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'Death Of Harry Patch' by Andrew Motion

‘Death Of Harry Patch’

by Andrew Motion

“When the next morning eventually breaks,
a young Captain climbs onto the fire step,
knocks ash from his pipe then drops it… 41 more words


The Poet and the Physician

The Invention of Dr. Cake by Andrew Motion

You could fit what I know about Andrew Motion onto a postage stamp: ex-poet laureate, author of a chunky biog of Philip Larkin which lurks on my shelves waiting for the right moment to be read, and an erudite commentator on documentaries I watch! 839 more words

Spa Diary: Andrew Motion "Thrilled" To Bring First Yearling to Saratoga

On Saturday morning, Andrew Motion didn’t look like a man who hadn’t had much sleep over the last couple days. Two days earlier, he’d loaded a yearling filly onto a van and driven overnight to Saratoga from his Upperville, VA farm; three days before he’ll send his first horse through the auction ring here, he was chatting with prospective buyers and lauding his filly’s selling points. 70 more words

You will love these 10 writing tips from Andrew Motion

“Write for tomorrow, not for today.”

Hey Sparkle Writers. We have some great writing tips from Andrew Motion for you today. Andrew is a well-known and celebrated poet who has published seminal biographies of poets and been a leading champion of poetry in the contemporary world. 99 more words

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