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Poems I'd like to have written

This collection, begun in 2012, is just what it says it is. I have avoided very well-known poems which I admire which are already widely published. 

The poems here are mostly still in copyright and are re-published from elsewhere without permission from the rights holders. Publication here is not for profit but simply out of appreciation and I will of course remove any poem or add an appropriate copyright notice or link if asked.

Romanesque Arches (by Tomas Transtrmer)
The Ikons (by James K Baxter)

Let it go (by William Empson)  
Geriatric (by R S Thomas)
Criminal Tendencies (by Mike Bartholomew-Biggs)
Return (by R S Thomas)
Soldier's Dream (by Wilfred Owen)
The Donkey (by G K Chesterton)
Meditation 1 (Edward Taylor)