Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Great Regulars: "Burnt matches everywhere", "jam jars

soaking in water", a tea towel "slung like your signature/over the back of a chair" stir affectionate memories that threaten to overwhelm the recently separated in his struggle to create a new order. Does he cling to these heartbreaking traces of a wife's passage through the house? Or tidy her out of his life for good? It is, indeed, in the "bits and pieces" that we really see what is going on.

[by Hugo Williams]

Marital Visit

from The Times Literary Supplement: Poem of the Week: "Marital Visit"


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