The Dead Sound

Perfum Bottle



Looking back, 

I knew it was over:


the way you hear

a pot break


and you can tell,

with no sign


of a crack, just by

the dead sound it makes


that it's gone, that it's

only a matter fo time.


by Robin Robertson


Robin Robertson (b. 1955) is an award-winning poet, hailing from Scone, in Perthshire, but now living and working in London. He is the winner of the 1997 and 2006 Forward Poetry Prize and winner of the Scottish Arts Council Poetry Award. He was also shortlisted for the 2006 T. S. Eliot Prize.



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