Poems and Politics - Causa Belli Andrew Motion

Congratulations to Carol Ann Duffy on becoming the first Scottish and first female Poet Laureate.

Here is outgoing Laureate Andrew Motion's controversial poem about the Iraq War;

Causa Belli - Andrew Motion

They read good books, and quote, but never learn

a language other than the scream of rocket-burn.

Our straighter talk is drowned but ironclad:

elections, money, empire, oil and Dad.

If I can find a copy I will post Carol Ann's even more controversial Education for Leisure latter on.

1 comment:

  1. The English really have become quite shit at poetry. Bring back Laurie Lee, I say.