Journey Forth

6 February, 2010

How not to park your van!!

Filed under: Funny,Life,Random,Thoughts,Winter — by Karen @ 8:09 am

January 2010 – Clee Hill, Shropsire.

The postman seems to have mislaid his van!

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Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

Filed under: Life,Love,Poetry,Random,Thoughts — by Karen @ 7:42 am

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

Here.
It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring,
if you like.

Lethal.
Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.

Carol Ann Duffy

 

Carol Ann Duffy (born 23 December 1955 in Glasgow) is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at the Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain’s poet laureate in May 2009.

What a thought provocing poem!

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