PN Review Print and Online Poetry Magazine
Most Read... Kei MillerIn the Shadow of Derek Walcott
1930–2017

(PN Review 235)
Alejandro Fernandez-OsorioPomace (trans. James Womack)
(PN Review 236)
Drew MilneTom Raworth’s Writing
‘present past improved’: Tom Raworth’s Writing

(PN Review 236)
Kate BinghamPuddle
(PN Review 236)
Eavan BolandA Lyric Voice at Bay
(PN Review 121)
Anna JacksonDear Epistle
(PN Review 235)
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
Gratis Ad 1
Gratis Ad 2
Next Issue Michelle Holmes on ‘Whitman, Alabama’ Les Murray Eight Poems Gabriel Josipovici Who Dares Wins: Reflections on Translation Maureen N. McLane Four Poems James Womack Europe (after the German of Marie Luise Kaschnitz)

This poem is taken from PN Review 227, Volume 42 Number 3, January - February 2016.

spandrels Drew Milne
the spandrels go dark
        but not in any rushes
        then not quite warmth
        more draining scarred
        and some guest studio
        some greatness flames
        thinking a lived cage
        and a bussed argument
        takes to colour glass
        where old house dries
        a mould comes through
        and these lack filler
        lack any hidden depth

the spandrels go dark
        spelling archest cups
        pretty rich gargoyles
...


Searching, please wait... animated waiting image