Mary Elizabeth Coleridge

(23 September 1861 – 25 August 1907)

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  • Rookie Classic Poetry Aloud (9/27/2007 2:58:00 AM)

    I discovered Mary Coleridge in a popular anthology 'Poetry of Today' (1920, £2 at the local second hand book shop) , and I would agree that she deserves to be read more. To do my bit in spreading the word, I posted a reading of 'Where a Roman Villa Stood, Above Freiburg' at Classic Poetry Aloud.

    It's available to listen to (for free) at: http: //classicpoetryaloud.podomatic.com/entry/2007-09-27T00_19_37-07_00

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  • Rookie Karen Devlin (6/16/2004 12:21:00 PM)

    Mary Elizabeth Coleridge is a poet who has recently been 'rediscovered' in the last few years. Several of her poems are now old favourites on university reading lists. It may not be widely known that Coleridge also wrote five novels in her short lifetime. All but one of these are out of print, but are a fascinating read and contrast sharply with her poetry. I am currently researching Coleridge's work for a Phd at the University of Hull. Mary Coleridge is someone who should be widely read.

Our Lady

MOTHER of God! no lady thou:
Common woman of common earth
Our Lady ladies call thee now,
But Christ was never of gentle birth;
A common man of the common earth.

For God’s ways are not as our ways:
The noblest lady in the land
Would have given up half her days,

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