Poetry International Poetry International
Poem

Andrew McMillan

finally

finally

finally

a day will come      when
woken by the xylophone
of sunthroughblinds
you’ll realize

that the beach was not the place
where horses tore the sand
to ribbon

that the scent of him has lifted
from the last of the sheets
that he isn’t coming back

that it hasn’t rained
but the birds are pretending that it has
so they can sing
Close

finally

a day will come      when
woken by the xylophone
of sunthroughblinds
you’ll realize

that the beach was not the place
where horses tore the sand
to ribbon

that the scent of him has lifted
from the last of the sheets
that he isn’t coming back

that it hasn’t rained
but the birds are pretending that it has
so they can sing

finally

Sponsors
Gemeente Rotterdam
Nederlands Letterenfonds
Stichting Van Beuningen Peterich-fonds
Prins Bernhard cultuurfonds
Lira fonds
Partners
LantarenVenster – Verhalenhuis Belvédère