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Kathleen JamieEssays and Poems on Her work$
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Rachel Falconer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780748696000

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696000.001.0001

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To KJ, in her Attic

To KJ, in her Attic

(p.146) To KJ, in her Attic
Kathleen Jamie
Rachel Falconer
Edinburgh University Press

Gifts, elegies and regrets

unscroll in mid-life:

the view out the window

and the light inside.

The games, the twice-locked code,

the hall of facing mirrors –

leave that to the kids.

They’ll make a better fist of it.

For us remains still life,

the bowl of earthly fruit, slightly gone …...

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