Craig Raine

(1944 / Shildon, United Kingdom)

White - Poem by Craig Raine

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

unbroken bronco,
its own mute rodeo,

a battle without issue.

*
White toilet tissue,

a single grey sheet, whole
in the lavatory bowl,

like ectoplasm.

*
No lightning in spasms.

Dark. But white rain,
smashed transparency:

contains
flash photography.

*
Is now electricity:

tiny bulbs, silver-white, shine
on the blue plastic washing line.

*
Dirty white, a pigeon tarred
and feathering the road.

*
New lambs
out on their limbs:

abrupt
little hiccoughs.

The twilight tone
of damp pumice stone.

*
Indifferent happiness writes
its different whites.


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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (8/25/2016 2:13:00 AM)

    Indifferent happiness writes
    its different whites....Very amazing expression like leaf layers of cabbage this is a, amazingly meaningful...10
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 25, 2016


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