You wrote eight special poems while laureate. Are there any of which you're particularly proud?
Overall, I think of them as left-handed poems written by a right-handed poet. Some of them don't work at all well.
I tried to write something for Prince William's 21st birthday in the style of a rap, because I thought "he's a young person and I'll do it in a kind of humorous way" and I wish I hadn't done it really, I wish I'd stayed on the higher ground.
Monday, April 27, 2009
On the BBC News website the Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, talks about his ten years in the role.