Then I was standing alone amongst lumps of snow, sick of the world. I nicked a bust of Shakespeare once, flogged it, but the snowman was strangest. There was something about the snowman before that has been lost in stealing it.
Lazarus, after finding a new husband, has her life ruined by the return of her formerly dead husband.
There are conflicting emotions as well in such poems as “Mrs.
She was seriously considered for the position in 1999.
Prime Minister Tony Blair’s administration had wanted a poet laureate who exemplified the new “Cool Britannia,” not an establishment figure, and Duffy was certainly anything but establishment.