Hark by R. S. Thomas

You were wrong Narcissus.

The replica of the self

is to be avoided. Echo

was right, warning you against


the malevolence of the mirrors.

Yet the scientist still bends

over his cloning, call as she may,

irrefutable beside the gene-pool.


by R. S. Thomas

from Mass for Hard Times (1992)

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