The Book of the Snow (by François Jacqmin, translated by Philip Mosley)

Original Text: 
François Jacqmin, The Book of the Snow, trans. Philip Mosley (Todmorden, UK: Arc Publications, 2010). This poem is reproduced on the Griffin Prize Web Site (from a volume on the 2011 International Shortlist).
1Hounded by the night, the snow pushed the door
2and advanced to the heart of the abode.
3It penetrated
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RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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