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Can anyone tell me the name of this poem and/or the poet??I have only a vague memory - a very quirky and wonderful love poem about growing old together but the unique thing I remember is a bit about eating cheese and onion rolls in pubs!I'd really like to read it at my grandmother's funeral because she loved it too - but I can't remember enough of it to Google.Help??
I found this one, but not sure if it is the right one!7301Learning to read you, twenty years ago,Over the pub lunch cheese-and-onion rolls.Learning you eat raw onions; learning your tasteFor obscurity, how you encode teachers & classroomsAs the hands, the shop floor; learning to hideThe sudden shining naked looks of love. And thinkingThe rest of our lives, the rest of our livesDoing perfectly ordinary things together – ridingIn buses, walking in Sainsbury’s, sittingIn pubs eating cheese & onion rolls,All those tomorrows. Now twenty years after,We’ve had seventy-three hundred of them, and(If your arithmetic’s right, & our luck) we mayFairly reckon on seventy-three hundred more.I hold them crammed in my arms, colossal cropsOf shining tomorrows that may never happen,But may they! Still learning to read you,To hear what it is you’re saying, to master the code.
It is written by U A Fanthorpe!
YES!!!! Thank you
Love that. It's great
that's so lovely, thank you for sharing it. I used to deliver her post.
Oh that's beautiful, don't know it at all.
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