Saskia Hamilton Poems

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The Song In The Dream

The song itself had hinges. The clasp on the eighteenth-century Bible
had hinges, which creaked; when you released the catch,
the book would sigh and expand.

The First Evening

Listen to that drumming, so light it skims along the surface
like the birds at dusk dipping down to the water,
or a nonsense rhyme going on below the song.


You were hired by the tools in the box and set to work.
How to hold a stone. How to throw it.

The project took a long time, you had to

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