Tender Taxes by Jo Shapcott

Tender Taxes

Jo Shapcott

Shapcott's imaginative 'versions' of Rilke's French poems are sexy, intriguing and worth lingering on, although by no means an easy read, nor one I'd recomment to someone new to poetry. However for the more experienced reader it is an exhilarating challenge.

Extract


Space folds against space,
petal touches petal;
you look at me
as though you want to fall in.

from Rosa Nitida

Parallels
  • The Eyes by Don Patterson
  • Spilt Milk by Sarah Maguire

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