Welcome to the new Independent website. We hope you enjoy it and we value your feedback. Please contact us here.


The daily poem

For copyright reasons we are not able to provide the full text of the poem on this database. Following are the details of the publication in which it appears.


This poem appears in Errata (OUP, pounds 6.99), Michael Donaghy's second book of poems. His first volume, Shibboleth (OUP, 1988) won both the Whitbread Poetry Category and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. This poem is copyright Michael Donaghy and reprinted by permission of Oxford University Press.