About the poet
Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955, and lives in Oxford, where he teaches part-time...
sent me scampering like a marmoset
from the topmost parapet
for a bag of sky nails.
The foreman wondered which precise
shade of blue I had in mind.
with their faint threads
and unbreakable heads
and make it stay.
first published in The Kiosk on the Brink (OUP, 1993), © Jamie McKendrick 1993, from Sky Nails, Poems 1979-1997 (Faber, 2000), used by permission of the author
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