Sunday, 20 October 2013

Looking by C. H. Sisson


Look, looker, if you will,
But what you see,
That shape, that colour, still
Is no-wise me.

So beauty is a dream
And ugliness the same:
To seem, to seem, to seem
Is all that’s in a name.

C. H. Sisson, Antidotes (Manchester: Carcanet, 1991), 40.

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