After the holiday

Butt, Maggie (2011) After the holiday. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 24 (5) . p. 673. ISSN 0951-3574 [Article] (doi:10.1108/09513571111139157)


Purpose – This poem aims to capture the sense of being overwhelmed when returning to work after a vacation.
Design/methodology/approach – This is a free-verse poem, reflecting both the modernity of the theme and the undisciplined sense of disorder. However, it is arranged in couplets that perhaps resemble waves running in across sand.
Findings – The use of the sustained metaphor of a tsunami-like tide suggested the story of King John (of England) and the loss of his jewels. Imagining the horses and spears gave additional vigour to the language about the sea.
Originality/value – This poem aims to take a fresh angle on a universal experience.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Holidays; poetry; work
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media > English Language and Literature
Item ID: 11825
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Depositing User: Dr Maggie Butt
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2013 08:10
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:28

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