Anne Barbara Ridler

Anne Barbara Ridler Poems

1.
At Parting

Since we through war awhile must part
Sweetheart, and learn to lose
Daily use
Of all that satisfied our heart:
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2.
For A Child Expected

Lovers whose lifted hands are candles in winter,
Whose gentle ways like streams in the easy summer,
Lying together
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3.
The Cranes

We thought they were gulls at first,
while they were distant-
The two cranes flying out of a natural morning,
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4.
Before Sleep

Now that you lie
In London afar,
And may sleep longer
Though lonelier,
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5.
A Dream Observed

Out from his bed the breaking seas
By waking eyes unseen
Now fall, aquatic creatures whirl
And he whirls through the ambient green.
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Anne Barbara Ridler Comments

Graham Ramsay 04 May 2009

Anne R. wrote several poems which were extremely sensitive and warm. ONE i think was called a 'Child Born? ' She was a talented poet.

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Graham Ramsay 04 May 2009

Anne R. wrote several poems which were extremely sensitive and warm. ONE i think was called a 'Child Born? ' She was a talented poet.

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Anne Barbara Ridler Biography

Anne Barbara Ridler OBE (née Bradby) was a British poet, and Faber and Faber editor, selecting the Faber A Little Book of Modern Verse with T. S. Eliot (1941). Her Collected Poems (Carcanet Press) were published in 1994. She turned to libretto work and verse plays; it was later in life that she earned official recognition, receiving an OBE in 2001. ...

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