Andrew Motion

I'm not precisely saying that a really good board meeting at the MLA (Museums, Libraries and Archives Coucil) makes me want to go and write poetry, but there is a pleasure in doing that sort of thing well.

Andrew Motion

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William Morris The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.
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Andrew Motion

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