Re: Tom Raworth

Lines unravelling endlessly
in the naked mind lines
propelled at equidistance
flying at the same speed
flying with the mesmerising magnetism
that draws them through
thought like the most perfect cloud.




[Astrid Alben is a poet, editor and translator. Her most recent collection Ai! Ai! Pianissimo is published by Arc Publications. Her work is widely published and has been translated into several languages. Her next collection, Plainspeak, an alter-ego-thinking-out-louder book, will be ready this year. To hear her poems visit or Granta and BBC Radio 4 Four Thought iPods.]

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