May 1st, 2009

breaking bad

UA Fanthorpe

Sorry to hear the poet UA Fanthorpe died a couple of days ago. She is an inspiration to me, as she didn't start writing poetry until she was slightly older than I am now. She's not exactly my kind of poet, but I wish she had been the first female Poet Laureate.

She's dry and funny.

Here's a link to poem called 'Not My Best Side' which is in three parts, told respectively by the Dragon, the Princess and St George.
It's hard for a girl to be sure if
She wants to be rescued. I mean, I quite
Took to the dragon. It's nice to be
Liked, if you know what I mean. He was
So nicely physical, with his claws
And lovely green skin, and that sexy tail,
And the way he looked at me,
He made me feel he was all ready to
Eat me. And any girl enjoys that.
So when this boy turned up, wearing machinery,
On a really dangerous horse, to be honest
I didn't much fancy him. I mean,
What was he like underneath the hardware?

Here's another about love.
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