Charles Causley Obit.s

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Charles Causley - Telegraph Obit.

"Charles Causley, who died on Tuesday aged 86, was among the most important British poets of his generation.... ..."

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"...he was known for much of his career not as a writer but as a primary school teacher (and deputy head). From this professional discipline the poet learnt how to put ideas into plain words, and often into traditional, even nursery-rhyme forms. Yet while every word may be clear, the content is sometimes inexplicably mysterious: perhaps an encounter with death, or a magic spell. As he said: ?The mere fact of a poem appearing simple in language and construction bears no relation whatsoever to the profundity of the ideas it may contain.? THE TIMES

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