Geoffrey Hill Poems
- September Song born 19.6.32 - deported 24.9.42 Undesirable...
- In Memory Of Jane Fraser When snow like sheep lay in the ...
- Tenebrae Requite this angel whose flushed and thirsting ...
- The Triumph Of Love Sun-blazed, over Romsley, a livid ...
- Funeral Music Processionals in the exemplary cave, ...
- Ovid In The Third Reich I love my work and my children. God ...
- Mercian Hymns King of the perennial holly-groves, the riven ...
Sir Geoffrey William Hill is an English poet, professor emeritus of English literature and religion, and former co-director of the Editorial Institute, at Boston University. Hill has been considered to be among the most distinguished poets of his generation. In June 2010 he was elected Professor of Poetry in the University of Oxford.
Geoffrey Hill was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England, in 1932. When he was six, his family moved to nearby Fairfield in Worcestershire, where he attended the local primary school, then the grammar school in Bromsgrove. "As an only child, he developed the habit of going for long walks alone, as an adolescent ... more »
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born 19.6.32 - deported 24.9.42
Undesirable you may have been, untouchable
you were not. Not forgotten
or passed over at the proper time.
As estimated, you died. Things marched,
sufficient, to that end.
Just so much Zyklon and leather, patented
terror, so many routine cries.
(I have made
an elegy for myself it
September fattens on vines. Roses
flake from the wall. The smoke
of harmless fires drifts to my eyes.
This is plenty. This is more than enough.