Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Little Something For Poetry Month

It's poetry month in America, or anywhere in the world if you're on the internet.

Last weekend I caught part of a radio programme (Poetica on Radio National) which was favourite love poems chosen by all kinds of different people. It set me wondering what is my favourite love poem? There was something half remembered about a tablecloth!! So I went rummaging through my poetry books and re-discovered this - On The Table by Andrew Motion (please do hop across for a minute and read it).

I like that it's about love after being together in a couple for a long time. I like the conversational voice in the first verse as if he's trying to justify going out and making the rash purchase of a loud patterned tablecloth. And I can completely relate to being so attached to a piece of clothing - to it symbolising something personal - I had a painting skirt at Uni, and even 25 years later I constantly find myself buying red paisley anything, to replace the one that is long gone long ago worn out.

I'd love to hear about your favourite poem, or if you've been doing anything for poetry month.

4 comments:

  1. Nice blog. I'm on a bit of a mission to get my favorite classic poem up in to my top ten posts so it shows on the sidebar. So it would be great if you would have a look. Ozymandias

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    1. Hi Carole, many thanks for taking a look, I'm hopping over to your blog now!

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  2. I often stop by and read your thoughtful blog....funnily enough, mostly on a Friday, as the working week comes to a close. Andrew Motion's poem is now firmly added to one of my many favourites, thanks for the post.

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    1. Hi Veronica, thanks so much for taking time to leave a comment, it's lovely to know you're out there!! Glad you enjoyed the poem. Best wishes

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