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Wake Forest University Press

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Wake: Up to Poetry

"The act of poetry is a rebel act."

Poem of the Week featuring Louis MacNeice’s “To Posterity”


“To Posterity”

When books have all seized up like the books in graveyards
And reading and even speaking have been replaced
By other, less difficult, media, we wonder if you
Will find in flowers and fruit the same colour and taste
They held for us for whom they were framed in words,
And will your grass be green, your sky blue,
Or will your birds be always wingless birds?

By: Louis MacNeice

Wake Forest University Press published his Collected Poems in May 2013.

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  1. Lovely poem, and I like the illustration too. Thank you for posting and sharing it.


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