Wednesday, November 12, 2014

New Poetry by Stuart Barnes

The Night, The Dream
after Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Hanging Man’
Dreaming’s an art. Dreams can be re-created
Brushing the questions aside with a gesture of dreaming
draws on the night at last; the dream draws on.
Will speak to me in dream
Dreams drip to stone. Barracks and salt marsh blaze
a dream the world breathed sleeping and forgot.
- Stuart Barnes 2014
†a cento sourced from Gwen Harwood’s ‘Dreaming’s an Art’, Rosemary Dobson’s ‘Wonder’, Judith Wright’s ‘Sonnet’, Rosemary Dobson’s ‘Poems from Pausanias’, Gwen Harwood’s ‘Oyster Cove’, Judith Wright’s ‘Bora Ring’; title from The Cure’s ‘The Dream’ 

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