Most Read... Rebecca WattsThe Cult of the Noble Amateur
(PN Review 239)
John McAuliffeBill Manhire in Conversation with John McAuliffe
(PN Review 259)
Patricia CraigVal Warner: A Reminiscence
(PN Review 259)
Eavan BolandA Lyric Voice at Bay
(PN Review 121)
Vahni CapildeoOn Judging Prizes, & Reading More than Six Really Good Books
(PN Review 237)
Tim Parksin conversation with Natalia Ginzburg
(PN Review 49)
Next Issue Gwyneth Lewis ‘Spiderings’ Ian Thomson ‘Fires were started: Tallinn, 1944’ Adrian May ‘Traditionalism and Tradition’ Judith Herzberg ‘Poems’ translated by Margitt Helbert Horatio Morpurgo ‘What is a Book?’
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
Reader Survey
PN Review Substack

This poem is taken from Poetry Nation 2 Number 2, 1974.

Credences Of A May Morning Simon Curtis

I browse inside our stuffy hall
Through envelopes with tenant's names.
Pharmacy Monthly's come for Paul;
A post-card for Christine from James.

A folded Guardian for the Macks;
For Mrs. Bartok in Flat Three
An O.H.M.S. (rates or tax);
The pools for little 'doc' McGhee.
...


Searching, please wait... animated waiting image