Fleur Adcock

Rookie (1934 / Auckland)

Fleur Adcock Poems

1. The Man Who X-Rayed An Orange 1/11/2016
2. At The Crossing 8/28/2017
3. Blow Flies 8/28/2017
4. Spuggies 8/28/2017
5. The Belly Dancer 8/28/2017
6. Bat Soup 8/28/2017
7. Robert Harington1558 8/28/2017
8. Leaving the Tate 11/26/2015
9. Mrs Baldwin 5/14/2015
10. Happy Ending 10/6/2004

Comments about Fleur Adcock

  • Nanci Lagarenne (8/22/2016 7:55:00 AM)

    Looking desperately for a Fleur Adcock poem about a woman at her door turning her key to her own home. I heard it recited by David Whyte and cannot find it. Can you help? Thank you, Nanci

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  • Annie Thanjan (10/7/2006 12:30:00 PM)

    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.

  • Annie Thanjan (10/7/2006 12:29:00 PM)

    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.

Best Poem of Fleur Adcock

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
they had willingly displayed- but a frail
endeavour to apologise.

Later, though, drawn together by
a distaste for such 'untidy ends'
they agreed to meet again; whereupon
they giggled, reminisced, held hands
as though what they had made was love-
and not that happier outcome- friends.

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