Astonished / Petrified (by Don McKay)

Original Text: 
Don McKay, Strike/Slip (Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2006). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from the winning volume on the 2007 Canadian Shortlist).
1Astonished--
2astounded, astonied, astunned, stopped short
3and turned toward stone, the moment
4filling with its slow
5stratified time. Standing there, your face
6cratered by its gawk,
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011