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Unread 09-13-2019, 03:59 AM
Matt Q Matt Q is offline
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FWIW, I'd read "skulk" in the first sense of the above definition, such that it could be paraphrased as "the sky with its skulking and faltering".

'smur', was new to me too, but it has a great sound and seemed to make sense from that, suggesting to me something between 'smudge' and 'blur', and since that seemed to fit very well, I confess I didn't look it up when I read the poem. (I have just done so).
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