Poems

Bill Arnott: ‘Detail and the Deep Blue Sea’

Detail and the Deep Blue Sea But the way to tame the Devil is not to go down there to church and listen to what a sinful mean fool he is. No, love the Devil like you love Jesus: because he is a powerful man, and will do you a good turn if he knows you trust him. —Truman Capote I slid into that space, again a comfy purgatory—prone flat back, eyes cast upon a sky where gulls and blue and cloud collide adrift, as one, asail as sheets and lines and knots align and atmospheric surf breaks free a…

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