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Another poem

From The World’s Wife by Carol Ann Duffy (1999): Mrs Darwin 7 April 1852 Went to the Zoo. I said to Him – Something about that Chimpanzee over there reminds me of you.

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National Poetry Day 2006

It’s today.  Accordingly, a poem Wild Oats Every day I see from my window pigeons, up on a roof ledge – the males are wobbling gyroscopes of lust. Last week a stranger joined them, a snowwhite pouting fantail, Mae West … Continue reading

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A note on politics

After some of the pronouncements of Mr Reid et al earlier in the week it seemed appropriate to remind people of Norman MacCaig’s poem “Smuggler”.  MacCaig had been a conscientious objector in the Second World War and worked as a … Continue reading

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