Title: Evanescence

Author: Kerry Popplewell

In: Sport 32: Summer 2004

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, December 2004

Part of: Sport

Keywords: Verse Literature

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Sport 32: Summer 2004

Kerry Popplewell — Evanescence

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Kerry Popplewell


after Rilke
Leaves are falling, falling in water—
and the water falling
slow over stones.

Around us, minutes are falling—
a mist too fine to be visible
but we sense the damp on our skin

as we sense our cells dissolving
faster than sunlight which flows
across the green flank of a hill.