i didn’t update on my progress in the one hundred days challenge yesterday, because i am rubbish, and also because i was very tired after my last tutorial of term. nevertheless, i made sure to read a poem that i had never read before. it was by glyn maxwell, from the book hide now. i can’t remember what it was called or about, though (although i know it rhymed!), so this maybe doesn’t count… but it has to! yes! i will attempt to make a better effort in future, however.
what have i read today, i hear you ask? well, i read a few poems on the poetry foundation website, but my favourite was ‘Janet Waking’ by John Crow Ransom, which is here. it’s not very long, and starts off seeming fairly idyllic, or overly simple, and the rhyme scheme and form kind of help this. then it becomes kind of heartbreaking. anyway this isn’t great literary analysis, but i like how it develops, and i like how the rhyme works with the whole poem.