National Poetry Day

It’s National Poetry Day and this one, Atlas by U A Fanthorpe, would have to be one of my favourites.

 

Atlas by U A Fanthorpe

There is a kind of love called maintenance,
Which stores the WD40 and knows when to use it;

Which checks the insurance, and doesn’t forget
The milkman; which remembers to plant bulbs;

Which answers letters; which knows the way
The money goes, which deals with dentists

And Road Fund Tax and meeting trains,
And postcards to the lonely; which upholds

The permanently rickety elaborate
Structures of living; which is Atlas.

And maintenance is the sensible side of love,
Which knows what time and weather are doing
To my brickwork; insulates my faulty wiring;
Laughs at my dryrotten jokes; remembers
My need for gloss and grouting; which keeps
My suspect edifice upright in the air,
As Atlas did the sky.

 

9 Comments on National Poetry Day

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    October 3, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Love it – so true!

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    Thanks for popping over, Karen!
    Glad you like it too. Simple, but effective.

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