'Death of a Poet' by Charles Causley

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'Death of a Poet' by Charles Causley

Post by Nicola » Thu Sep 30, 2004 6:10 pm

Does anybody know which poet Causley is referring to in this poem?

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Re: 'Death of a Poet' by Charles Causley

Post by JaneW » Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:17 am

According to the notes in the Penguin anthology 'Worlds', it's about Louis MacNiece.

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Re: 'Death of a Poet' by Charles Causley

Post by Nash » Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:08 pm

That's interesting. I've got the poem in a Causley collection, I had no idea it was about MacNeice. I wonder if the 'parson boomed' line is referencing MacNeice's father making the 'walls resound'.

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Re: 'Death of a Poet' by Charles Causley

Post by Nash » Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:16 pm

.......and I just noticed that the original post is 10 years old :roll:

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