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Poem of the Day


Patrick McGuinness

Smiling, turning, faster than the shutter,
faces draw in the light, the bodies slide
into the deep room's furniture,
their outlines radiant, their white

unfinished lives still bristle up against
the surface of the world they left, which gives
them back, not at the moment when they stopped,
but at the moment, moving, when surprise

caught on the air around them and they span
into stillness in a trail of movement
which leads into as it bleeds out of them.

Taken from 'New Poetries II'...
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