Peter Porter Quote

The channels of our lives are blocked,
The hand is stopped upon the clock,
No one can say why hearts will break
And marriages are all opaque:
A map of loss, some posted cards,
The living house reduced to shards,
The abstract hell of memory,
The pointlessness of poetry.


The Cost of Seriousness (1978)

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The channels of our lives are blocked, The hand is stopped upon the clock, No one can say why hearts will break And marriages are all opaque: A map...

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The channels of our lives are blocked, The hand is stopped upon the clock, No one can say why hearts will break And marriages are all opaque: A map...

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The channels of our lives are blocked, The hand is stopped upon the clock, No one can say why hearts will break And marriages are all opaque: A map...

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The channels of our lives are blocked, The hand is stopped upon the clock, No one can say why hearts will break And marriages are all opaque: A map...