Title: The Violinist in Spring


In: Sport 31: Spring 2003

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, November 2003

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 31: Spring 2003

The Violinist in Spring

page 59

The Violinist in Spring

A brightness illuminates my heart,
like two pots of tea, drunk quick.

In the Botanical Gardens
the daffodils are pushing through

and the river walks along beside,
guides me like a toreador
with flashes of light

and knowledge
is imprinted in my hands.

The gist of all my meaning
is kept here, and everything

can be understood
in the quick at the turning-point
of the joint of wrist or finger.

I hold my hands out from me
as if they are holding light

as if this might be taken from me.