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CONTENTS

  • "What colour is ambrosia?"
  • Herodotus in Egypt remembers Delos
  • For Jake from Samothrace
  • The Return
  • Channels
  • Poet
  • Homo Ludens
  • Imperatives
  • Facing East
  • Sculptor
Herodotus in Egypt remembers Delos

The ground verdigris, fluffy with young mosquitoes. Waters sacred as these, as fatted with reeds. Bronze palm planted to Sun. Lizards, Nile alligators, hindquarters rolling on granite sphinx-chippings. Air salted with confident brown larks. Travelling, you remember (mind upturning these foreign priests, finding the causes) that stamensummit: white long unbloody altar, giddy blues under you, calyx of bronze Flat islands unfolding; blind.

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