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‘Fragments from Noticing’ and ‘Edge/Untitled’ by Gillian Prew

Fragments from Noticing

 
 i
  
 The wick, uprooted/ left of light –
 ice-shawl thawing to the leaf-ends
 dissolves to the rain/ the rain’s bloom.
  
 ii
  
 Wet-edge/wet-air
 lifts the birds dampening
 to the rim of cloud quietly.
  
 iii
  
 Not-evening/
 a dimming seam
 behind the treeline/rising
 a black whir of crows.
  
 iv
  
 Opposite/
    unfastened flowers
 mantling the stone/summer’s
 tumbled frock.
  
 v
  
 Mirror-firth/silver
 with sky, with gulls’ backs.
  
 vi
  
 A dug-in place/a shadow.
 A black edge/a knuckle/a grave.
  
 Fragments from Noticing is © Gillian Prew

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Edge/Untitled

 
Waiting among ghosts on the bursting stone/
white of memory/the wild weeds moved-in.

White of the rushing sea/ the gull backs/the moon.

   Waiting/as if
a blue-lit eye/a voice of glass/a leaf-sway –
                                rain.

As if the rain a slow-motion dust.

The past –
     a field/a room.

Wearing the grasses/the books
letting go/not letting go.

These pieces corrupted by time.
Small-sound stories half-writ.

The past whittled to white/and 
it is ready a cut-through bone.

Edge/Untitled is © Gillian Prew