Random Question #2 – Brian Patten

Brian Patten made his name in the 60’s as part of the Liverpool trio, alongside Roger McGough and Adrian Henri and is still one of the most accessible poets working in the world today.

I posed his question:

Bleak memory trudges down a road in search of – of what?

to a few poetic minds and this is how they responded. And if you have a response post it in the comments section… Love to hear from you!

 

Experience suggests that the bleak land serves depression well…and whilst there are certainly black diamonds to be found, there is also the overwhelming hypnotic pull to overstay our welcome…

I prefer the white diamonds of the present…

Deb Ralph

Bleak memory trudges down a road in search of an umbrella
Bleak memory trudges down a road in search of a friendly publisher

Jan Turner-Jones

Bleak memory trudges down a road in search of
where he went wrong, and everyone else stayed right,
the point at which his life became a consequence,
instead of the main dish.

Lionel Harris-Spence

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2 responses to “Random Question #2 – Brian Patten

  1. Gosh, all these poets and their poetry! I am so enjoying discovering who is out there in the land of pen and paper and a few moments…and then the long stretches of pondering, searching and understanding. i Especially like Lionel Harris-Spence’s response to the Q. Cant wait to look the work of these poets up.

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