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Simon Armitage

(26 May 1963 / Marsden, West Yorkshire)

Poems of Simon Armitage

1. About His Person 1/3/2003
2. At Sea 11/29/2011
3. Cataract Operation 1/3/2003
4. I Am Very Bothered 1/3/2003
5. I Say I Say I Say 1/3/2003
6. It Ain't What You Do, It's What It Does To You 1/3/2003
7. Poem 1/3/2003
8. The Golden Toddy 1/3/2003
9. The Hard 1/3/2003
10. The Jay 1/3/2003
11. The Tyre 1/3/2003

The Tyre

Just how it came to rest where it rested,
miles out, miles from the last farmhouse even,
was a fair question. Dropped by hurricane
or aeroplane perhaps for some reason,
put down as a cairn or marker, then lost.
Tractor-size, six or seven feet across,
it was sloughed, unconscious, warm to the touch,
its gashed, rhinoceros, sea-lion skin
nursing a gallon of rain in its gut.

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