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29 Sep17

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Heidi at Bloodaxe Books

poetry favourites:
Science Museum
John Jarrold Printing Museum

 

and in the shop…
collections –
(forthcoming) “Return by Minor Road”,
“The Print Museum”
and
“Electric Shadow”
Bloodaxe Books

 

 

 

Furniture

      ‘Poets work with two materials,
      one’s black, one’s white.’
          Glyn Maxwell, On Poetry

 
They say the weight of a full Kindle
is as slight as the weight of a soul,
that the substance of a Tweet
decays in just three hours:
do words weigh less in cyberspace?
 
Once even the gaps between words
were leaden, and each unremarked
space shouldered its own packed mass:
the same way the rooms in my house
still bear the shapes of moved furniture.
 
All absences hold their own
weight – the same way the silence
sings after the song, or the way
you might knock every minute against,
and find your life shaped by, a want.
 

Heidi Williamson

in collection, The Print Museum, 2016, Bloodaxe Books,
ISBN 978-1-7803729-2-1