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M Sweeney by Timothy Ades

eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee These jests never preceded ‘The Excellent Wessex Event’: they weren’t needed. Per: Messer M. SWEENEY LE CHEF DE CET ÉVÉNEMENT. * French Verse: . . . Sweeney entre les merles (See Mr T.S.E.’s “The Seven Septets.”) . . . … Continue reading

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The Excellent Wessex Event by Timothy Adès

Based on the 1967 Film ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ and a Betjeman Heroine Winner of the Flamingofeather Long Poem Prize, 2013, published in Long Poem Magazine, 2014, with an Apparatus Criticus: “… a breathtaking, single–vowelled tour de force: ‘She … Continue reading

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Lipograms from Stratford–on–Avon by Timothy Adès

by a glorious Bard Let’s see whether he needed the letter e XVIII Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Comparing you with a day possibly in July or August I’ll put … Continue reading

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John Masefield (1878-1967): Big Pond Quinsy

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Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953): Tarantella – Lipogram

Translated by Timothy Adès

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A E Housman (1859-1936) – Uricon

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Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891): Vocalisations

Voyelles without using “e” Rimbaud perceives the vowels as having colours! Some people perceive musical notes, or musical instruments, in that way: the technical term is synesthesia. These variations were added in 2020 in a blog written for the Rimbaud … Continue reading

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Stéphane Mallarmé (1842-1898): Sailor's Wind

Brise Marine without using “e” Translation: Copyright © Timothy Adès

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Lipograms – Thomas Hardy (1840-1928): The Caged Goldfinch

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Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867): Chill Out, My Sorrow

Recueillement without using “e” Translation: Copyright © Timothy Adès

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