Annabel Lee

It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of ANNABEL LEE; And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to love and be loved by me. I was a child and she was a child,…

A poem about rain

  I subscribe to an e-newsletter from the Daily Rumpus http://therumpus.net and quite often receive personal emails from a man called Stephen Elliot. He’s got a great voice, and I love reading what he has to say, even though he tends to go off on some bizarre tangents. Anyway, he sent through some poems on the weekend,…

Men like Robert Graves

You might think I mean men who are famous for their intellect and works of literary genius, as Graves was, but, having just returned from a holiday in Deia, Majorca, which was Graves’s home for much of his life, I have a different kind of man in my mind, a man not unlike my father….