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Clive James in "New Statesman"
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The New Statesman poems of the year with Clive James - plus "Lineage" a new poem for Christmas by Carol Ann Duffy.
 

 
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Re: Clive James in "New Statesman"
« Reply #1: 18.03.16 at 13:02 »
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“Imminent catastrophe”: a poem by Clive James
 
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“And though sometimes the weather is extreme / It seems no more so than when we were young. . .”
 
The imminent catastrophe goes on
 Not showing many signs of happening.
 The ice at the North Pole that should be gone
 By now, is awkwardly still lingering,
   
 And though sometimes the weather is extreme
 It seems no more so than when we were young
 Who soon will hear no more of this grim theme
 Reiterated in the special tongue
   
 Of manufactured fright. Sea Level Rise
 Will be here soon and could do such-and-such,
 Say tenured pundits with unblinking eyes.
 Continuing to not go up by much,
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Re: Clive James in "New Statesman"
« Reply #2: 28.07.16 at 20:49 »
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The Times
 
Kaya Burgess
July 28 2016, 12:01am,  
The Times
 
Clive James makes poetic appeal for final trip home
 
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Clive James, who is terminally ill and too unwell to return to his native Australia, has said that he would like his ashes to be scattered in Sydney harbour — presuming they are not seized by customs on arrival.
 
The broadcaster and poet, 76, has written a poem that he would like inscribed on a plaque at Dawes Point, a Sydney suburb overlooking the harbour.
 
Published in the New Statesman’s summer issue, the poem, Return of the Kogarah Kid, has footnote that reads: “In my will I have left instructions that my ashes should be scattered into Sydney harbour…
 

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Return of the Kogarah Kid
 
Here I began and here I reach the end
From here my ashes go back to the sea
And take my memories of every friend
And love and anything dear to me,
Down to the darkness out of which the sun
Will rise again, this splendour never less:
...........................
 
In New Statesman summer issue
 
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Re: Clive James in "New Statesman"
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on 28.07.16 at 20:49, Kevin Cryan wrote:
The Times
 
Kaya Burgess
July 28 2016, 12:01am,  
The Times
 
Clive James makes poetic appeal for final trip home
 
Extract:
Return of the Kogarah Kid
 
Here I began and here I reach the end
From here my ashes go back to the sea
And take my memories of every friend
And love and anything dear to me,
Down to the darkness out of which the sun
Will rise again, this splendour never less:
...........................
 
In New Statesman summer issue
 
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BBC RADIO 4 The World Tonight  
 
Clive James reads his latest poem
 
 
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Writer and broadcaster, Clive James, has written a poem in the hope that it will be inscribed on a plaque overlooking Dawes Point and Sydney Harbour, where he has asked that his ashes be scattered.
 
Mr James is now too ill to return to his native Australia but recorded his poem, "Return of the Kogarah Kid" for The World Tonight.
 
The poem will be published in the summer issue of the New Statesman which is out tomorrow.
 
(Photo: Clive James. Credit: BBC)
 
Release date:  
29 July 2016  
Duration:  
 
2 minutes

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Re: Clive James in "New Statesman"
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on 28.07.16 at 20:49, Kevin Cryan wrote:
The Times
 
Kaya Burgess
July 28 2016, 12:01am,  
The Times
 
Clive James makes poetic appeal for final trip home
 
Extract:
Return of the Kogarah Kid
 
Here I began and here I reach the end
From here my ashes go back to the sea
And take my memories of every friend
And love and anything dear to me,
Down to the darkness out of which the sun
Will rise again, this splendour never less:
...........................
 
In New Statesman summer issue
 
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“Return of the Kogarah Kid”: a new poem by Clive James
 
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