28 June 2018

Poetry Thursday - Mrs Icarus by Carol Ann Duffy

The Fall Of Icarus 1975 By Marc Chagall
The Fall of Icarus by Marc Chagall, 1975 (via)

Mrs Icarus

I'm not the first or the last
to stand on a hillock,
watching the man she married
prove to the world
he's a total, utter, absolute, Grade A pillock.

-- Carol Ann Duffy

When "The World's Wife" appeared in 1999 I bought several copies, which were well received as presents. The poems are of varying lengths; they don't get much shorter than Mrs Icarus, only Mrs Darwin, and for most, you need to turn they page.

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