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.


  1. Bit late down the line, almost a year on and all, but if you're still interested, you can find the video here:

    A great little poem, from a great little book.

    best, B

  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

  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.