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This poem is taken from Poetry Nation 3 Number 3, 1974.

In the Park Colin Falck

A morning of spent gales and drifting clouds -
The summer breaking up. A transition,
Catching us unawares . . .

The park in the early morning.
Seagulls coasting into the wind
And a single man in uniform walking purposefully across
miles of grass.

Is it the patience of a bent spring, or etiolation? -

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