Friday, 1 May 2009

congrats to the lady of teh anthology

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 tearslike 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.

Congrats to Carol Ann Duffy,

"Carol Ann Duffy has been named Britain's poet laureate. Duffy, the first woman to hold the post in its 341-year history, is known for a wide and varied body of modern poetry."

She's also the first openly gay person to has this title. Also, this is a fab pic!


the happy snapper said...

i can't believe it's taken 341 years... :-\

mintspy said...

and may do again!