Brian Wake

Rookie (Liverpool)

Brian Wake Poems

1. Into Hiding 6/8/2013
2. I Never Did Think 6/12/2013
3. Etcetera 6/12/2013
4. Counting Stars 6/12/2013
5. Leading The Blind 6/12/2013
6. Adrift 6/12/2013
7. Paradise 6/12/2013
8. Kept Simple 6/12/2013
9. Books 6/12/2013
10. Throwing Stones 6/12/2013
11. Clutching At Straw 6/12/2013
12. Buried Treasure 6/12/2013
13. Lazarus Meets The Press 6/12/2013
14. Fifty Hats 6/12/2013
15. Signs Of Spring 6/12/2013
16. Rwanda 1994 6/12/2013
17. Country Dancing 6/12/2013
18. Travelling Backwards 6/26/2013
19. Goethe's Clock 6/12/2013
Best Poem of Brian Wake

Goethe's Clock

Goethe’s clock is ticking in an empty room.
He sits quite motionless. All art, then peels
a curling strip of wallpaper from a dilapidated
wall, begins, he says, from what we know
and seeks connections everywhere. All poetry
gives probability to our disjointed world.

Goethe winds his clock each afternoon
at twenty five to four. I wind the present on,
he says, the shipwrecked man ashore. I will assert
my part in what, until a moment such as this,
has been concealed. I wind a dawn of flickering
light bulbs into something more meticulous.

Goethe winds ...

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Etcetera

We graze for hours through the densely structured arguments
about what is and what is not, the genesis of patterns framed
and hung for all to see. But we are prisoners.

Have taken for granted that a fundamental mark
of our distinction is the time somebody takes to understand
that we are not the cut-out clouds they thought, constrained
by all their own subjective contours, not mere inkblots
or the accidental shape of cattle, chiaroscuro cows abstracted

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