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Poem by Mary Hobson


Eclipse


It seems unreasonable to complain
that joy cannot be whole again.
I knew the risk.
I knew that it could suffer the eclipse
that marks each rounded moment
with its dark elipse,
that shadows each bright disc.
I knew the risk Ц
but who could guess the pain?

September 24th, 2000

Mary Hobson


Mary Hobson's other poems:
  1. Laundry Blues
  2. The Counsellors
  3. Summer in Zaraisk or Who wrote Shakespeare?
  4. Waterloo Station
  5. Now I will always know that you died


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