A Glass of Water by David Musgrave

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    [mp3=http://jpicforum.info/audio-poem-of-the-day/david-musgrave_a-glass-of-water.mp3]A Glass of Water by David Musgrave[/mp3]

    [fieldset=A Glass of Water by David Musgrave (b. 1965)]
              Un seul verre d’eau éclaire le monde Cocteau
              Only one water glass lights the Cocteau world

    Behind the wedding couple, a mirror harbours
    their reception.
    Outside, from the verandah, the harbour mirrors
    the exception
    of city from sky, hills snug with houses
    and a glass of water standing on the railing,
    half empty or half full. In the failing
    afternoon light
    brightening buildings counterpoint the darkness,
    glinting upside-
    down inside the glass, and the newly-weds,
    seen from outside
    joining hand to hand for the wedding reel,
    glide under its meniscus, head over heels. [/fieldset]


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    David Musgrave, "A Glass of Water" audio from Open Water, Audio CD, River Road Press, 2007; text from Phantom Limb, John Leonard Press, 2010: by permission of River Road Press and the poet. Copyright © 2007, 2010 by David Musgrave.

    Source: Open Water (River Road Press, 2007)
     
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