Alison Croggon

(1962 - / Transvaal / South Africa)

Alison Croggon Poems

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1. Goodnight, sweet prince... 5/24/2012
2. Love: after The Triumph of Death 5/24/2012
3. Here 5/24/2012
4. A History of Rain 5/24/2012
5. I will stop writing 5/24/2012
6. Good Friday 5/24/2012
7. The Visitor 5/24/2012
8. Sonnet: Thoreau in Chernobyl 5/24/2012
9. What I am saying 5/24/2012
10. Nocturne 5/24/2012
11. On the Death of God 5/24/2012
12. Extracts from ANTIGONE 5/24/2012
13. Great Aunts 5/24/2012
14. Possible Elegies 5/24/2012
15. Iseult 5/24/2012
16. Ode 5/24/2012
17. Owl Song 5/24/2012
18. Working Note – On lyric 5/24/2012
19. Working Note – On lyric 5/24/2012
20. Divinations 1 5/24/2012

Here

So where do you end up when your eyes are finally working
so well you can hardly see in front of you instead you look
inside out you feel the acid in your brain
working through to the page as pitiless as economists
adding up zeros you live in this world it opens its arms
exactly what you feared it is worse than your dreams
shutting your eyes to find the tortured boy printed
on your retina the hole in his cheek the slashed
arms bloodless now the cigarette burns how did they

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