Tuesday, 29 November 2016

To articulate what is past does not mean to recognise 'how it really was'. It means to take control of a memory, as it flashes in a moment of danger.

- Walter Benjamin, 'On the Concept of History'
Sandeep Parmar recording at The Poetry Archive

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Now Cod fishing
In the winter time
Is very cold work.
In a Crabboat
I have known times
When it has been blowing
And snowing and freezing
And all the time my Father
Has been rowing the Boat
Up to the lines.

John Craske