I’m aware that I’m very slow off the mark here, but in case you haven’t read it, here’s a link to Rings the poem written by poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy to commemorate the Royal Wedding.
There was a lot of controversy about whether she would or should agree to write a poem for the Royal Wedding, but I’ll leave that aside. It’s the poem that I’m interested in today.
I think it’s quite awkward and stilted, it doesn’t flow from the heart and lacks the punch of her other poetry. Actually I’m not feeling any of the list they have provided. What do you think of it all?
If anyone is selecting poems for a wedding, Rings is included in Carol Ann Duffy’s The Bees though you might also want to look at some of her more sparky poems in Love Poems.