12 Degrees & Skiving

what began as year-long challenge has become perpetual until further notice

l’Anima Poetica – Robin Robertson

A few months ago I read Hill of Doors by Robin Robertson and his words are hammering from inside my teeth still.
He sets scenes at a measured pace, his narrative starts a frost feathering up bowel walls. The images he draws are melancholic and musical, autumn at dusk, bright and frightening. “A whicker of pigeons” and a collie’s “rib cage like a sprung trap”. Delicious.
Robert Robertson reads At Roane Head.
Sweet dreams…

2 comments on “l’Anima Poetica – Robin Robertson

  1. Mike
    October 18, 2014

    Powerful. Visceral. Shocking. Brilliant. A poetic masterpiece – thanks Kk.

    • Kittykatmandoo
      October 22, 2014

      Certainly is all that! The poem stays around, emitting moss and autumn and unquiet. I’ll put up a few more of his works in upcoming posts. Grazie mille

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