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RobMarland
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Post by RobMarland » June 18th, 2020, 4:06 pm

The Collected Poems of Lord Alfred Douglas (1870 - 1945).

This is a chronologically arranged collection of poems compiled by the author in his late 40s, after he had discarded the Uranian themes of his youth. Douglas was primarily a sonneteer, and this collection features shorter poems about love, hatred, nature, religion, death, and even the art of poetry itself. It does not include Two Loves, the poem made famous by Oscar Wilde’s defence of it in his 1895 trials. (Rob Marland)
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    Genres for the project: Poetry

    Keywords that describe the book: sonnets, victorian, 19th century, bosie

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Post by RobMarland » June 18th, 2020, 4:29 pm

I think I’ll start by claiming the Note, Wine of Summer, Jonquil and Fleur-de-Lys, and The Unspeakable Englishman.

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Post by pschempf » June 18th, 2020, 5:45 pm

Hi Rob -

Could I have Autumn Days, To Sleep and Ode to Autumn?
Fritz

"A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

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Post by alanmapstone » June 18th, 2020, 5:45 pm

Hi Rob
If you are taking pre claims may I read

Plainte Eternelle
The legend of Spinello ofArezzo
Rejected
Le Balcon
The city of the soul
A triad of the moon
The witch

Many thanks 😺 this may seem a lot to claim but they are all only 2 or 3 pages.
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Post by mightyfelix » June 18th, 2020, 6:02 pm

Looks like this is a popular choice already! I'll set it up for you.

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Post by RobMarland » June 19th, 2020, 12:24 am

Thanks, all! Claims registered.

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Post by silverquill » June 19th, 2020, 8:53 am

If I may read the following: 1,19,21,25,62
~Larry

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Post by RobMarland » June 19th, 2020, 1:02 pm

silverquill wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 8:53 am
If I may read the following: 1,19,21,25,62
Thanks, Larry!

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Post by cadastra » June 19th, 2020, 1:27 pm

May I DPL?

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Post by RobMarland » June 19th, 2020, 1:39 pm

cadastra wrote:
June 19th, 2020, 1:27 pm
May I DPL?
Yes, please! I'm happy to sort of split duties. Basically, if I am sat at my PC when a submission comes through and I have a moment, I might just go ahead and PL it. Sound OK?

If it was a project of long chapters there might be a risk of duplicating our work, but most of the poems are so short they can be listened to in a couple of mins.



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Post by vvocelli » June 20th, 2020, 5:31 am

Can I claim 5, 6, 7, 8, & 23 please?

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Post by RobMarland » June 20th, 2020, 5:35 am

vvocelli wrote:
June 20th, 2020, 5:31 am
Can I claim 5, 6, 7, 8, & 23 please?
Thanks! All yours.

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Post by ScholarOf0Importance » June 20th, 2020, 9:20 am

I'll start with 51, please! The Scholar of No Importance is a perfectly fine pseudonym (unless there's a character limit, in which case K.W. Moore is fine).

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