Treasure Island

Simon Armitage

(26 May 1963 / Marsden, West Yorkshire)

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  • Keith Oldrey (12/12/2011 10:38:00 AM)

    ee bygum lad, thats a proper poem that is even if I have to say to say to say it myself. Regards Keith Oldrey

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  • Helen Hassett (2/9/2005 5:44:00 AM)

    I like it very much and it touches certain grey areas in my background that have effected me.Appreciation of this poem to me is appearent.I love you, Marry Me.Love David x x x.

The Tyre

Just how it came to rest where it rested,
miles out, miles from the last farmhouse even,
was a fair question. Dropped by hurricane
or aeroplane perhaps for some reason,
put down as a cairn or marker, then lost.
Tractor-size, six or seven feet across,
it was sloughed, unconscious, warm to the touch,
its gashed, rhinoceros, sea-lion skin
nursing a gallon of rain in its gut.

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