The perils and thrills of ageing

The perils and thrills of ageing

Published on Tuesday 29 June 2021

This fascinating mini-anthology of poems selected by John McCullough – which includes the three winners of our ‘getting older’ poetry competition – opens with an enlivening meditation on the meanings of the word ‘spry’.  The speaker delights in hopping up and down some hotel stairs when no one is looking and in the fact of being “inescapably me”.

The poems look in both directions; backwards to heydays of young love and time deliciously misspent, and forwards to the perils and thrills of middle age and beyond.

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