A strange poem for strange times: a response to Cop26 | Simon Armitage

A strange poem for strange times: a response to Cop26 | Simon Armitage

I was trying to chart the peculiar dream-like state we seem to be in, says the poet laureate

I wanted to react to Cop26 – so many of my friends and colleagues have been emboldened by the conversation it has generated. And strange times sometimes lead to strange poems.

I was trying to chart the peculiar dream-like state we seem to be in, where the rules and natural laws of the old world feel to be in flux, one of those dreams which are full of danger, but not completely beyond the control of the person who sleeps.

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