Simon Armitage

(26 May 1963 / Marsden, West Yorkshire)

The Hard - Poem by Simon Armitage

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

........................
........................
read full text »


Comments about The Hard by Simon Armitage

  • Drtony Brahmin (4/17/2019 2:54:00 AM)

    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
    (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Practicing Poetess (2/11/2018 10:21:00 PM)

    I like the staring eyeballs of the bird-hides.
    Mister Armitage, you thought of everything!
    (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Susan Williams (2/11/2018 5:36:00 PM)

    I defer to Glen and Martin's illuminating comments below. Their examination of this poem yields well-thought out ideas (Report)Reply

    (2/11/2018 6:22:00 PM)

    Th8s is wonderful.

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Glen Kappy (2/11/2018 8:29:00 AM)

    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 (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/11/2018 4:19:00 AM)

    The bay by the dam-wall! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/11/2018 1:45:00 AM)

    Simon, such a great modern poem of the day... big congrats...10++++++ (Report)Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Martin O'Neill (2/19/2012 12:37:00 PM)

    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.
    (Report)Reply

    10 person liked.
    8 person did not like.







Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. Television
    Roald Dahl
  10. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
[Report Error]