O, how I love Carol Ann Duffy, and love even more that she’s Poet Laureate (and even more that Anthony Brown, a Surrealist, is the Children’s Laureate, which just cracks me up – two of my heroes in one Laureate era).
But this takes the cake. Actually, it’s the cream on the cake: Duffy on Beckham’s Achilles heel, and apart from anything else it’s utterly gorgeous.
Myth’s river – where his mother
dipped him, fished him, a
slippery golden boy flowed on,
his name on its lips.