Simon Armitage

Marsden, West Yorkshire
Simon Armitage
Marsden, West Yorkshire
Friday, January 3, 2003

The Hard Comments

Rating: 3.1
Here on the Hard, you're welcome to pull up and stay;
there's a flat fee of a quid for parking all day.

And wandering over the dunes, who wouldn't die

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COMMENTS
Natasha Hawkins 23 November 2020
learning in class, fallen asleep twice, no hard feelings
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Dr Antony Theodore 02 October 2020
Stranger, the ticket you bought for a pound stays locked in the car, like a butterfly trapped under glass; stamped with the time, it tells us how taken you are, how carried away by now, how deep and how far. a very good poem. tony
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Keith Brown 06 May 2020
Making the ordinary extraordinary, works better out loud nice poem
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Dr Antony Theodore 17 April 2020
stamped with the time, it tells us how taken you are, how carried away by now, how deep and how far. a fine poem indeed. tony
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Dr Antony Theodore 17 April 2019
The vast, weather-washed, cornerless state of our mind begins on the Hard; the Crown lays claim to the shore.. a very fine poem dear poet. tony
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Practicing Poetess 11 February 2018
I like the staring eyeballs of the bird-hides. Mister Armitage, you thought of everything!
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Susan Williams 11 February 2018
I defer to Glen and Martin's illuminating comments below. Their examination of this poem yields well-thought out ideas
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The Crow 11 February 2018
Th8s is wonderful.
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Glen Kappy 11 February 2018
I wondered where this was going till the last four lines. The ticket in the locked car like a butterfly under glass is a cool image. And the last two lines... ah! I see. -GK
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Edward Kofi Louis 11 February 2018
The bay by the dam-wall! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 11 February 2018
Simon, such a great modern poem of the day... big congrats...10++++++
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Martin O'Neill 19 February 2012
You have the eye of the poet that sees the ticket in the car and the world shifts and another eye opens..... This is my kind of poetry.
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