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:

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:

little hiccoughs.

The twilight tone
of damp pumice stone.

Indifferent happiness writes
its different whites.

Comments about White by Craig Raine

  • 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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