Monday, 16 July 2012

Day 25: 40 Love


Here's a poem that uses structure and subject matter in an ingenious way to get its theme across. Read it and see. From the witty and wisecracking Roger McGough.

40 - Love - Roger McGough

middle                           aged
couple                           playing
ten                                 nis
when                             the
game                             ends
and                                they
go                                  home
the                                 net
will                                still
be                                  be
tween                            them             


(from Selected Poems (2006, Penguin, London)

7 comments:

  1. Ok, gotta say it: LOVE this one! Really like the structure as well as the content. Very clever indeed. Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. I know, I love this one too Mary. Totally cool! Roger Mc Gough writes fantastically clever poems - you should check him out!

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  3. Huh, this one is great. Sad but great.

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  4. Beautiful shit!

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  5. Isn't this poem written by ee cummings????!!!!

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    1. Eh no, Roger McGough, like it says. This is clearly not ee Cummings style...

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  6. I really love this poem. I think it is the most impressive poem I've ever read. I am actually looking for another similar poem for analysis. Do you have any good recommendations? Thanks a lot!!

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