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This poem is taken from PN Review 201, Volume 38 Number 1, September - October 2011.

Five Dreams and Jacob in the Afternoon Fiona Sampson
Five Dreams
A liquid perspective exists in this sky...
                                - Miguel Anxo Fern├ín Vello


Camera Lucida

What loves these things,
seeding them in you
like the white
persistent hands of poppy-sprouts
that tumble with the turned earth -

the home you dream of,
a condition of air
ungraspable as the smell of rain
on bright mornings?
Refracted by shining pavements,

or the tender light
...


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