06 May 2009

THE WRITTEN WORD: Britain's First Female Poet Laureate

NOT AN ONION, she's presenting in this painting. More like a 4-leafed clover. Sorry I do not know the artist. Shot this image at Cherry Creek Arts Festival last year.

Britain, for the first time in the literary tradition’s 341 years, named a woman poet laureate: Carol Ann Duffy.

“I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.”

– Carol Ann Duffy
“Valentine” from Duffy’s 2005 collection “Rapture”

(Excerpted in Sunday New York Times)


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