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YOUR PARIS

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Face ¬†swap with Ted Hughes (via Jonathan Bates’s biography).

CROWS


When a duo becomes a murder.

TODAY

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Today

up Wessenden the goblinesque
laughter of a grouse rang
out across the moors
through rufous
bracken
then echoed &
reechoed off the slate
of the wind-wracked fells
up there ‘where snipe work late’

TOP 5 BREAK-UP POEMS

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Top 5 Break-up Poems

Last night I watched
High Fidelity again
and the lead bloke
is still a prize knob
but anyhow here’s
a list of my top five
break-up poems :

1. ‘I can write the saddest verses’ by Pablo Neruda
2. ‘Stag’s Leap’ by Sharon Olds
3. ‘Epiphany’ by Ted Hughes
4. ‘Sleeping Keys’ by Jean Sprackland
5. ‘One Art’ by Elizabeth Bishop

WE’RE ALL SQUARE IN THE RECTANGLE

photo: jamesmellor

photo: jamesmellor

Hawk-Eye challenges can often be the turning point in a tennis match.

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We’re All Square in the Rectangle

Djokovic mishits a backhand
into the tramlines Murray’s all
pursed lips and clenched fist in super
slow-motion hold on Djokovic
is challenging the call on the
right hand service line ball was called
good Hawk-Eye quotes Hughes verbatim:
I am going to keep things like this