As Is


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The cosmos set in motion
by a hidden hand,
the world-top wobbling,
an imperceptible bob,
but on a true course,
everything in its place . . .

Sometime during the night
that same hand woke me:
You are older and older . . .
And even darkness dimmed,
its hood over my head,
its game The Terrors.
All to plan, the darkness said.
And no star altered

Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician, came to poetry late but has enjoyed a large number of publications in the past 10 years, recently gaining airplay for his poems and songs in the U.K., Australia and the U.S.A. The So-Called Sonnets, is his first book, which this audio poem is an excerpt from. More information can be found on his website: