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Jane McKie’s poem \"Leper Window, St Mary the Virgin\" has won the Edwin Morgan international poetry competition – winning £5,000 – at just 47 words long, that’s £106 per word.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/au … k-festival

Leper Window, St Mary the Virgin by Jane McKie

The contagion of lepers
has lifted.

The low glass, where they crouched
even lower,

remains, but their breath,
their rash, their lack

has passed into the lace
of shadows in the yard.

Where God looked
but did not touch,

the lip of sandstone
is purled with fissures.[/quote:30gm2t31]