Roz’s Story: ‘Aubade’ & ‘Premonitions’ Thursday, 14 January 2010Posted by edincityoflit in Stories.
Tags: Carol Ann Duffy, Philip Larkin
I carry quite a few poems folded in the back of my little note book. Here are two – I love them both. ‘Aubade’ by Philip Larkin I suspect puts quite bluntly into words the greatest of all fears. It is stark and beautiful all at once. It reminds me that this is all we have, with no pretence at anything beyond.
I work all day, and get half-drunk at night.
Waking at four to soundless dark, I stare.
In time the curtain-edges will grow light.
‘Premonitions’, by Carol Ann Duffy is just amazing in it’s beauty, heart rending in it’s story and so cleverly written!
from ‘Premonitions’ by Carol Ann Duffy
How you talked! And how I listened,
spellbound, humbled, daughterly,
to your tall tales, your wise words
Thanks for letting me share them.