I found this poem that I’d be sharing with you from The Picador Book of Love Poems edited by John Stammers which I simply could not stop reading. The selections are all wonderful.
This is the first time that I have read anything written by Brian Patten. I have taken a picture of the page and edited it using an iPhone app. I was moved by how there is a sense of letting go tinged with quiet nostalgia, and possibly, even the bittersweet taste of regret in this poem – for the simple reason that “Sometimes it happens.”
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