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Dark Horse Pictures by Andy Hopkins

Dark Horse Pictures
By Andy Hopkins

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Originally published by Selkirk Lapwing Press in 2007, Andy Hopkins' acclaimed poetry collection, Dark Horse Pictures, is a deep, dark labyrinth of language.

When it is winter in the soul place

there is perfect complicity
nothing small breaks curfew
everything vast is taut
every sound has no cause and is the last sound.
When it is winter in the soul place
firs loom
wind has no influence
listen
listen to the bronchia of forest.
When it is winter in the soul place
the air sits
it just is
water chatters water words to moss
ditch pool bears the meniscus weight of heaven, like Atlas.
When it is winter in the soul place
rock is backlit
there is the brackish ghost of fox
nothing else has ever paused here
but hoofed things pass...
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