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Friday, February 25, 2011
Back to the year of learning poems
and the first poem to be learnt is Sarah Lindsay's wonderful 'Olduvai Gorge Thorn Tree'. Memorising made me realise how simple the langauge was - but how effective in its simplicity. There's such a wonderful dreamlike quality to this poem but there's also that lovely sense of story-urgency. I get a real rush when I come across poems like this that lead me into a new direction in writing.