Thursday, 11 November 2010

Today in poetry

Former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion reads his Armistice Day poem 'The Death of Harry Patch' here.

(This link may not work outside Europe. You can read about Harry Patch, last survivor of the trenches, who died last year aged 111, here.)

4 comments:

Dragonfly Dreams said...

A very powerful vision in such meloncholy words. Thanks Rachel (and thank goodness I was able to listen to it via your link in Colorado)!

Isabelle said...

I like that. I discussed a published interview with HP in my research skills class the shortly before HP died. It was very moving, as is the poem.

BumbleVee said...

Wow.... what a life he lived... so long.... and how strange that he was 111 years and one month, one week and one day....

"Sunshine" said...

Thank you, it came through just fine, even in the USA...

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