Simon Brittan


In yours
all diversity of light
is one clarity.

No lake,
even in the stillest hour,
even in the white hour before swans,
is so self-possessed
or cool.



Simon Brittan, b. 1959 in Birmingham, England; educated all over Europe; taught at schools and universities in England, mainland Europe and the US. Published two volumes of poetry and had two plays performed in Europe; numerous academic publications, reviews, and poems in various magazines.  Now lives in Athens, GA.