It Is Here

It Is Here
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What sound was that?

I turn away, into the shaking room.

What was that sound that came in on the dark?
What is this maze of light it leaves us in?
What is this stance we take,
to turn away and then turn back?
What did we hear?

It was the breath we took when we first met.

Listen. It is here.

1990


from Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics (Faber & Faber, 2005), copyright © Harold Pinter 2005, used by permission of the author

Recordings

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1After Lunch

2Meeting

3Cancer Cells

4The Disappeared

5Death

6Order

7Cricket at Night

8Poem (Don't Look...)

9God

10It Is Here

11Before They Fall

12Ghost

13Poem (The lights glow...)

14Joseph Brearley 1909 - 1977

15Denmark Hill

16Message

17I know the place

18Paris

19Poem (and all the others...)

20Later

21Poem (they kissed...)

22All of That

23Poem (Always where...)

24The Table

25Afternoon

26Daylight

27The Error of Alarm

28The Task

29The Second Visit

30You in the Night

31The Anaesthetist's Pin

32The Drama in April

33Episode

34The Islands of Arran Seen from the Moher Cliffs

35A Glass at Midnight

36I Shall Tear Off My Terrible Cap

37The Midget

38New Year in the Midlands

39At the Palace of the Emperor at Dawn

40School Life

Books by Harold Pinter