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Christopher North


All the wired mess, racing digits,
twinkling lights, bulbs and clocks,
plink into sudden nothing

and switched on:

a leaf then leaves,
a stone then stones,
then all the streaming shadows of the sierra.



This poem won the Bill Winter Award at the Poetry on the Lake Festival in 2005. It is included in the bilingual collection 'Al Otro Lado del Aguilar' (Oversteps Books) ISBN 978 1 906856 18 2 which was co-authored with the poet Terry Gifford.


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