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This poem is taken from PN Review 231, Volume 43 Number 1, September - October 2016.

Three Poems Karl O'Hanlon
At Blue Bridge


At Blue Bridge the locks juddering with rain
loop the mind; so thinking
puts in my place an artist of pain
-staking stillness: Breton, minor, with works

uncelebrated but sold; how he collects
complexities of hurried light
and torcs, silver tongues
hurled, comprehends their inner sleight,

intensive motion. He moves
like a waterlogged stump loving
his station, meticulously proves
the static–transitory meaning of moving.

Hunted Deer

Mystique of keratin

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