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(20 July 1926 – 25 October 2001 / Boston, Lincolnshire, England)

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  • ''At last now you can be
    What the old cannot recall
    And the young long for in dreams,
    Yet still include them all.''
    Elizabeth Jennings (b. 1926), British poet. "Accepted in Growing Pains," (1975).
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  • ''For me, poetry is always a search for order.''
    Elizabeth Jennings (b. 1926), British poet. As quoted in Contemporary Poets, 3rd ed., by James Vinson (1980).
  • ''Chastity faces them, a destination
    For which their whole lives were a preparation.''
    Elizabeth Jennings (b. 1926), British poet. One Flesh (l. 11-12). . . Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (1973) Oxford University Press.
  • ''Do they know they're old,
    These two who are my father and my mother
    Whose fire from which I came, has now grown cold?''
    Elizabeth Jennings (b. 1926), British poet. One Flesh (l. 16-18). . . Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse, The. Philip Larkin, ed. (1973) Oxford University Press.

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