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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Mark Strand

Re-posting here in view of today's sad news. A great poet, a great writer. My 11 year old daughter loved him too; at a recent 'poetry day' at school she had to share a poem that she loved and I was both happy and proud that she chose 'Eating Poetry' a favourite of mine too.

"And there is the sleep that demands I lie down
and be fitted to the dark that comes upon me
like another skin in which I shall never be found,
out of which I shall never appear."

Sleep well, great man. 


http://biis-books.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/a-touch-of-poetry-mark-strand.html


http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/nov/30/mark-strand-poet-laureate-us-dies-aged-80