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This poem is taken from PN Review 242, Volume 44 Number 6, July - August 2018.

Like, Elizabeth Bishop
Delivered by the Oxford Professor of Poetry on 1 March 2018, Examination Schools, Oxford
Simon Armitage
I’LL BEGIN WITH A FEW QUOTES, all taken from Geography III. Here’s the first:

Iberia in shape resembles
a stretched-out hide, its breadth
running north to south,
the neck pointing east.

And the second quote:

The same is true of whales
of differing shape and size;
from their snouts columns of water are blown out
which to those looking on
appear like tall thin clouds.

And finally:        
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