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shades of grey, in another exhibition

It’s all right
Unless you’re either lonely or under attack.
That strange effortful
Repositioning of yourself. Laundry, shopping,
Hours, the telephone—unless misinformed—
Only ever ringing for you, if it ever does.
The night—yours to decide,
Among drink, or books, or lying there.
On your back, or curled up.
An embarrassment of poverty.
[Night by Michael Hofmann]
http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/181628
gratitude to the person or persona [unknown] bringing this poem/poet [...]

coming home

They take away our belts so that we must hold
Our trousers up. The truly mad don’t bother
And thus are oddly hobbled. Also our laces
So that our shoes do flop about our feet.
so begins Anthony Hecht’s poem ‘Coming Home’ [1976], a creative retelling of the English poet John Clare’s escape from an asylum house in Essex [...]

pale and blue

pale and blue, 2014
…is another artwork in this art exhibition:
Artworks
6 – 28 September 2014
Blackthorpe Barn
Rougham
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
IP30 9HZ
Open daily 10am-5pm