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Do you know a poem called - What is Poetry?

Can anyone help me?

Whilst sorting out the books and papers in my mum’s flat, I found a poem tucked into an exercise book. It started with the line ‘What is Poetry?’ and this may be the title of the poem. 118 more words


Nor The Sun Its Selling Power - Brian Patten

They say her words were like balloons

with strings I could not hold,

that her love was something in a shop

cheap and far too quickly sold; … 32 more words


So Many Different Lengths Of Time - Brian Patten

How long does a man live after all?

A thousand days or only one?

One week or a few centuries?

How long does a man spend living or dying… 265 more words


The Innocence Of Any Flesh Sleeping - Brian Patten 

Sleeping beside you I dreamt

I woke beside you;

Waking beside you

I thought I was dreaming.
Have you ever slept beside an ocean?

Well yes, … 117 more words


Minister For Exams - Brian Patten

When I was a child I sat an exam.

This test was so simple

There was no way i could fail.
Q1. Describe the taste of the Moon. 165 more words


The Right Mask - Brian Patten

One night a poem came up to a poet

From now on, it said, you must wear a mask.

What kind of mask? asked the poet. 284 more words