'Long Table' by Carol Ann Duffy

'Long Table' by Carol Ann Duffy


‘Long Table’ by Carol Ann Duffy


Carol Ann Duffy is a major British poet and has been Poet Laureate since 2009.


To celebrate her last Christmas as Poet Laureate (and moreover the Poet Laureate who somehow turned Christmas into an annual poetry festival!) we are delighted to offer her new poem ‘Long Table’ as a festive winter card. ‘Long Table’ is about love, life, warmth and friendship and the memories that make our lives and friendships all the more precious.


Jane Ray www.janeray.com is renowned for her magical, award-winning illustrations. Author and illustrator of numerous children’s picture books, she has collaborated with writers including Carol Ann Duffy, Michael Rosen, Kevin Crossley Holland and Jeanette Winterson. In 2018 she was the IBBY UK Illustrator nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards.


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  • The words inside...

    Long Table


    It is a long table

    where the folk sit, supping

    their ale and sipping wine;

    friends of mine.


    They gather in shadow,

    candlelight; heads haloed

    as though painted in oils;

    singled all.




    by Carol Ann Duffy

  • Some small details about this card

    Small letter stamp in UK. 

    Hand-embossed envelope. 

    Card, envelope and sleeve can be recycled. 

    Card sourced from paper mill in the Lake District, UK.