Poetry

Alan Gould: Two poems

Yeats “Bred passion against the times, made wisdom strong.” —A.D. Hope   Lucid dandy, curing words to shoe your dears with skins from birds, preposterous those haughty loves candlestick’d in fish-skin gloves …   yet who dare quiz your mundane wish to stitch the fabric of a fish (be it trout or moonlit elver) that Irish girls might sleeve in silver …   or walk the leather from a sparrow in sandals that can warm the marrow of their exquisite anklebones on chill Monaro afternoons?   Here was the glint you gave me, William, from all your wise and headlong…

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