Thursday, January 12, 2012

Not lost, simply for a time mislaid

And suddenly this surprising earth,
No longer clouded, was known again,
And all you had thought lost you found
Was simply for a time mislaid.

(from a poem by Brian Patten b.1946)


teegee said...

That poem, so like a classic but of your own generation, comes like a lovely gift. It is simply great.


Thanks Pat, it's only the last verse of a poem entitled 'You missed the sunflowers at their height'. The Liverpool poets Roger Macgough, Adrian Henri and Brian Patten did for poetry what the Beatles did for music. The Penguin anthology was the biggest selling volume of poetry for years. I'll mail the whole 12 lines to you and why i posted it.