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national poetry day

Today is National Poetry Day and hence, a poem: After his death for Hugh McDiarmidIt turned outthat the bombs he had thrownraised buildings: that the acid he had sprayedhad painfully openedthe eyes of the blind. Fishermen hauledprizewinning fishfrom the water he … Continue reading

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Poetry corner – worst poem written in English?

A Tragedy by Theophile Marzials Death! Plop. The barges down in the river flop. Flop, plop, Above, beneath. From the slimy branches the grey drips drop… To the oozy waters, that lounge and flop… And my head shrieks – “Stop”And … Continue reading

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Obituary Writing the death noticeof a man who, in spite of being a politician,had been his friend, he listedthe compliments and flatteries customaryon these paper tombstones.  Naturally, having a sense of style,he kept the greatest compliment to the end –He failed to … Continue reading

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East Ayrshire provides the sick with a bibliotherapist (video file)Tom Leonard reads “This is the six o’clock news” (audio file)The Scottish election results will be counted electronically and experts predict disaster.Oh, and via dizzy news that her Majesty’s Customs and … Continue reading

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World Poetry Day

It’s World Poetry Day so a poem Neighbour by Norman MacCaig His car sits outside the house.It never goes anywhere.  Is ita pet? When he goes for his morning paperhe makes a perfect right-angleat the corner. What does he do at home? Sit at … Continue reading

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Wilfred Owen

On 8th November 1918 WIlfred Owen was buried, 4 days after he was killed, 3 days before the armistice.  The day after his death it was announced that Owen was to be promoted from Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant.  On 8th … Continue reading

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