I know I’m a bit late but there’s just time (half an hour!) to tell you that today’s National Poetry Day and this year’s theme is ‘Stars’ (of any kind). There’s loads of information on the official website about events taking place and ideas for ‘stars’ poems, if you fancy putting pen to paper.
One of my favourite poets is Brian Patten.
I went to see him at Warwick Words a few years ago and he read ‘The Armada’, which is one of his poems that makes me blub… and I sat there, in the middle of the audience, with big fat tears rolling down my face. Embarassing.
It just gets me, right there in the solar plexus (whatever or wherever that is. I’ve just always wanted to use that expression! And now I have).
If you’d like to read and hear the poem, click on here (I recommend that you do both – you really have to hear Brian Patten read it because his beautiful Scouse accent makes it all the more poignant).
Who are your favourite poets? (And poems?) Feel free to share….!