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Anne Barbara Ridler

(30 July 1912 – 15 October 2001 / Rugby, England)

Poems of Anne Barbara Ridler

1. A Dream Observed 4/20/2010
2. A Letter 3/20/2012
3. At Parting 1/3/2003
4. Autumn Day 3/20/2012
5. Before Sleep 4/20/2010
6. Bunhill’s Fields 4/20/2010
7. Collected Poems (1994) 3/20/2012
8. Edlesborough 3/20/2012
9. For A Child Expected 4/20/2010
10. Free Fall 3/20/2012
11. Nothing is Lost 3/20/2012
12. Poem For A Christmas Broadcast 4/20/2010
13. The Cranes 4/20/2010
14. The Spring Equinox 3/20/2012

For A Child Expected

Lovers whose lifted hands are candles in winter,
Whose gentle ways like streams in the easy summer,
Lying together
For secret setting of a child, love what they do,
Thinking they make that candle immortal, those streams
forever flow,
And yet do better than they know.

So the first flutter of a baby felt in the womb,

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