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This poem is taken from PN Review 54, Volume 13 Number 4, March - April 1987.

Low-Flying Aircraft John Ash

Amyntas
Strephon
Eunice, a lady from Harlem

Scene 1

 AMYNTAS:
How unnerving the country is today!
It's too elaborate,

   STREPHON:
                  and sad.

   AMYNTAS:
  But con fuoco . . .

   STREPHON:
           in a late romantic way.

   AMYNTAS:
These clouds are too fast for me.
At home they seem to keep their place,
Like flags above the buildings,
...


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