'Aubade' by Terry Jones is Write Out Loud's Poem of the Week

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The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘Aubade’ by Terry Jones. The poem is written in a form known as a specula; after the mid-point of the poem every word or phrase used up to that point is employed in reverse order, with the punctuation occasionally varied to allow the structure to make sense. In 2011 Terry Jones won first prize in the Bridport international poetry competition; in the same year his extended pamphlet, Fu...

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