Saturday, 15 October 2011

Page 71 of 'Foreign Correspondence'.

The origin of this poem is a scene in Claude Renoir's (or do I mean Jean Renoir's? Anyway the son of the painter's) film about the First World War, 'La Grande Illusion'.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

The next, or rather previous, page of 'Foreign Correspondence'.

This is the one that won some huge prize - one of the few times I have actually been paid a decent sum for a poem.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Page 76 of 'Foreign Correspondence'.

The title is the English philosopher Fred Ramsay's comment on the last proposition of Wittgenstein's Tractatus.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

The penultimate page of 'Foreign Correspondence'.

The title, by the way, is from the last proposition of Wittgenstein's 'Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus'.
In full, in the usual rather pompous English translation, it is 'Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must remain silent'. Good advice for poets, many might say.