^^17/2020^^ poetry Monday

Have you been watching the BBC drama ‘The Trial of Christine Keeler”? What do you think of it?

For me it’s a little bit slow and… well, 6 episodes? mmmhhh… could have been edited to 4, me thinks. Aside from that I absolutely LOVE the setting and clothes… and the hair and make up… the attention to details is superb.

In the episode we watched last night Dr Ward (played really well by James Norton, rumoured to be in the running as the next James Bond… ), kept repeating a poem by Hughes Mearns (I later found out), and I found it really daunting and sad…

See what you think:

Antigonish

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away…

When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn’t see him there at all!
Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door… (slam!)

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away..
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