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I'm not a Poet - I really know it.
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Apparently TS Eliot has been named as the UK's favorite poet.

I assume Rudyard Kipling's 'If' remains the UKs favorite poem.

My favorite poet is WB Yeats.

Though you might not glean this from my bodly spilled ramblings (I know I don't take this blog malarkey that seriously) I quite like poetry and often have a very heavily thumbed book of Yeats work to hand.

Like the rest of the country 'If' is one of my favorite poems, but so is Yeat's 'An Irish Airman foresees his Death', 'The Curlew' and the wonderful 'To a friend whose work has come to nothing' (which is very similar in meaning to IF) and Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Bells' and 'The Raven'....


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Thanks came back to correct this BBC piece said TS Eliot and then immediatly started talking about Keats...v confusing

I bet the announcer doesn't even know what a Keat is...

I understand that Boots sell a cream to get rid of a Keats infection.

I thought they sold a range creams for Yeats infections...

You could ask PBG if she thinks Yeats a better poet than Eliot, and I'll give odds on the result:

3/1 Looks at you blankly, snaps gum and finally says "I like that Angels song by Robbie Williams."

5/1 Looks at you blankly and says "My latest book on the Irish Literary Revival has just been published, in which I prove that Yeats was nothing but a second-rate plagiarist. If you buy a copy, I'll sign it for you."

1000/1 Invites you to bring a copy of the Rubaiyat round to her place for a one-to-one poetry reading.

I wonder what she makes of Walter Macken in her book.

And whether she'd sign PBG xx ....

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