POEM HUNTING- Carol Ann Duffy

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sjordan
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I've searched EVERYWHERE over the internet now for the poem 'The Suicide' by Carol Ann Duffy, from her collection 'Mean Time'.
If anyone has the book and wouldnt mind typing up the poem in here ortaking a picture of it and posting it please! In desperate need of it for my A level coursework and haven't got the time to wait for the book to be delivered.
Thankyou!!!
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hi! hope this helps:

"Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

Here.
It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding ring,
if you like.
Lethal.
Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife."

always been a favourite of mine - happy courseworking!
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(Original post by danfinch26)
hi! hope this helps:

"Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

Here.
It will blind you with tears
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding ring,
if you like.
Lethal.
Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife."

always been a favourite of mine - happy courseworking!
This poem is not the one the poster is looking for, this is ‘Valentine’ by Carol Ann Duffy not ‘The Suicide’ which the poster is looking for.
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(Original post by JackDonnellyX)
This poem is not the one the poster is looking for, this is ‘Valentine’ by Carol Ann Duffy not ‘The Suicide’ which the poster is looking for.
Good poem though you have to admit.
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9 year old thread...
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(Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
Good poem though you have to admit.
Yeah it’s a great poem, I studied a lot of Carol Ann Duffy’s work last year, including this poem, but I have not heard of the poem the original poster is referencing.
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(Original post by GabiAbi84)
9 year old thread...
Just realised this now, I only responded seeing it in the recent thread sections as the other person responded just over an hour ago, didn’t even check the original post date.
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