Pelt (by Michael Symmons Roberts)

Original Text: 
Michael Symmons Roberts, Corpus (London: Jonathan Cape, 2004). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2005 International Shortlist).
1I found the world's pelt
2nailed to the picture-rail
3of a box-room in a cheap hotel.
4So that's why rivers dry to scabs,
The rest of the poem cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2011