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This poem is taken from PN Review 221, Volume 41 Number 3, January - February 2015.

‘The Latter Days’ and Other Poems Robert Gray
The Dark Sisters
for Stephen Edgar and Judy Beveridge

If it’s possible
as you travel
you might turn north and see Glencoe.
Some will say no,
keep a sense
of the Renaissance
about you (which ought to include the brutal
along with heroic marble,
and the Prince
in his insolence).
I know that you are not among those
who choose
to ignore what history shows us to be
beneath our grandiosity.
If you go,
be sure it’s late of a long afternoon (although

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