About the poet
Peter Dale (b. 1938) studied English at Oxford University where he became friends with the poets...
Now you are gone
your small perfections inveigle me:
curve of your eye-lid closed in sleep
widens to my horizon.
I used to watch those pupils move,
shifting deltas of blue veins,
blindly scanning my face.
Some nights I came near,
my lips in touch
with your pulsing lids
to catch the drift of your dream.
from the sequence 'The Going' in Mortal Fire: A Selected Poems (Agenda Editions, 1976), copyright © Peter Dale 1976, used by permission of the author and Anvil Press.
Peter Dale Reading from his Poems. (The poems on this tracklist are not currently available to download. You can purchase the full CD via the link below.)