Same, Difference

Same, Difference
For Kay

Since each is shaped
by all its drift,
by every updraft
from high cloud to ground,
in all the history of the world
a snowflake's double
can't be found.

Since each is shaped
by all its drift,
by every updraft
from snowflake to ground,
in all the history of the world
a high cloud's double
can't be found.

A world of difference flecks each word.
Nature abhors a Henry Ford.
Robert Crawford

from Full Volume (London: Jonathan Cape, 2008)

Reproduced by permission of the publisher.
Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford is Professor in the School of English at the University of St Andrews, and one of Scotland's most distinguished poet-critics. He was one of the 'New Generation' poets in 1994, a group which has proved to include some of the best poets of that generation of Scottish writers who have come to maturity in the post-devolution era. 

 

 

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