Treasure Island

Geoffrey Hill

(18 June 1932 / Worcestershire)

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In Memory of Jane Fraser


When snow like sheep lay in the fold
And wind went begging at each door,
And the far hills were blue with cold,
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  • Clark Shattuck (5/4/2009 4:40:00 PM)

    I agree with Neil Young, brilliant. But I wish there was some expository preface re: Jane Fraser. I'm assuming she was, among other things, a victim of poverty, not able to pay her utility bill? (Report) Reply

  • Neil Young (11/28/2008 4:21:00 AM)

    This poem is perfect. The choice of words, imagery and measured pace exude brilliance. I have read several other poems of Geoffrey Hill featured in the British Poetry Since 1945 collection. I will be reading more... (Report) Reply

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