Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Great Regulars: Sidney Keyes was a few weeks old when

his mother died of peritonitis, and his father, Captain Reginald Keyes, returned with the child to his own father's house. SKK, commemorated in this week's poem "Elegy", was the poet's paternal grandfather, also named Sidney. The boy wrote the poem in July, 1938, when he was only 16.

from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: Elegy by Sidney Keyes


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