Don Paterson

(1963 - / Dundee / Scotland)

Don Paterson Poems

1. The Wreck 1/12/2018
2. Being 1/12/2018
3. The Rat 1/12/2018
4. Why do you stay up so late? 1/12/2018
5. The Dead 1/12/2018
6. The Thread 1/12/2018
7. Rain 1/12/2018
8. The Lie 1/12/2018
9. My Love 3/15/2012
10. Poetry 1/1/2004

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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Best Poem of Don Paterson


I love all films that start with rain:
rain, braiding a windowpane
or darkening a hung-out dress
or streaming down her upturned face;

one big thundering downpour
right through the empty script and score
before the act, before the blame,
before the lens pulls through the frame

to where the woman sits alone
beside a silent telephone
or the dress lies ruined on the grass
or the girl walks off the overpass,

and all things flow out from that source
along their fatal watercourse.
However bad or overlong
such a film can do no wrong,

so ...

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