The Dim-Post

July 27, 2012

A post on national poetry day in which I do not post any poetry

Filed under: poetry — danylmc @ 9:43 am

Firstly, an update on this poetry day post from last year about Dennis Glover’s Threnody, which celebrates Plimmerton’s seabird haunted caves, and I pointed out that there are no such caves in Plimmerton. Well, a couple of months ago I walked along the coastline from Plimmerton to Pukerua Bay – it was a nostalgia thing, I did that walk a lot when I was a kid – and I noticed that there were, in fact, caves along the remote stretches of the walk that could plausibly be haunted by seabirds. So that’s alright.

Also, I’ve been reading illustrated poetry books to Sadie, as one does (she particularly likes Wynken, Blynken and Nod), and I’ve also found myself thinking a lot about Larkin’s Aubade, following the death of a close friend who was fond of Larkin, and I’ve been thinking it would be brilliant to do a child’s illustrated version of Aubade and post it on the blog (this probably violates all sorts of copyright – lucky bloggers like myself are above the law). If anyone has any illustration skills and a bit of spare time, let me know and I’ll tell you my ideas for the images.


  1. ‘I am going to the inevitable’ – Larkin’s last words, apparently.

    Comment by Rob Hosking — July 27, 2012 @ 10:09 am

  2. Through the magic of procrastination, you could avoid the copyright issues by not getting around to it until 2036.

    Comment by pete — July 27, 2012 @ 10:16 am

  3. As a red-blooded male I recommend you investigate the illustrations at the Aubade website to assess suitability.

    Probably not on a work device though.

    Comment by Gregor W — July 27, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

  4. @ Gregor, any idea who that blonde french lingerie model is? I would like to cyber-stalk her.

    Comment by gn35 — July 27, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

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