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Memorising poetry is an art of the heart | Christina Patterson

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Learn the great verse of the past, and it will be with you when you’re sad, joyful – or just jumping into a hot bath

“My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense.” This is what I thought when I couldn’t sleep on Saturday night and ended up listening to a podcast about the European Union referendum.

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A great poem works at many different levels. The more you read it – the more you live with it – the deeper you can go

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