Ape of Form
the hour adheres to my purpose:
to have known suffering
nebulously, kept our life bound
by the mutation
of dominion and great buildings
illustriously decorated, and locked gates
and fire within.
I have not changed a great deal
has changed. My moody riverside kingdom
burnt, focal and flightless,
and its deft dead
and their cold, yabbering hearts.
DOMINIC LEONARD’s pamphlet of medieval centos, love, bring myself was a Poetry Book Society Selection. In 2019 he received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors. He lives and teaches in London.