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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

84/100 Erling glides in a trance




And as for thy brothers, one
Has a skull square as an ox,
And Erling glides in a trance
Through bell and psalm and secret,
A cold mouth in the godstreams.

[from ‘Rose’, The five voyages of Arnor, 3, Viking Testament, George Mackay Brown, 'Selected poems 1952-1992']

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