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A FRIEND REVISITED

A subscriber poet pays tribute to an old friend in a poem highlighted by Alison Chisholm

POETRY WORKSHOP

There’s something very satisfying about a work of literature inspiring another by a different author. Christopher Marlowe’s 1599 poem The Passionate Shepherd to his Love led to Sir Walter Raleigh’s 1600 response The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd. Carol Ann Duffy’s collection The Worlds Wife includes poems based on the Bible (Queen Herod), Marlowe’s play (Mrs Faust), Homer’s Odyssey (Penelope), and many other examples.

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