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    Carol Ann Duffy - Night Marriage


    by poetictouch

    Carol Ann Duffy reads her poem Night Marriage

    Night Marriage
    by Carol Ann Duffy (1955-)

    When I turn off the light
    and the dark mile between us
    crumples and falls,
    you slip from yourself
    to wait for me in my sleep,
    the face of the moon sinking into a cloud.
    or I wake bereaved,
    from the long hours
    I spend in your dreams,
    an owl in the forest crying its soft vowels,
    dark fish swimming under the river's skin.
    Night marriage. The small hours join us,
    face to face as we sleep and dream;
    the whole of the huge night is our room.