Caroline Bird Poems
- PLAYING AT FAMILIES When you can pick up your mother in ...
- WILD FLOWERS I will be sober on my wedding day, my eggs ...
- VIRGIN If I was a virgin I could streak across your ...
- A LOVE SONG Long before we tie the knot, Divorce moves in. ...
- MYSTERY TEARS A poem about hysteria You could order them ...
- THE DRY WELL In the dry light of morning, I return to the ...
- Megan Married Herself She arrived at the country mansion in a...
Caroline Bird (born 1986) is a British poet, playwright and author.
Bird was born in 1986. She grew up in Leeds and attended the Steiner School in York and the Lady Eleanor Holles School before moving to London in 2001. She studied English Literature at Oxford University and was president of the Oxford Poetry Society. She has given poetry readings at The Royal Festival Hall (with ... more »
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''Femininity appears to be one of those pivotal qualities that is so important no one can define it.''Caroline Bird (b. 1915), U.S. author, social commentator. Born Female, ch. 11 (1968).
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Megan Married Herself
She arrived at the country mansion in a silver limousine.
She'd sent out invitations and everything:
her name written twice with "&" in the middle,
the calligraphy of coupling.
She strode down the aisle to "At Last" by Etta James,
faced the celebrant like a keen soldier reporting for duty,
her voice shaky yet sure. I do. I do.
"You may now kiss the mirror." Applause. Confetti.
Every single one of the hundred and forty guests
deemed the service "unimprovable."
Especially the vows. So "from the heart."