'Translating the British, 2012' by Carol Ann Duffy

Discussion in 'Olympics 2012' started by Divisive Cotton, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. Divisive Cotton

    Divisive Cotton Now I just have my toy soldiers

    A gold medal or bronze?

     
  2. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    not her best, but I like the sentiment. She's been an excellent laureatte so far. :D
     
  3. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Awful. Just awful.
     
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  4. Random

    Random Ethnic nalgocrat

    "We sense new weather/We are on our marks. We are all in this together." Reactionary maudlin tripe, just as a laureatte is supposed to produce
     
  5. mrs quoad

    mrs quoad Well-Known Member

    If she won't post it on Meth's thread, I ain't critiquing it.
     
  6. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    She's done it again:

     
  7. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    urgh.
     
  8. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    I wonder if she isn't just taking the piss.
     
  9. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    it feels a bit like it. it's devoid of any kind of comment or opinion, and from a literary perspective it's extremely unsophisticated. if you told me it had been written by a precocious fourteen-year-old i'd have no problem believing you.
     
  10. sihhi

    sihhi John 3:30

    This gets trotted out every time someone liberal like Andrew Motion (fan of Bob Dylan) or
    John Betjeman (keen on environmental protection) becomes Poet Laureate, but it's not true.
     
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  11. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Still shit though.
     
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  12. killer b

    killer b No Hateration, No Holeration. in this Dancery

    another one for you Santino

    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/11/bedroom-tax-poet-laureate-carol-ann-duffy

    jesus.
     
  13. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Nowhere near as bad as her other contributions to the nation. Could have been a decent little satirical verse if one line wasn't nicked off Auden and the pay off wasn't so abysmal.
     
  14. Maurice Picarda

    Maurice Picarda Actually, might as well flounce.

    Gets away with it in Elveden context.
     

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