John Burnside: The Night Ferry

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Give me these years again and I will

spend them wisely.

Done with the compass; done, now, with the chart.

The ferry at the dock, lit

stern to prow,

the next life like a footfall in my heart.

Read this marvellous poem in its entirety here:

https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/n24/john-burnside/the-night-ferry

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