Tony Harrison

(1937 - / Leeds / England)

Long Distance Ii - Poem by Tony Harrison

Though my mother was already two years dead
Dad kept her slippers warming by the gas,
put hot water bottles her side of the bed
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Comments about Long Distance Ii by Tony Harrison

  • Susan Williams Susan Williams (2/23/2016 4:07:00 PM)


    This poem is heart-wrenching- it just plain rips your guts out of your body and puts a torch to your heart. (Report) Reply

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  • Jasbir Chatterjee Jasbir Chatterjee (2/23/2016 1:04:00 AM)


    This poem is really wonderful and certainly deserves to be 'Poem of the day.' (Report) Reply

  • Josephine Collett (2/10/2012 2:02:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem Tony, speaks so eloquently of the permanence of the ones we love. (Report) Reply

  • David Coe (1/21/2012 8:01:00 AM)


    To all who read this poem: phone your parents and if you can't tell them you love
    them just let them know you're thinking of them.Believe me, they're a long time dead! (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kel (2/11/2009 12:44:00 PM)


    Beautiful. The ones we lose live on in our hearts ans mind. (Report) Reply

  • Charles M Moore Charles M Moore (3/14/2006 7:42:00 PM)


    Beautifuly written Tony, with great warmth and affection.Charlie. (Report) Reply

  • David Bedford (1/16/2006 10:48:00 AM)


    My brother died 3 years ago, and his wife, my sister-in-law, has been distraught. She has maintained his voice message on their telephone still, which has caused comment among the rest of the family and people who telephone her. This moving poem for the first time made me understand her desperate feelings of bereavement, and how she is clinging on. (Report) Reply








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