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Ekphrasis in an Essex Sculpture Garden. Poetry by Michael Bartholomew-Biggs

Ekphrasis in an Essex Sculpture Garden  - an allegory of choosing and being chosen 1 – The Artefact I don’t suppose a poet will pick me, the only sculpture in this place that’s broken. Even apples in the nearby trees  redden with embarrassment when anybody walks towards me in this unobtrusive corner  where they dumped me when corrosion took away my crowning ring. Without it, I might look as if I had some function – Water pump?  Theodolite?   A long-forgotten ice-h...

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