if there is night in Rubbra - it is heard
in the piano fugues for a Nachtmusik -
not a Nach-Musik that ...
if we are to believe Adorno
this is a fascist work in which Remus
is not killed and Icarus is ...
Mr Milton has real angels made
to tell a story. Raphael relates
the epic of a universe betrayed
while Michael ...
the Canterbury Tales shall narrate
no longer. the characters will give up
the chaplets of story and celebrate
themselves instead ...
my children lie in with their mother -
sleep with her again like foetuses.
daughter and younger son rediscover
sleep sweeter ...
consider the Bromsgrove poets Housman
and Geoffrey Hill - Oxford men at Cambridge.
lightfoot lads are stars that fall in Ocean ...
I stood on Ladshill behind Edgcote
and watched thundercloud over Eydon.
from my foot sprang a partridge - I noted
let me be buried in the orange flame
the solar flare of the funeral ghat
until nothing is left that ...
Larkin was wrong. dubious women draw
their daughters pentagrams - teach a curse
to quell a lover - settle a score -
the kids found a tombstone in the churchyard
barely showing on the grass - like the moon
fast waning crescent - with ...