Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye

Slim as a nun, I lie along
the margin of a borrowed bed
whose springs are texting through my bones,
Abandon hope. Abandonment -

ecstasy of fall. I gaze
up into the godless dark
as if it might disclose some way
of getting right back, to the start

of that unselfconscious wish
for (old-fashioned diction ...) joy.
And dark stares back. True, I'm pissed
again. But must the old alloy

always split along these seams -
is this, then, what incarnation means?


Recordings

Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson Downloads

1Fog-bound

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2The Dream of the Monstrance

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3The Plunge

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4Attitudes of Prayer

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5World Asleep

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6Draft for a Short Fiction

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7The Secret Flowers

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8Fish Market Garrucha

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9Shepherd's Delight

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10Leda at the Lake

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11 Common Prayer

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12Hay-on-Wye

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13The Looking Glass

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14Icarus in a Rainstorm (Six Views)

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15La Source

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16Folding the Real

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17Trumpeldor Beach

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18from The Velvet Shutter

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19 A Walk to the Paradise Garden

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20Night Fugue

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21Lens

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22In Carinthia

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