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A Short Analysis of Simon Armitage’s ‘Poem’

A reading of one of his best poems

Everything about ‘Poem’ by Simon Armitage is understated. It opens with a casual ‘And’ (‘And if it snowed’), as if merely a continuation of something already in progress. 845 more words

Literature

Weeklies

‘Independently Blue’

Julien Poirier

It’s easy to fly a flag when you live in a nice house
in a beautiful city.
Things have worked out nicely for you, 242 more words

காற்றைப் போற்றி ஒரு கவிதை

‘மாசுபட்ட காற்றைத் தூய்மையாக்கும் கவிதை’

கவிதை காற்றை எப்படித் தூய்மையாக்கும் என நீங்கள் குழம்புவது புரிகிறது. ஆனால் இது உண்மை. ஒரு கவிதை இங்கிலாந்தில் கிட்டத்தட்ட 2 டன் மாசினைச் சுத்தப்படுத்தியிருக்கிறது.

காற்றைத்தூய்மைப்படுத்தும் உலகின் முதல் வினை ஊக்கிக் கவிதை இங்கிலாந்திலுள்ள Sheffield பல்கலைக்கழகப் பேராசிரியர் சைமன் ஆர்மிடேஜ் அவர்களால் எழுதப்பட்டது. 12 more words

Translated Poems

Poetry for Performance

Brand New Ancients by Kate Tempest

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by the Gawain Poet, translated by Simon Armitage

This week I spent a couple of days in Lorne, a lovely town on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. 943 more words

Blog Posts

Everyday surrealism in Simon Armitage's Seeing Stars

There is something captivating about a book of poems that begins with a sperm whale explaining that he is “attracted to the policies of the Green Party on paper but once inside the voting booth my hand is guided by an unseen force”, who has a brother, Jeff, that “owns a camping and outdoor clothing shop in the Lake District” and who notes, simply, “I keep no pets.” 270 more words

Signpost Two (Updated!): 'Poem', Simon Armitage

(If you haven’t already, please see the ‘About’ section of this blog, which explains  the scope of my posts.)

Poetic form, I thought, was a cage that imprisoned  the natural sound of words. 759 more words

Poetry

Lew Watts | Interview

Kenneth P. Gurney. What got you started into poetry? What age?

Lew Watts. In many Welsh junior schools (ages 5-11), the day starts at Assembly with choral singing and the recital of a poem—I remember R.S. 1,317 more words

Interviews