Heiligenshein : Petrarch Sonnets 160 - 180 - Peter Hughes

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Heiligenshein : Petrarch Sonnets 160 - 180 - Peter Hughes

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  • Heiligenschein : Petrarch Sonnets 160 - 180 ~ Peter Hughes

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    Tutto ’l dì piango; e poi la notte, quando

    suddenly a night wind flaps the canvas
    & elevates the smells of the fairground
    through temporary gaps in the racket
    before the mingled musics wash back in

    with Roy Orbison Girls Aloud Dire Straits
    well-oiled waltzers & cracked generators
    something almost edible yet fetid
    swoops past the nostrils & rings distant bells

    my catalogue of over-reactions
    slightly foxed & increasingly unbound
    my contents open to the elements

    the big wheel shovels us out of the smoke
    up into a clarity of starlight
    then back towards the rubbish bins &a