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Dailies 3/13/17: America, lobsters, the Afterlife, & something moving crabwise across the snow

Andrew Motion – Fog in Naskeag Harbor


When we had done our business with the lobster-man
choosing our dinner from dozens of creatures packed… 166 more words

'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