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This is the only Carol Ann Duffy poem that comes to mind, but I am looking forward to reading more:

Valentine

Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

Here.
It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding ring,
if you like.
Lethal.
Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.

-- Carol Ann Duffy

I won!!!

Feb. 15th, 2007 10:09 am
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*does excited little dance and beams out at everyone who voted*

I came second in the 'Members Choice' award and first in the 'Judges Choice'.

I've never won a writing competition before. I don't know what to do with myself.

Oh, and well done to [personal profile] tdu000      and [profile] dancinginmagic      for correctly identifying my story as 'Long Love's Day'. What would you like as a prize?

All the titles for my Lily/James stories are taken from 'To His Coy Mistress' by Andrew Marvell. 

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I wish I were a better poet.  I wish I could write a poem about being a better poet that was a parody of Andrew Marvell's 'Had we but world enough and time'

It would start 'Had I but words enough and rhyme'.

But I can't get any further. 

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