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Wednesday, 10 December 2014 16:00:54

There's a satisfying rhythm to the words as they came to me.  But how - if at all - to punctuate them?  This is only one possible layout:

The sea is visible again;  

the mist rolls back -

but shyly. We see  

not as through a glass darkly

but through suburban lace.

The effect of lace curtains like mist  (and vice vera) is what I want. The next part I'm not so sure about.

We make out what we can:

the headlands, the islands and

a shapeless mark 

on what would be the horizon.

 



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