Outside Cambridge, England, is a charming but not overly quaint village called Grantchester famous for its association with an early 20th-century English poet. For him, the village was a place of "peace and holy quiet," of which once, from abroad, he asked, ". . . yet stands the Church clock at ten to three?/ And is there honey still for tea?" Four decades later an American poet walked Grantchester's meadows and was charmed by their beauty, writing, "In air/ Stilled, silvered as water in a glass/ Nothing is big or far./ The small shrew chitters from its wilderness of grassheads and is heard." Name these two poets.
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Answer to Book Bag #574: Alexander W. Kinglake (1809-1891) spent 31 years writing "The Invasion of the Crimea."
Winner: Bonnie Jo Dopp, Takoma Park.