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Can I Come Too?

We came across this book at a recent family trip to the library, and it instantly caught my eye as the title, “Can I Come Too?” is proving to be a recurring refrain in our house these days.   387 more words

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I Hazard A Poem

A few weeks ago I brashly proclaimed to a literary friend that it’s been a very long time since I found any poetry that resonated me, and I had therefore written off all of it. 201 more words


Brian Patten & Friends - Vanishing Trick

LP, Tangent, 1976

Ostensibly a limited-appeal record, of the Liverpool poet reading his often wry and poignant verse over an occasional musical backing… turns out to be a veritable who’s who of the great and good of the 1970s UK folk scene. 154 more words


A most extraordinary pain mingles with the small routines: five poems by Brian Patten

Sometimes It Happens

And sometimes it happens that you are friends and then
You are not friends,
And friendship has passed.
And whole days are lost and among them… 924 more words