Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Poets and Poems: Christopher Reid and “A Scattering”

You reach a certain age, and you find yourself thinking more about a subject you rarely consider when you’re young – death, of yourself, your spouse, your parents, your friends. It becomes a topic of conversation, and you find yourself doing regularly what used to make you smile about your parents – reading the obituaries.

When you’re 19 and immortal, this consideration of death may seem slightly bizarre. When you’re older and something less than immortal, you understand death is part of life. But sometimes it arrives out of cycle – a child, a friend, a spouse. Sometimes death comes too soon, as it for British poet Christopher Reid.

In 2005, Reid’s wife, actress Lucinda Gane, died from cancer. She was 57.

To continue reading, please see my post today at Tweetspeak Poetry.

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