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Poem of the Day
A Cold and Frosty Morning
Our voices treble to the frost. We breathe itTaken from 'The Choir Outing'...
Standing close. Our fingers touch. The car's
Black roof is damasked with reflected leaves.
Look. Three small clouds, empty as semibreves.
Your autumn jacket's creamy, new-shop smell
Mingles with breakfast's. Sunlight from a vase
Skates on the window. Did we know we heard
Janáček through the open door? A bird.
You climb in, start the car before we kiss.
I wave. You wave and then you drive away.
We start another ordinary day.
And then you die. And I remember this.
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