Tuesday, 12 August 2008

In Absentia

Oh dear. Well, without further comment we'll fix the gap that was Mr Thomas.

on a clear day
unfasten the gate
and take the path
over the machair
through the orchids
down to the sea


before the day begins
or when the business of the day
is over there are intervals
densities of blue or grey
when you stand on the brink
of a different possibility
a stillness that opens
out into clarity or
a subtlety that folds
back into stillness again
you might almost touch it
an occasion in the air
as steady as a great tree
branching into delicate life


Thomas A Clark.

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