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This poem is taken from PN Review 20, Volume 7 Number 6, July - August 1981.

'Look' Grevel Lindop

     i.

Only the eye can talk
about the glitter of silk:
kept in the memory, under glass,
like flowers or feathers it fades
to a merely average brightness
until you turn again to look
and the seeing like a spark
ignites the same flame-radiance.

     ii.

I can compare it only
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