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Richard de Nooy

@ Sunday Times Books LIVE

Snarling

Just now I met myself
upon a twilit street
where I stooped to catch
these tangled lines
between my feet

and mumbling forward
tried to pull them free
they would not obey
bent on snarling verse
and awkward poetry

within two hundred
paces they had names
but when I rushed them
home to paper found
them still untamed

 

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