Ursula Askham Fanthorpe
Ursula Askham Fanthorpe, CBE, FRSL (22 July 1929 – 28 April 2009) was an English poet. She published under the form U. A. Fanthorpe.
Born in south-east London, the daughter of a barrister, Fanthorpe was educated at St Catherine's School, Bramley in Surrey and at St Anne's College, Oxford, where she received a first-class degree in English language and literature, and subsequently taught... more »
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Not knowing even that we're on the way,
Until suddenly we're there. How shall we know?
There will be blackbirds, in a late March evening,
Blur of woodsmoke, whisky in grand glasses,
A poem of yours, waiting to be read, and one of mine;
A reflective bitch, a cat materialized
On a knee. All fears of present and future
Will be over, all guilts forgiven.
Maybe, heaven. Or maybe
We can get so far in this world. I'll believe we can.