Poetry

Television

JAMES POLLOCK

This medium who sees visions at a distance

and reveals them to you upon demand,

channels all she can with the assistance

of one remote control to guide the hand.

The full depth of the trance all this induces,

transfixing the eye with what it views,

depends on the emotion this produces,

and on how much grief one has to lose.

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JAMES POLLOCK

James Pollock is the author of Sailing to Babylon (Able Muse Press) and You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada (Porcupine’s Quill). He has been a finalist for both the Griffin Poetry Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry. He lives in Madison, WI, and at www.jamespollock.org.


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