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Leaving the Tate

Rating: 4.6

Coming out with your clutch of postcards
in a Tate gallery bag and another clutch
of images packed into your head you pause
on the steps to look across the river

and there's a new one: light bright buildings,
a streak of brown water, and such a sky
you wonder who painted it - Constable? No:
too brilliant. Crome? No: too ecstatic -

a madly pure Pre-Raphaelite sky,
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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 June 2021

5 Stars Full for this lovely poem, Congratulations being chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 June 2021

2) Formerly, her early work was influenced by her training as a classicist but her more recent work is looser in structure and more concerned with the world of the unconscious mind.Very interesting to know these about the great poetess.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 24 June 2021

1) Adcock's poetry is typically concerned with themes of place, human relationships and everyday activities, but frequently with a dark twist given to the mundane events she writes about.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 17 July 2020

Art multiplies itself. Art's whatever you choose to frame.............how truest! Congratulations on being chosen for so many times last 8 June and today. The 8 June 2019. A very keen observation on any landscape the poetess saw. Another museum? Then we can read another Masterpiece here. Any museum will do, the poetess does it! Her observational ability is true brilliant, that's why the poem reads like a Masterpiece.

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Dr Antony Theodore 17 July 2020

Now swing to the left, and take in plane-trees bobbled with seeds, and that brick building, and a red bus...Cut it off just there, by the lamp-post. Leave the scaffolding in a very fine poem. tony

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Glen Kappy 17 July 2020

i like this one! like the message. it makes me want to read more of her poems. -gk

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Ratnakar Mandlik 08 June 2020

Marvelous panorama presented by the mother nature wonderfully portrayed, A well deserving modern poem of the day.

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Kevin Patrick 08 June 2020

The last line quite succinctly sums the poem up nicely. Art really is the eye of the beholder.

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Mahtab Bangalee 08 June 2020

madly pure Pre-Raphaelite sky, perhaps, sheer blue apart from the white plumes rushing up it (today, that is, April. Another day would be different....beautiful poetic expression....great artistic poem an artistic mind lives not in a canvas merely, it needs a lot of experience to make thousands of it which whirling like the summer stormy wind in creative mind......10++

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