‘Don’t Mention the Children’ by Michael Rosen

Don’t mention the children. Israel bans radio advert listing names of children killed in Gaza (Guardian 24.07.14) Don’t name the dead children. The people must not know the names of the dead children. The names of the children must be hidden. The children must be nameless. The children must leave this world having no names. No one must know the names of the dead children. … Continue reading ‘Don’t Mention the Children’ by Michael Rosen

Two poems by Richard Skinner

  Two poems from the light user scheme   the vague notion of authorship Japanese scientists have recently confirmed my appearance, they say that the papaya is not a cousin of passion fruit, but of the cauliflower, that a cow is more akin to whales than camels. As a foundling, I can now choose my inheritance—the Great Dane and chihuahua share the same ancestor. Roses … Continue reading Two poems by Richard Skinner