Thursday, 9 October 2008

National Poetry Day

It's National Poetry Day here in the UK, so I would like to share share this perceptive poem by one of my favourite poets, Roger McGough.

You and I
by Roger McGough

I explain quietly.
You hear me shouting.
You try a new tack.
I feel old wounds reopen.
You see both sides.
I see your blinkers.
I am placatory.
You sense a new selfishness.
I am a dove.
You recognize the hawk.
You offer an olive branch.
I feel the thorns.
You bleed.
I see crocodile tears.
I withdraw.
You reel from the impact.

3 comments:

  1. Hullo! Hehe! Cor! My Mummy waz born in Walderslade an remembers wen the woods stretched up towards Maidstone. She walked in them wen she waz littol. SHe remembers Mote PArk too. I like yor fotoes :@)

    It's good to heer yu liv wiv a Gillingham serpporter. Duzz this meen all yor Bears serpport Gills too? Wa-heyyy! It must be frantik on match days, bloo pants in a frolik evryware!

    I hope yu come bak an see my blog agen soon. It's allways good to meet a fellow Bear blogger, an a Bear dokter too! WOW!

    Nose hugs!

    Bob :@)

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  2. Wow, I think I need a language course in 'bearspeake'!

    Glad you enjoyed the photos b.t bear (esq.)!

    As for the Gills, I have to confess, there is only one supporter in this house and he isn't very furry. ;o)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Fab piccies! I am very jealous. I must take my camera out for fun instead of work!

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