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5 June 2023

The NS Poem: Rotterdam

A new poem by John Kinsella.

By John Kinsella

Watching a stork
fly slow-rapid
white light
in Rotterdam
over the shallow
waters of the pond
in Museumpark
which features
an exhibition
of reflections
one of which
is the stork’s –
a shimmer
of slow exposure –
and one of which
is mine: falling
upwards out
of the aperture.

John Kinsella is an Australian poet. His collections include “Drowning in Wheat” and “Insomnia” (Picador)

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This article appears in the 07 Jun 2023 issue of the New Statesman, The Reeves Doctrine