Honestly, I'm a Liar, & Other Balances & Imbalances

July 16, 2013

‘WISH’ BY HELEN IVORY

Filed under: poetry — Tags: , , , , , — namelessneed @ 10:15 am

“Talk soft to me,

talk gently as the night

shuffles its papers

in high offices and hilltops.

 

Talk low like cattle,

breathe hay-scented words

and I will show you the book

kept inside my coat,

 

already learnt by heart

by the nightjars that churr

to each other before daylight

setting the darkness home.”

 

Helen Ivory