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A poem by Gareth Writer-Davies

A poem by Gareth Writer-Davies

DEAD POETS (NOT DEAD ONLY RESTING )

 

poets can outlive being in the know
quite bored
with anapests and the new Camberwell school of metaphysics

the gift of how to break a line
small beer
in a world of automatic and cheap internet connections

and to read that Louis MacNeice died of a chill
recording a broadcast
in a cave

is a reminder that intellectualism
is no protection
against the common cold

looking through the poetry shelves
it’s revealing
who’s in and who’s out and who deserves better

no surprise that poets throw themselves from bridges
turn on the gas
or walk calmly into traffic

life’s an open wound to those who seek to understand it
I also read
that Bukowski had the body of an ox and skin like leather

maybe one shouldn’t think too hard
one still
has the chance to live a good chunk of life unremembered

A poem by Ceinwen Haydon

A poem by Ceinwen Haydon

A poem by Susan Richardson

A poem by Susan Richardson