Peter Redgrove

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The moment of conception (and his own in particular) is a mytheme to which Redgrove’s poetry frequently circles back. His penultimate posthumous collection, A Speaker For the Silver Goddess, features one of these in “Mystery Tale”:

Within the mother
           and the child
                       of awesome parents
Like possibilities unplumbed; She told me
           the vision she attended as I was conceived –
                           it was a feeling
That was all fragrance that w…
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Martiny, Erik. "Peter Redgrove". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 April 2006
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