Saturday, May 2, 2009

Carol Ann Duffy the new British Poet Laureate. I like poetry, but I never read much of it and I'd never heard of her before. So I did a Google search on her and found a poem of hers that I really like:


This is the word tightrope. Now imagine
a man, inching across it in the space
between our thoughts. He holds our breath.

There is no word net.

You want him to fall, don't you?
I guessed as much; he teeters but succeeds.
The word applause is written all over him.

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