous
      • one way journey into history
      • a samurai sword
      • her father embarked at sunrise
      • which had been the better way to die
    • Ozymandias
      • vast and trunkless legs of stone
      • half sunk
      • shattered visage
      • nothing beside remains
      • colossal wreck
      • king of kings
      • sneer of cold command
      • boundless and bare

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