I had no idea it was National Poetry Day! How could I have missed the run up to it? I read the Guardian on line, have Waterstone’s email almost every day and yet I wasn’t aware. I feel like a philistine! Apparently the theme is Truth.
Here's one that GB read out by Christina Rossetti.
Remember me when I am gone away, Gone far away into the silent land; When you can no more hold me by the hand, Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay. Remember me when no more day by day You tell me of our future that you plann'd: Only remember me; you understand It will be late to counsel then or pray. Yet if you should forget me for a while And afterwards remember, do not grieve: For if the darkness and corruption leave A vestige of the thoughts that once I had, Better by far you should forget and smile Than that you should remember and be sad.