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Nov 11 2012

connexions: “Last Post” by Carol Ann Duffy

Original post at http://theconnexion.net/wp/?p=13039


In all my dreams, before my helpless sight, He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning. If poetry could tell it backwards, true, begin that moment shrapnel scythed you to the stinking mud … but you get up, amazed, watch bled bad blood run upwards from the slime into its wounds; see lines and lines of British boys rewind back to their trenches, [...]

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