A brief and historical sketch is given of the history of the poet laureate of Great Britain. Mr. Motion's life, education and activities are also discussed in brief. The English version of his poem, "The Letter" is given with, comments, analytical views and translation in Persian. It was the same poem that won £5000 from the poetry competition held by Arvon Foundation and the Observer in 1981. "The Letter" was selected as the best out of 35000 poems. Mr. Motion's views about himself, his poems and the other poets are given as a conclusion to the article.