hilltop

Original Text: 
Bertram Brooker, Sounds Assembling: The Poetry of Bertram Brooker, ed. Birk Sproxton (Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1980): 25. PS8503 .R62 S69 Robarts Library
1who is that on the hilltop
2drawing into himself the erect new rosy shafts of early sun
3the sides of him
4and the straight calm angles of his face
5are spangled with glory
6new marchings are coming up the sky
7new spears of red sharp strength are clashing noiselessly in the broken and suddenly sighing air
8is he offering himself
9but he has nothing
10you can see he has no possessions
11himself he is offering
12his own worth as a being
13and as a man
14and as a pool of quiet for the downshine of the sun
15and as an aspirer
16to
17the
18whiteness
19and
20height
21of stars
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire / Sharine Leung
RPO Edition: 
2011
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