Adam Horovitz once told me he could hear music in the poetry of chemical words and terms. Well, his words in this collection sing to me. The love-themed poems are sometimes personal and sometimes grand in scale. Here are excerpts from some of my favourites below.
‘The Singing Street’transported me to a childhood memory in Sunderland:
I knock again.
Are you in pain?I ask,and Can I help?
The duet become opera and I retreat,
hot faced and frightened, to the singing street.
‘Experiment’ really spoke to my love of science. This poem reminded me of certain feelings that I have experienced. Here is the opening verse:
Here is my hand. If I reach out
and let the nerves beneath my fingers’ skin
shiver in sympathy with yours
I believe that my head will electrify itself,
split apart from the atom of my lips,
create a fiery, autonomic…
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