Monday 29 February 2016

Anneke Brassinga - Colossus


So as to write like none other you must first
read all that has ever been written, know all
that has been thought and said since Adam. Only then

is there a chance to add something incomparable.
Set to, you surely can: be humble enough
to spare yourself not one iota of what’s

gone before, from alpha on. When once the reading’s done
you’ll be cubits taller and more ruthless
than yourself – inimitable shadow that flashingly

flings itself at what remains still to be said.

To see the original poem, go to here

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