Ten Poems about Friendship
Selected and Introduced by Lorraine Mariner
We’ve had so many requests for a pamphlet about friends and friendship, and finally it’s here! This insightful selection of ten funny, poignant and refreshingly honest poems deals with the reality of friendship in all its forms. From childhood alliances at school through the angst of teenage years into companionship and the redemption of old age, Lorraine Mariner shows that friendship poems come in as many different shapes and sizes as our friends themselves.
“Half my friends are dead.
I will make you new ones, said earth.
No, give them back, as they were, instead,
with faults and all, I cried.”
from ‘Sea Canes’ by Derek Walcott
Cover illustration by Sarah Kirby.
Donation to Friends of the Elderly.