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Poetry Friday; Arundel Tomb – Philip Larkin

Yesterday was Philip Larkin’s birthday and so to celebrate one of my favourite poets, here is one of my favourite poems! An Arundel Tomb By Philip Larkin Side by side, their faces blurred, The earl and countess lie in stone, Their proper habits vaguely shown As jointed armour, stiffened pleat, And that faint hint of…

Poetry Friday; Marrog – RC Scriven

I remember reading this poem in primary school and totally loving the fab description! The Marrog My desk’s at the back of the class     And nobody, nobody knows         I’m a Morrog from Mars With a body of brass     And seventeen fingers and toes.   Wouldn’t they shriek if…

Poetry Friday; Sheep – C. Kenneth Burrow

This is just a beautiful poem about bedraggled sheep who get a glimpse of the sun! Sheep Huddled, rain-drenched, forlorn they stood, Their fleeces blown one way; The wet wind cried in solitude About the failing day. Leaves whirled below, aloft; the sky Sagged like a sodden shroud; No stir of life, no pleading cry,…

Poetry Friday; Firebird – Jean Kenward

There is nothing nicer than watching a real fire and the flames dance and fly up. The Firebird’   Fire – what lets you leap and spring, fluttering your golden wing in the soft and smoky air, sending sparkles everywhere?   Fire – what makes you as you are, sharing light with sun and star…

Poetry Friday; Snow Day – Billy Collins

I found this beautiful poem through a good friend – and it is perfect for today! Snow Day By Billy Collins Today we woke up to a revolution of snow, its white flag waving over everything, the landscape vanished, not a single mouse to punctuate the blankness, and beyond these windows the government buildings smothered,…