Friday, May 15, 2015

Poem for the Weekend: Carol Ann Duffy

In 2009, Carol Ann Duffy accepted the post of Scotland's Poet Laureate, making her the first female Poet Laureate in the role's 400 year history. Information about her writing and life can be found here. She is best known for her love poems, which are often in the form of monologues, such as this one.
by Carol Ann Duffy
In the end,
it was nothing more
than the toy boat of a boy
on the local park’s lake,
where I walked with you.

But I knelt down
to watch it arrive,
its white sail shy
with amber light,
the late sun
bronzing the wave
that lifted it up,

my ship coming in
with its cargo of joy.


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"As soon as we express something, we devalue it strangely. We believe ourselves to have dived down into the depths of the abyss, and when we once again reach the surface, the drops of water on our pale fingertips no longer resemble the ocean from which they came...Nevertheless, the treasure shimmers in the darkness unchanged." ---Franz Kafka