Thursday, 3 October 2013
"Close My Eyes and I'm a Vessel": Water Poems for National Poetry Day
Snow Storm, JMW Turner, exhibited 1842. Tate Britain.
It is once again National Poetry Day in the UK, and this year's theme is 'Water'.
I wanted to share three of my favourite water-based poems: 'Diving Into the Wreck' by Adrienne Rich, 'The Sea Is History' by Derek Walcott, and 'Rivers Into Seas' by Lynda Hull. It may not come as a huge surprise to those who know me that all of these water-based poems are also sea-based.
DIVING INTO THE WRECK (Adrienne Rich)
THE SEA IS HISTORY (Derek Walcott)
RIVERS INTO SEAS (Lynda Hull)