Craig Raine Poems

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1.
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
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2.
The Onion, Memory

Divorced, but friends again at last,
we walk old ground together
in bright blue uncomplicated weather.
We laugh and pause
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3.
Dandelions


'and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence'
-- George Eliot, Middlemarch
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4.
An Attempt At Jealousy

So how is life with your new bloke?
Simpler, I bet. Just one stroke
of his quivering oar and the skin
of the Thames goes into a spin,
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5.
City Gent

On my desk, a set of labels
or a synopsis of leeks,
blanched by the sun
and trailing their roots
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6.
In Modern Dress

A pair of blackbirds
warring in the roses,
one or two poppies
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7.
Nature Study

(for Rona, Jeremy, Sam & Grace)

All the lizards are asleep--
perched pagodas with tiny triangular tiles,
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8.
In The Kalahari Desert

The sun rose like a tarnished
looking-glass to catch the sun

and flash His hot message
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9.
White

A cabbage white:
A bluster at the edge of sight,
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