I think it is a television as you can have a video under a televison in which you can record anything you have missedwatch it at a later date does anybody else agree?
Guest poem sent in by Vikram Doctor Poem A Martian Sends A Postcard Home Caxtons are mechanical birds with many wings and some are treasured for their markings - they cause the eyes to melt or the body to shriek without pain.
I have never seen one fly, but sometimes they perch on the hand. Mist is when the sky is tired of flight and rests its soft machine on ground: Rain is when the earth is television. It has the property of making colours darker. Model T is a room with the lock inside - a key is turned to free the world for movement, so quick there is a film to watch for anything missed.
But time is tied to the wrist or kept in a box, ticking with impatience. In homes, a haunted apparatus sleeps, that snores when you pick it up. If the ghost cries, they carry it to their lips and soothe it to sleep with sounds. And yet they wake it up deliberately, by tickling with a finger.
Only the young are allowed to suffer openly. Adults go to a punishment room with water but nothing to eat. They lock the door and suffer the noises alone. No one is exempt and everyone's pain has a different smell.
At night when all the colours die, they hide in pairs and read about themselves - in colour, with their eyelids shut. Startling similes is Craig Raine's specialty, and this poem in particular displays his skill to such virtuoso effect that it lead to a new school of so-called "Martian" poetry.
But I think that Raine is participating in a very ancient poetic ancient tradition. If you look at the poem as a series of riddles to be deciphered by the reader, then that takes us back centuries to the riddle poems in Anglo Saxon literature.
Anyway, have fun decoding the images. Born in Co. Has worked as a lecturer at Oxford and as a freelance writer. Where Heaney, Harrison and Dunn have extended the boundaries of their work gradually over the years, Raine asserted his freedom immediately and with spectral confidence.
The same is true of Christopher Reid, whose first book, like Raine's, was published in the late s and instantly identified as 'Martian'.
Although two substantially different poetic personalities, Raine and Reid share a delight in outrageous simile and like to twist and mix language in order to revive the ordinary. Both refer a great deal to children for this is one way of viewing the commonplace with wonder and innocence.
In many respects their work seems to fit Dr.
Johnson's description of Metaphysical poetry - 'heterogeneous ideas It is a point which other poets have begun to recognize and explains why Raine and Reid have proved so influential in a comparatively short time.
What might, a few years ago, have looked far fetched and fanciful now appears as part of a new confidence in the poetic imaginationCraig Raine is a British poet, born in , who is known as an exponent of “Martian poetry”, by which is meant the expression of familiar concepts in unfamiliar ways.
The term derived from his poem “A Martian Sends a Postcard Home”, which was first published in the “New Statesman” in A Martian Sends a Postcard Home - Craig Raine This activity was first developed for use with a Year 8 class by a group of Year 10 pupils with the support of their teachers, Erica Plowman and Melanie Hart at .
Apr 06, · The poem A Martian Sends a Postcard Home by Craig Raine depicts exactly what the title says: a Martian sending a postcard home. However, we must take into consideration that the Martian is actually on Earth, sending a postcard back to his own home; therefore the descriptions of our everyday objects are depicted so bizarrely.
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In Craig Raine received the New Statesman’s Prudence Farmer Award for his poem “A Martian Sends a Postcard Home.” Written from the point of view of a Martian attempting to describe what he sees on earth to his .
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