Carol Ann Duffy: Text

I tend the mobile now
like an injured bird

We text, text, text
our significant words.

I re-read your first,
your second, your third,

look for your small xx,
feeling absurd.

The codes we send
arrive with a broken chord.

I try to picture your hands,
their image is blurred.

Nothing my thumbs press
will ever be heard.

9 responses to “Carol Ann Duffy: Text

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  7. John Pompey Popai E. Almonia

    Dear Ma’am/Sir:
    hello! Good day!
    I hope you are in a good mood upon reading this. I like the poem Text by Carol Ann Duffy which is published in this site. If I may, Can i use this poem as a material in my lesson module on text and context in literature. I am a Senior High School teacher in the Philippines and I teach 21st century literature that is why I came accross reading poems and sites like yours. I hope I could use it. Rest assured you will be recognized.
    Have a good great day.

    All th love and joy,
    Popai Almonia

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