poemof the moment
No piece of art is perfect. All it has to do is stay around for two hundred, or five hundred, or a few thousand years.
about the poem
We were deeply honoured to welcome Thomas Lux to our SYMPOETRY event last weekend. His poem about art, Wordsworth and human nature sums up his art so well - witty, fully of memorable phrases, and utterly humane. His new Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books) is a must read.
poem chosen by…
‘No piece of art is perfect.’ Lux’s A Delivery of Dung is a poem about reality and authenticity. While honouring a master poet, big life issues loom large – mortality and daily toil, both subject introduced so casually as to catch you unaware. It is at the same time humorous and profound: no mean feat.