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Poem of the Day
Smiling, turning, faster than the shutter,Taken from 'New Poetries II'...
faces draw in the light, the bodies slide
into the deep room's furniture,
their outlines radiant, their white
unfinished lives still bristle up against
the surface of the world they left, which gives
them back, not at the moment when they stopped,
but at the moment, moving, when surprise
caught on the air around them and they span
into stillness in a trail of movement
which leads into as it bleeds out of them.
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