Craig Raine

(1944 / Shildon, United Kingdom)

Craig Raine Poems

1. White 8/25/2016
2. In The Kalahari Desert 1/13/2003
3. Nature Study 1/13/2003
4. City Gent 1/13/2003
5. An Attempt At Jealousy 1/13/2003
6. Dandelions 1/13/2003
7. In Modern Dress 1/13/2003
8. The Onion, Memory 1/13/2003
9. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home 1/13/2003

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A Martian Sends A Postcard Home

Caxtons are mechanical birds with many wings
and some are treasured for their markings --

they cause the eyes to melt
or the body to shriek without pain.

I have never seen one fly, but
sometimes they perch on the hand.

Mist is when the sky is tired of flight
and rests its soft machine on ground:

then the world is dim and bookish
like engravings under tissue paper.

Rain is when the earth is television.
It has the property of making colours darker.

Model T is a room with the lock inside --
a key is turned to free the world


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