Tony Harrison
Long Distance Ii by Tony Harrison

Long Distance Ii by Tony Harrison

Though my mother was already two years deadDad kept her slippers warming by the gas,put hot water bottles her side of the bedand still went to renew her transport pass.You ...

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Heredity by Tony Harrison

Heredity by Tony Harrison

How you became a poet's a mystery!Wherever did you get your talent from?I say: I had two uncles, Joe and Harry-one was a stammerer, the other dumb.Submitted by Scott Dagostino

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Marked With D. by Tony Harrison

Marked With D. by Tony Harrison

When the chilled dough of his flesh went in an ovennot unlike those he fuelled all his life, I thought of his cataracts ablaze with Heavenand radiant with the sight of his dead ...

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National Trust by Tony Harrison

National Trust by Tony Harrison

Bottomless pits. There's on in Castleton, and stout upholders of our law and orderone day thought its depth worth wagering onand borrowed a convict hush-hush from his warderand ...

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Turns by Tony Harrison

Turns by Tony Harrison

I thought it made me look more 'working class'(as if a bit of chequered cloth could bridge that gap!) I did a turn in it before the glass.My mother said: It suits you, your dad's ...

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Long Distance I by Tony Harrison

Long Distance I by Tony Harrison

Your bed's got two wrong sides. You life's all grouse.I let your phone-call take its dismal course: Ah can't stand it no more, this empty house! Carrots choke us wi'out your ...

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