Midnight In The City Of Clocks

Paperback: 56 pages
Publisher: OxfordPoets; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Oct 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1903039762
ISBN-13: 978-1903039762
Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 13.4 x 0.6 cm

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This lively second collection from a young, much-travelled writer, falls into two parts. Transit includes poems written abroad, especially in Japan, where Tobias Hill lived for two years. Back to the City is about London, from hangover to Underground; Hiroshima, and the City of Clocks, a fusion of cities and ages. They are poems crammed with a young man’s curiosity and eye for details, and show his great ability for storytelling.


from The City of Clocks

This is our destination,
the city of clocks. Block your ears
and you can hear the watches tick
in syncopation with your heart.
No two clocks are ever in time.
If we hold hands, our pulses chat

against one another, like teeth,
gauging the distances we are apart.