Sean Borodale

Sean Borodale is the author of Notes for an Atlas, a topographical poem written while walking around London, and two collections of poetry, Bee Journal and Human Work, both published by Cape.

Two Poems

Sean Borodale, 13 July 2017

Sludge Pit Hole, at Surface

Dry day on the plateau when everything is very dry;     when stone is bone, butterfly is wire;

when everything has exceeded its limit, lost its flint click in grasses,

only the brass grasses bend and twitch     dulling clatter green

when breath goes dry; its open mouth, drained sinkhole,


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