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Today's poem is "Nativity"
from Songs of the Darkness

Enitharmon Press

Lawrence Sail has published eight books of poems, most recently The World Returning (Bloodaxe Books, 2002) and Building into Air (Bloodaxe Books, 1995). He has been chairman of the Arvon Foundation, a judge for the Whitbread Book of the Year and the Eric Gregory Awards, and director of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature. In 2004 he received a Cholmondely Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. In 2010 Enitharmon published Sail's Songs of the Darkness.

Other poems by Lawrence Sail in Verse Daily:
August 13, 2006:   "Syringa" " Cutely, with that ra-ra frill..."
April 9, 2003:  "Like Crossing a Room in the Dark" "Something enjoys the thought of a minor challenge..."

Books by Lawrence Sail:

Lawrence Sail according to Wikipedia.

About Songs of the Darkness:

"Lawrence Sailís poetry is beautifully pictorial, evocative and deeply thoughtful. He writes of the presence of God with us, light in our darkness. I am glad that this collection will help to support the education of children in Africa."
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu



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