National Poetry Day

Today is National Poetry Day. I do like reading the odd poem now and then and I thought I’d share one that particularly touched me, from Marion Sharville, whose blog, A carrot in the toaster, I enjoy very much.

Round eyes gazing
over a grubby blanket;
grip on life;
comfort soft;
rock secure.

I also get a regular poetry fix from the James Nash Podcast. This month’s untitled sonnet on the subject of Autumn is a perfect evocation of this time of the year. I’d like to read more poets writing in French, do you know any?

By |2016-10-18T15:49:01+00:00October 8th, 2009|Culture|2 Comments

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I am Céline Graciet, a freelance English to French translator. Since 2003 I’ve been writing on all sorts of areas linked to translation and the life of a translator.


  1. James Ward October 9, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    One of my favourite poems is by Spike Milligan. It’s called Rain.
    There are holes in the sky,
    Where the rain gets in.
    They’re not very large,
    So the rain is thin.

  2. Linda Herbertson October 15, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Stumbled on this site by accident, don’t know if it is of interest, I find it intriguing, makes me want to read some of his poetry…

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