They fall upon the pen in times of need
And crave the ink sinking stains on the skin.
The crisp of white curling up at the edges
Allows them both to exorcise their sin.
Simon Armitage, English poet, playwright and novelist and current Poet Lauriet of the United Kingdom, was born today in 1963.
Samuel Pepys, English politician and famous diarist, died on this day in 1703.