|"[I] started reading and writing poems for the |
excitement of the physical impact of words joined together."
Poet Spotlight: Richard CaddelThis post was originally published at Bridget Eileen's Commonplace Book
Richard Caddel passed awayin 2003. He is, unfortunately, more of an obscure poet. I wish it were diffrently, though, because his work deserves greater recognition.
The Independent published an exemplary obituary about this poet:
His birthday is the day before mine :-D
Jacket 2 has a series of nine poems, two stanzas each in quatrains, to read, at:
This one was my favorite:
Epic EPC 4955:
"Knowing me knowing you" : Abba
in Cambodia, in Kosovo
Amoral and apolitical silly
seeks ditto, divine: must be
"docile and passive", unable
to pervert language.
O never teach me to understand:
my sick children's gaze -
years laid waste -
and we have made all this -