Fleur Adcock

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Kareen Fleur Adcock (known as Fleur Adcock) (born 10 February 1934) is a New Zealand poet and editor, of English and Northern Irish ancestry, who has lived much of her life in England.

Adcock was born in Auckland, but spent the years between 1939 and 1947 in the UK. Her sister is the novelist Marilyn Duckworth. She studied Classics at the Victor ...
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1.
Happy Ending
After they had not made love
she pulled the sheet up over her eyes
until he was buttoning his shirt:
not shyness for their bodies- those
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2.
Leaving the Tate
Coming out with your clutch of postcards
in a Tate gallery bag and another clutch
of images packed into your head you pause
on the steps to look across the river
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3.
Mrs Baldwin
And then there's the one about the old woman
who very apologetically asks the way
to Church Lane, adding 'I ought to know:
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4.
Spuggies
The spuggies are back -
a word I lifted from Basil Bunting
and was never entirely sure how to pronounce,
having only seen it in print, in Briggflatts,
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5.
The Man Who X-Rayed An Orange
Viewed from the top, he said, it was like a wheel,
the paper-thin spokes raying out from the hub
to the half-transparent circumference of rind,
with small dark ellipses suspended between.
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11 November 2014
Poetry is a search for ways of communication; it must be conducted with openness, flexibility, and a constant readiness to listen.

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Anonymous 23 January 2019
Another poem that she wrote is For a five-year-old. its a great poem
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Gareth Thompson 04 January 2019
Replying to Nanci Lagarenne - the poem is actually by Nina Borgin called Initiation II. https: //slowmuse.wordpress.com/tag/nina-bogin/
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Annie Thanjan 07 October 2006
Read a fantastic poem by Fleur Adcock: Knife-play. The first reading is interesting but by the time you have read it a few times it grips you with a subtle charm.
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Annie Thanjan 07 October 2006
Read a fantastic poem by Fleur Adcock: Knife-play. The first reading is interesting but by the time you have read it a few times it grips you with a subtle charm.
9 5 Reply

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