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Philip Booth

You’ve learned by now
to wait without waiting;

as if it were dusk
look into light falling:
in deep relief

things even out. Be
careless of nothing. See
what you see.

— Philip Booth, from “How to See Deer,” Lifelines: Selected Poems 1950-1999. (Penguin Books, October 1, 2000) Originally published 1999.

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