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This poem is taken from PN Review 150, Volume 29 Number 4, March - April 2003.

Five Short Poems Bill Manhire

Unusual Film Idea

Along the corridor little lights always come on at the side.
He was carrying her photograph in one hand
and more or less dragging the child.


Song

i.m. Margaret Aitken

Oh will you not come to Camperdown Park, Dundee,
And will you not stay there awhile with me?

It was completed long ago in 1828.
If you would travel, Margaret, I would wait


Screen Saver

A distant smudge of mist...
but he is thinking of her face.
Would you like to go there?
You can travel in my place.


The News

A few survivors run for cover.

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Each night at six we all go live to death.
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