Sharing this lovely poem by Clare Pollard on our Instagram world. It fits the Visual/Literate themes so nicely!
Just got back from a wonderful weekend at the Edinburgh Book Festival – after an early morning climb up Arthur’s Seat I caught sets from Catherine Smith (in the dark), Blake Morrison, Niall Campbell and the Homework crew, and managed to fit in a few pints with Tim Turnbull. I also got to take part in a fantastic Philip Larkin event – thank-you to Becky Fincham and Luke Wright of Bigmouth for inviting me. Here’s the poem I wrote for it, after Larkin’s ‘Lines on a Young Lady’s Photograph Album’
Lines on a Young Woman’s Instagram Feed
Last night I came upon your feed quite late.
Was looking for distraction, to strip-mine
some dirty chicken wings, finish the wine
already tasting of its ache:
I killed time with your little squares of time.
What full full days! Each moment is a pose —
the chair that’s been distressed, the knowing…
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