Poem introduction

‘A Musical Instrument’ is about being a poet and writing a poem and it takes a long hard look at what happens when we take hold of something and turn it into something else, the irony being that we’re trying to create a truer, if you like, more authentic reflection of something and, in doing so, we might, as happens here, destroy the thing itself.

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