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Poetry

Minutes ago, I was checking who the plenary speakers at IATEFL 2011 will be and came across Brian Patten and his poetry. My very first experience of his work was a totally randomic choice, and it seems it was a bull’s eye hit: I heard him read How long is a man’s life? and was struck by the truth in his words. A man may indeed live forever, as long as his ideas are remembered, as long as his name is mentioned, or the people who shared time with him think of him. It’s all a matter of lengths of time…

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