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Keats Lives

Moya Cannon
Publisher
Carcanet Press
Price
£9.99
ISBN
9781784100605
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The Greening

The mountains, the built-up valley, drink the sky.

After a full night of summer thunder rattling from
one end of the sky to the other, of lightning and rain
battering the hard, cinnamon-coloured earth,
everything dreeps green again.

Clouds hunker among the summits
of lower mountains
and the high Alps are hidden.

Grass stands up again in the garden as tree-furred
mountainsides drink up, bringing the sky's dark into
every leaf tip,

and already under bare summits
gentians have turned thunder into
blue velvet.