Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Jar of Honey by Jacob Polley


Has anyone else seen the Phil Jupitus poem on bbc2? He is in a cafe and hands over the jar, then says the poem. I cannot find the video anywhere. The poem is


A Jar of Honey by Jacob Polley

You hold it like a lit bulb,
a pound of light,
and swivel the stunned glow
around the fat glass sides:
it's the sun, all flesh and no bones
but for the floating knuckle
of honeycomb
attesting to the nature of the struggle.

3 comments:

  1. Bit late down the line, almost a year on and all, but if you're still interested, you can find the video here: http://www.tomboy-films.co.uk/playmovie.asp?movID=515&dirID=13

    A great little poem, from a great little book.

    best, B

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  2. The honey is really great for the skin, i usually use it in my face, is really wonderful. After my mask i feel my face smooth and clean. And my boyfriend always notice the difference, he simply love it. I feel more comfortable with my self and he is always with too much energy because he usually buy viagra

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  3. I'm fairly new to his work, but I just featured Jacob Polley in my poem of the day series. He's a wonderful, wonderful poet.

    http://theoncominghope.blogspot.com/2011/07/poem-of-day-by-jacob-polley.html

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