Anthony Adler


for Tom Patterson

In every movement there is always stillness:
bear in mind the arrow is transformed in flight,
remember how the sharpest knife cuts safest.

And the patience taken making things that can’t
be seen by light alone, to leave a blank page
with a perfect letter, nothing more or less.


ANTHONY ADLER is the editor of Hatstand Books. He has performed at the Barbican, the Southbank Centre, and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.


Read more by Anthony Adler:

Poem at the Poetry Society
Poem at Young British Poets Blog
Poem at Pomegranate
Another poem at Pomegranate