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Author: ARMITAGE, SIMON
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Armitage, Simon    Poet's Biography
45 poems available by this author


ABOUT HIS PERSON       
First Line: Five pounds fifty in change, exactly
Last Line: That was everything


AT SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: It is not through weeping


BABY       
First Line: I think about the time
Last Line: The shadow of ourselves, and ourselves only


BASTARDS    Poem Text    
First Line: Those bastards in their mansion
Subject(s): Children - Illegitimate; Birth - Out Of Wedlock; Bastards


BASTARDS       
First Line: Those bastards in their mansion
Last Line: Me, I stick to the shadows, carry a gun
Subject(s): Children - Illegitimate


BUS TALK       
First Line: Of all the bloody cheek. How the hell would they feel


CHAPTER AND VERSE       
First Line: They were ushered along to the water's edge
Last Line: Here endeth the first lesson


CIVILIANS       
First Line: We signed the lease and knew we were landed


COLUMBA       
First Line: These x rays prove what we probably knew, my lady
Last Line: White, turning its head to this wavelength of light


CONVICTIONS       
First Line: No convictions--that's my one major fault
Last Line: But no cause, no cause


DRAWING THE ARCTIC CIRCLE       
First Line: The last blizzard softens into sleet
Last Line: But it has no warmth, no light, no colour


EIGHTIES, NINETIES       
First Line: Firstly, we worked in laughable conditions


FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS       
First Line: In the country, the county, the parish, the place
Last Line: This is as much as you know, as far as it goes


GOOSEBERRY SEASON    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Which reminds me. He appeared


GREAT BEAR       
First Line: Because of your own natural sense of detah
Last Line: And your eyeball, left in a beehive, gives off sweetness


IVORY    Poem Text    
First Line: No more mularkey, / no baloney. No more cuffuffle
Last Line: From the peanut gallery
Subject(s): Life Change Events


IVORY       
First Line: No more mularkey, %no baloney. No more cuffuffle
Last Line: And no remarks %from the peanut gallery
Subject(s): Life Change Events


LYNX       
First Line: All night, a presence outside int he gardens and grounds
Last Line: Eight beads of urine hardened into eight discolored pearls
Subject(s): Lynx


LYRA       
First Line: The old guitar with its broken neck, bowled over
Last Line: And my fingertips now are unfeeling, harder than thimbles


MILLET: THE GLEANERS       
First Line: No one's twisting her arm but there it is
Last Line: Of flattened grass where we laid the blanket


NIGHT SHIFT    Poem Text    
First Line: Once again I have missed you by moments
Last Line: Body-heat stowed in the crumpled duvet
Subject(s): Love


NIGHT SHIFT       
First Line: Once again I have missed you by moments
Last Line: Body-heat stowed in the crumpled duvet
Subject(s): Love


ON AN OWD PIKTCHA       
First Line: Int swelterin eet, mongst birds n tbeez
Last Line: Already green, ttree o tcross


ON MILES PLATTING STATION       
First Line: The stitchwort has done well for itself, clinging


POEM       
First Line: And if it snowed and snow covered the drive
Last Line: Sometimes he did this, sometimes he did that


SNOW JOKE       
First Line: Heard the one about the guy from heaton mersey?


SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE       
First Line: You met me to apologize, you were saying
Last Line: I keep those animated moments of you as %our catalogue of chances rushed and chances missed


SWINE       
First Line: Brung up with swine, I was
Last Line: Not skin, but rind


TEN PENCE STORY       
First Line: Out of the melting pot, into the mint


THE SHOUT    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: We went out
Subject(s): School


THE TWANG    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Well it was st. George's day in new york


TWO CLOCKS    Poem Text    
First Line: In the same bedroom we kept two small clocks
Last Line: Maybe these clocks are a poor example
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


TWO CLOCKS       
First Line: In the same bedroom we kept two small clocks
Last Line: Maybe these clocks are a poor example
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


VERY SIMPLY TOPPING UP THE BRAKE FLUID       
First Line: Yes, love, that's why the warning light comes on


WEEK AND A FORTNIGHT       
First Line: Tricked into life with a needle and knife
Last Line: The seven acts of mercy and the fourteen stations of the cross


WHOLE OF THE SKY: APUS       
First Line: In 1596, de houtman and keyser were taking the piss
Last Line: Without a bright star or a meteor shower to its name


WHOLE OF THE SKY: TAURUS       
First Line: So we tracked it down to where it was finally stood
Last Line: Through the sky's fields and the open gate of the sun


WHOLE OF THE SKY: THE FLYING FISH       
First Line: Blue-backed, silver-bellied, half-imagined things
Last Line: Wholeheartedly out of the sea at their own stars


WHOLE OF THE SKY: THE MARINER'S COMPASS       
First Line: Living alone, I'm sailing the world
Last Line: With another soul means disqualification


WHOLE OF THE SKY: THE PHOENIX       
First Line: Tvillage cuckoo wer caught one sprig
Last Line: Meanwahl, tbird wer nested in crahther's chimney


WHOLE OF THE SKY: URSA MINOR       
First Line: Arctic fox, arctic hare, arctic tern, polar bear
Last Line: Arctic skua, arctic hare, arctic fox, polar bear


WORK       
First Line: I'm dreaming of that work, man seated reading
Last Line: And bar and bolt the windows and the hatch


YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: Because you're classically trained
Subject(s): Beauty


ZOOM!    Poem Text    
First Line: It begins as a house, an end terrace
Subject(s): Books; Reading


ZOOM!       
First Line: It begins as a house, an end terrace
Last Line: It's just words %I assure them. But they will not have it