Simon Armitage

(26 May 1963 / Marsden, West Yorkshire)

I Say I Say I Say - Poem by Simon Armitage

Anyone here had a go at themselves
for a laugh? Anyone opened their wrists
with a blade in the bath? Those in the dark
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Comments about I Say I Say I Say by Simon Armitage

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/10/2018 12:17:00 PM)

    For a laugh! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

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  • Glen Kappy (1/10/2018 7:23:00 AM)

    But Ithink, a little love can go a long long way. One thing I take away from this poem is that one can find almost anything in poetry. -GK (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2018 3:17:00 AM)

    Yes while picking berries from the wood of life we may stumble upon wild and unkempt path covered over with briars and brambles that may sting or heal for the sake of a little love that goes...........very insightful and penetrating indeed........thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/10/2018 2:38:00 AM)

    Such a brilliant poem by Simon Armitage👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (6/18/2017 12:22:00 AM)

    Amazing poem with an insightful narrative and a message- 'a little love goes a long long long way'. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (2/24/2016 4:02:00 PM)

    Nice poem (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/2/2016 12:37:00 PM)

    when those at the back rush forward to say
    how a little love goes a long long long way.
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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (12/11/2014 9:03:00 AM)

    nice piece of work - well crafted thank you for share (Report) Reply

  • Soul Watcher (12/11/2014 5:43:00 AM)

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  • K.c. Ford (12/11/2014 2:44:00 AM)

    A good idea, but expressing a weak and insipid poem, as is the rest of Simon Armitages work. He's fashionable and the best of this barren period, but not one poem will out live his death. (Report) Reply

    (12/3/2017 7:54:00 AM)

    I've had a rethink. You might be right because poets spread it too thinly One whom i call 'the worst published poet in England has NINE books of his stuff. It could be trimmed down to six or seven average odes

    (10/24/2017 6:16:00 AM)

    a poem's long life = quality? Mm! Take Kipling's If. mediocre. isn't it? Ah! but the simple stoic content appeals to many. Not me! it's almost not poetry but should be on the shelf with self help and therapeutic maxims. Bad example? well.. I'd prefer Pearl even should it die unknown

  • (12/11/2013 5:28:00 AM)

    Whoah This is spectacularly good
    Very deep, intense, dark in the spotlight...
    Feels unreal yet I know this is the reality of so many
    Ends almost like rap
    Nice flow
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  • Paul Brookes (12/11/2013 3:36:00 AM)

    Simon Armitage is a top British poet and one of my favourites and here he's done it again with the swiftness of the slashing razor and the precision of a scalpel. (Report) Reply

  • (4/6/2013 12:45:00 AM)

    I get it. Your words spoke to my heart. So I understood. If that's not the ultimate hope and sign of success for every poet's poem, then I don't know what is.

    As for the comment below, well... whatever. You've done a wonderful thing. And I thank you for it. ;)
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  • David Mclansky (12/11/2012 9:10:00 AM)

    Make not a virtue of suicide
    The pain of life is something to be borne,
    It can be blunted and desperately denied
    Even on the Cross when we're shorn of pride
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  • Justin Gonzalez (12/11/2012 4:12:00 AM)

    It's always a great feeling when the first poem you read from a poet you have never heard of before simply blows your mind. That is what just happened when I read this one. (Report) Reply

  • (8/18/2012 4:20:00 AM)

    This is amazing. I have to say, I teared up while reading it. Very powerful words. (Report) Reply

  • (12/4/2009 9:41:00 AM)

    Powerful. Very clever. (Report) Reply

  • (6/14/2007 3:03:00 PM)

    Very moving poem. Representing what Armitage does, providing alot of provocative thoughts in a very short coherent way. (Report) Reply

    Gillian M Hart (4/12/2017 3:49:00 PM)

    What does he do? Bully people?

  • (1/4/2005 1:01:00 PM)

    I think that this poem is brilliant. It really puts in perspective how different people see the world. It makes me think about how many people are suffering in silence? It places many different interpretations in my mind. I think this is my favourite peom by Simon, a truly moving piece. (Report) Reply

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