Don Paterson

(1963 - / Dundee / Scotland)

Comments about Don Paterson

  • Bill Bruehl (5/18/2020 1:24:00 PM)

    The poem etitled Poetry resonates with an ineffable ringing truth applicable to the finest of all art. Thank you for the insight.

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  • Romilly Hagan (10/17/2012 5:25:00 AM)

    info required about poem (The Ferrymans Arms) by don paterson

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  • Nancy Caldwell (3/16/2012 5:21:00 PM)

    I just read a poem of his in the New Yorker. Wow!

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  • Jason Minihane (1/21/2009 5:24:00 PM)

    No comments on Mr Paterson? ! ? ! ? ! Read this mans aphorisms, he can say more in a couple ot sentences than most people can say in a lifetime of poetry. an inspiring poet and a true genius.

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My Love

It’s not the lover that we love, but love
itself, love as in nothing, as in O;
love is the lover’s coin, a coin of no country,
hence: the ring; hence: the moon—
no wonder that empty circle so often figures
in our intimate dark, our skin-trade,
that commerce so furious we often think
love’s something we share; but we’re always wrong.