Friday, 25 December 2015

Sudden Prose Reprints: Peter Riley's Greek Passages (Shearsman, 2009), seventh and final selection

Here is the seventh and final prose poem from Greek Passages: 

Bright sunlight, sharpening the edges of the house, the blazing secret of it, the day. / A reason for coming here. And gathering messages from petals on the stony hillsides and the feathers of birds in flight, and small moths hesitating on grass stalks. / The hopes and fears of peoples, cast on the sea shattered into particles of light

You can purchase the collection directly from the publisher here.

1 comment:

Vasiliki Albedo said...

Wonderful, really captures the spirit of Greece at this moment in time with its closing line.