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 Fathom 1995

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Poetry

Graham Touchie (4)
Jay White
Jacob Towers
Peggy Apostolides
Erica Spenser
M.M.
Kathy Mac (4)
T. Gaoh
Rob Hutten
Guillaume van Moorsel

Prose

Karen Smith
M.M.
C.A. Garbutt
Urs Frei

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Guillaume van Moorsel

 

 

The Garden Revisited
for Mark Strand

You lean over these words, late and
alone. Between the eye and the page, something
bolts to life, something
with the jagged legs of deer. Even now, it shimmers,
when my father bent like a stalk to my
mother’s ear, as if to say “the garden suspended in time”
paused to reflect on her hair, the roses tangled
beside her. A darkness wells up, the light trickles down,
seeps between the leaves of the chestnut tree. It
was not said, and the shimmer of not saying it
filled the folds of her dress, settled into that eternal chair.
All the birds darting among aphid wings of whispers
peck stars out of the evening – have come to roost, shining,
in the brim of my father’s hat.

 

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