Four Variations on the Same Midwinter

This reading was recorded by Alessandro Mistrorigo for Phonodia in London, UK, on the 11th of December, 2013.

Read by James Wilkes on 11 December 2013

Four Variations on the Same Midwinter

The gold cover and
the world breathing birth to zero.
The weather bleached of haunt.
It’s now love, to decline.

* * *

Breath witness
of hare’s haunt, and sheep’s.
Fire now. Light me.
Don’t dim beside day.

* * *

Light’s lower rip to curtain
so I stood breathing the weather of hare and sheep.
If ever it’s still, inquisitive and bright.

* * *

Through eve, so
birth the barrow the fields.
Un-flowered on blether
need roused fingers and rise
brimming.

from Weather A System (London: Penned in the Margins, 2009).

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