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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Robert Ford lives on the east coast of Scotland. His poetry has appeared in both print and online publications in the UK and US, including Antiphon, Clear Poetry, Homestead Review and Ink, Sweat and Tears. More of his work can be found at

Robert Ford

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A welcome haunting

Calmer nights are now the worst,
their middles endless, low and uncertain,
veins rich with undreamed spaces in her sleeping;

across the familiar old room,
he comes to her then, by the window,
a polite breeze nudging at the edge of the curtain.