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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Daffodils; Spring; Imtiaz Dharker




"He distrusts daffodils
and is especially wary of crocuses. Traitors of hope, he says,
they promise spring
and callously deceive you
into optimism".


From "Never trust the daffodils", Imtiaz Dharker, The terrorist at my table, Bloodaxe Books, 2006.

For complete poem, click link above





I discussed another poem, "Still", from the same volume, in my paper for the seminar and book "Literatures of War", Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.

‘If there were to be a World Laureate, then for me the role could only be filled by Imtiaz Dharker.’ Carol Ann Duffy.


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