Fleur Adcock

Rookie (1934 / Auckland)

Fleur Adcock Poems

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

Comments about Fleur Adcock

  • Anonymous (1/23/2019 9:31:00 AM)

    Another poem that she wrote is For a five-year-old. its a great poem

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  • Gareth Thompson (1/4/2019 3:09:00 PM)

    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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Best Poem of Fleur Adcock

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,
and at the time had little cause to adopt
with the London sparrow in extinction;
but now three are cheeping in my lilacs.

The other word I learned from Basil Bunting
he spoke aloud, the last time I met him:
‘bleb', meaning condom - as used, he said
(to his severe disapprobation)
by 12-year-old girls on the Tyne & Wear
housing estate where we were calling on him.
I think they asked him if he...

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