John Clare - English Poet ❤

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Planning on having a lazy Sunday? Here's the perfect John Clare poem to relax with: #CalmDay

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Planning on having a lazy Sunday? Here's the perfect John Clare poem to relax…

.♥. The Shepherd's Calendar by John Clare 1827

The Shepherd's Calendar by John Clare 1827

"I found the poems in the fields and only wrote them down." - John Clare

Find ideas on how to create a poetry garden, with inspiration from John Clare, John Keats, Alfred Lord Tennyson and Emily Dickinson.

John Clare Cottage  Widely regarded as one of the greatest of the English poets, John Clare lived in the village for his first forty years from 1793 until 1832.  http://www.clarecottage.org/

Clare Cottage – find out more about John Clare’s life

John Clare's name carved under small Lolham Bridge.

John Clare's name carved under small Lolham Bridge.

The poet John Clare is celebrated each year by a commemorative custom whereby flower garlands known as cushions are placed around the poets grave at Helpston church near Peterborough. Local schoolchildren place the cushions and read their own poetic compositions, followed by singing and prayers. The custom is part of an annual John Clare Festival celebrating the poets life and work.

The poet John Clare is celebrated each year by a commemorative custom whereby…

Poetry - An English Romantic like Wordsworth known as the peasant poet who sings of the folk love and knowledge of nature. From 'Sabbath Bells - I've often on a Sabbath day Where pastoral quiet dwells Lay down among the new mown hay To listen distant bells That beautifully flung the sound Upon the quiet wind While beans in blossom breathed around A fragrance o'er the mind... '

Selected Poems by John Clare - An English Romantic known as the a peasant poet who sings of the folk love and knowledge of nature.

Clare’s Cottage in Helpston, pictured in the early 1900s

Clare’s Cottage in Helpston, pictured in the early

At Helpston: Meetings with John Clare by Ronald Blythe,

At Helpston: Meetings with John Clare by Ronald Blythe,

Midsummer cushions around the grave of poet John Clare

Midsummer cushions around the grave of English poet John Clare

Biography of poet John Clare; excellent insight into his life and work.

Biography of poet John Clare; excellent insight into his life and work.

Shepherd's Calendar: Amazon.co.uk: John Clare: 9781857548914: Books

Shepherd's Calendar: Amazon.co.uk: John Clare: 9781857548914: Books

John Clare's House, Clare (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) English poet. Helpston, Peterborough by Dennis Smith on 500px

John Clare's House, Clare July 1793 – 20 May English poet. Helpston, Peterborough by Dennis Smith on

John Clare's poems of peasant life should not be dismissed as naive and unliterary, says Adam Foulds

Adam Foulds on the poems of John Clare

John Clare's poems of peasant life should not be dismissed as naive and unliterary, says Adam Foulds

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