21 February 2019

Poetry Thursday - by William Carlos Williams, and Wendy Cope

Found in Junior Voices: the second book (1970)

To Be Closely Written on a Small Piece of
Paper Which Folded into a Tight Lozenge Will 
Fit Any Girl's Locket

Lo the leaves
Upon the new autumn grass -
Look at them well.!

-William Carlos Willliams (published as part of the poem sequence “Broken Windows” in the March 1919 issue of Poetry)


The way the title fits (or not?) with the poem brings to mind this poem from Wendy Cope's eponymous first collection (1986):

Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis

It was a dream I had last week
And some kind of record seemed vital.
I knew it wouldn't be much of a poem
But I love the title.

1 comment:

Celia Darbyshire said...

Thank you for reminding me about the excellent Junior Voices books, which I used when I was teaching. I'm not sure what happened to my copies, but I'm glad to say I’ve ordered replacements!