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This poem is taken from PN Review 146, Volume 28 Number 6, July - August 2002.

Three Poems Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Indoor Yachting

Has any mere scribbler
ever spotted or caught

that fine dramatic gesture
by which a homebody

standing down at the bed-end
flourishes a wide clean sheet and

blows it out like a spinnaker
so that the far end

will flutter down in place
where a pillow will be,

once again
getting it right?


Reflective Insulation

    'You just walk out of the world, and into Australia.'
        (D.H. Lawrence)

Dozing mere afternoon away
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