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War Poet War Poet Jon Stallworthy
The Best of Poetry London The Best of Poetry London Ed. Tim Dooley and Martha Kapos
Call Waiting Call Waiting David C. Ward
Coming Forth by Day Coming Forth by Day Gabriel Levin
The Symbolist Movement in Literature The Symbolist Movement in Literature Arthur Symons Ed. Matthew Creasy
Dante's Inferno Dante's Inferno Philip Terry
Poem of the Day

The fossil's autobiography (abridged)

Karen Press

History's tank was mowing
down my resistance.
I was about to be

gone for good.
A smudge
embedded in a stone.

The stone that twitches
under each new plough
sowing freedom for strangers.

Anyone who'd walked
along the vector of my defeat
would have seen

me, leaping up, alive
going under and hopeful, insistently
eating the sunlight in the rising wheat.

All particles of my eradication
flaring inside the hardening rock,
striking sparks off the future's dull blade,
Watch your step.
Taken from 'New Poetries II'...
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