Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: [Patrick Wakeling] was a literary and

philosophical man, and we were often tempted to try to find clues about his professional life in academic books, but it was in poetry, which he wrote and published throughout his life, that his true take on the world was revealed.

In the poem The Day the School Burned Down, he is standing next to a policeman surveying the ruins of the building: "The policeman said he was appalled. I said nothing, but saw that schools could actually be destroyed."

from The Guardian: Patrick Wakeling obituary


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