Kenneth Allott

Kenneth Allott

Glamorganshire/ South Wales
Kenneth Allott
Glamorganshire/ South Wales
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an Anglo-Irish poet and academic, and authority on Matthew Arnold.

He was born on August 29, 1912, in Glamorganshire, South Wales.

He went on to graduate with first class honors from the University of Durham; receiving his Batcheloe of Literature from St. Edmund Hall, Oxford.

His career was spent as an educator; first as a tutor in adul ...
Popular Poems
1.
Offering
I offer you my forests and my street-cries
With hands of double-patience under the clock,
The antiseptic arguments and lies
Uttered before the flood, the submerged rock.
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2.
The Statue
I take you looking at the statue
the smile is yours and the stone is you
the stone is simple and the smile is playful
the smile is stolen and the stone is fallen
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3.
Ragnarok
Our Trojan world is polarised to mourn;
To dream and find a black spot on the sun,
And wake to love and find our lover gone.
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4.
Aunt Sally Speaks
Who have been educated out of naive responses,
The hoodoo of love, the cinderella of class
Knowing that everywhere man has the same clock face,
the same moody defences
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