21 January 2016

Poetry Thursday - Our Meetings by Andrew Waterman

Get the poster!*

As in the underground there’s no mistaking
the train’s approach – it pushes air ahead,
whirls paper, the line sings – a sort of dread
suffusing longing and my platform shaking
so it is before our every meeting
till you arrive – hear how my heart is beating.

Andrew Waterman writes of himself on his website: "Andrew Waterman was born in London in 1940. After six years of miscellaneous jobs (including bank clerk, kitchen porter and bookshop assistant) he read English at the University of Leicester, was a postgraduate student at Oxford (Worcester College) and thereafter taught literature at the University of Ulster from 1968 to 1997. He now lives in Norwich. He has one son, Rory. "


"To read 'Sparking Off: an Extended Interview with Andrew Waterman' by Rory Waterman, published online in the Summer 2010 issue of Able Muse, click here."

*The Poetry Society offers this as one of a set of six posters - details at poetrysociety.org.uk. The others in the set are:
William Blake from ‘Jerusalem’
Thom Gunn, ‘The Conversation of Old Men’
Grace Nichols, ‘Moment in a Peace March’
Francis Thompson, ‘At Lord’s’
R.P. Lister, ‘Buses on the Strand’

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