Kerrin P. Sharpe



in the wooden tower
of this forest
the pines have cataracts
and never recognise me

I keep my horse close
a hare runs
like her bones taught her

and by the silence of the lake
a lifeless duck
the crisp fields of her wings
have all the smoothness
of closed doors

like translators
we bring home different stories
I wish I could have
written this in Swedish



Kerrin P. Sharpe’s first book Three Days in a Wishing Well was published by VUP in 2012. Her work appeared in Oxford Poets 13 (Carcanet). Her second book, There's a Medical Name for This was published August 2014 (VUP).