Simon Armintage

Last Poem
August 14, 2012 Armintage Simon

Last Poem


Reader, today

the poet has gone

to his shed,


to the stripped back world

of a wooden chair,

an old desk.


He has his themes:

dirty clouds over Farnley Tyas,

an irregular heart,


dry beech leaves

veined with



Is it

fair to say

it is still morning?

Simon Armitage has published ten collections of poetry and is the current Oxford Professor of Poetry.  A new collection, The Unaccompanied, was published by Faber&Faber in April, 2017.