is the theme for today’s National Poetry Day.  I have done posts for this event in the past but not for a few years.

Perhaps the most familiar and certainly poignant, poem titled Remember is by Christina Rossetti.    Philp Larkin wrote a poem titled I Remember, I Remember and I’m sure that many people will recognise the first line of Adlestrop by Edward Thomas which goes – Yes, I remember Adlestrop – .

There is a lovely little poem, author unknown, titled The vegetable plot which goes

Remember, remember in dreary September

The fate of the vegetable plot:

Where, all through the season,

For some puzzling reason,

Though weeds have grown, your seeds have not.

Follow National Poetry Day on Twitter on @PoetryDayUK and #NationalPoetryDay.

Have a good weekend!


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19 Responses to Remember

  1. Caro says:

    Thanks for a chuckle to start my day off!

  2. CJ says:

    Excellent poem, it tells it like it is. CJ xx

  3. Love it! Thank you for making me smile this morning.

  4. Chloris says:

    Oh what fun! Something to print out and hang up in the toolshed.

  5. Jo says:

    Ha ha, I love that. How true.

  6. Joanne says:

    I love it, very apt too!

  7. elaine says:

    There was a young man called Flighty
    Who worked on his plot strong and mighty
    For his dinner he ate
    Sweetcorn straight off the plate
    And swallowed it whole in one bighty.

  8. snowbird says:

    Ha! I love Elaine’s poem and yours is brilliant! As Chloris said, a good one to print and hang!xxx

  9. nikkipolani says:

    “The weeds have grown, your seeds have not.”
    Don’t remind me! (says she, paging through online catalogs of seeds…)

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