Title: Sport 33

Editor: Fergus Barrowman

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, 2005

Part of: Sport

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Sport 33: Spring 2005

Andrew Johnston

page 66

Andrew Johnston

In the cemetery

The dead are not here,
sunbathing in their granite suits.

Or have become these birds:
the serin serenades itself,

the redstart stars
in its own black night of feathers,

stops on top of a sepulchre
to let its hymn cross

into gossip—this
crisp ripping of

these, our

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Robins hover
during the meeting
over the reddening vine.

I can no longer hear you
but sometimes I can see
what you were saying.