Tuesday, 11 January 2011


I'm linking this cheery poem 'He resigns' by John Berryman(sorry, I know it's January and we're probably all down enough) because I just came across it and it sums up bereavement so well for me. Though it might be about a break-up. Hopefully soon I'll be able to think about her without it making me cry. I want to remember her with happiness because before she was sick she was such a happy, life-enhancing person to be around, the kind of person who lights up a room.

It's so good, it took a moment til I realised it rhymes too. There's probably a fancy name for this type of poem, but I often dozed off in English class, anyone familiar with it?

(PS I like poems that are short and unpretentious.)


  1. Reminded me of "Some Fantastic Place" by the great Difford Tilbrook

  2. Thanks Rog, I didn't know that song - it is very Holly.

    Rosie, thanks my dear.