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TLS -“Too Much Light" by Clive James
« : 09.10.12 at 12:33 »
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“Too Much Light”
 
By Clive James
 
Published: 5 October 2012
 
M y cataracts invest the bright spring day  
With extra glory, with a glow that stings.  
The shimmering shields above the college gates –  
Heraldic remnants of the queens and kings –  
Flaunt liquid paint here at the end of things  
When my vitality at last abates,  
And all these forms bleed, spread and make a blur  
Of what, to second sight, they are and were.  
 
And now I slowly pace, a stricken beast,  
Across a lawn which must be half immersed  
In crocuses and daffodils, but I  
Can only see for sure the colours burst  
And coalesce as if they were the first  
Flowers I ever saw. Thus, should I die,  
I’ll go back through the gate I entered when  
My eyes were stunned, as now they are again.  
 
CLIVE JAMES  
 
Kevin Cryan
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