PN Review Print and Online Poetry Magazine
News and Notes
Digital Access to PN Review
Access the latest issues, plus back issues of PN Review with Exact Editions For PN Review subscribers: access the PN Review digital archive via the Exact Editions app Exactly or the Exact Editions website, you will first need to know your PN Review ID number. read more
Poems Articles Interviews Reports Reviews Contributors
Gratis Ad 1
Monthly Carcanet Books
Next Issue Thomas Kinsella in conversation Jeffrey Wainwright comes to grips with St Chad Hsien Min Toh gives us a Korean perspective Iain Bamforth on Lou and Fritz: Sensible Shoes meets Starstruck Judith Bishop on Love and Self-Understanding in an Algorhythmic Age

This poem is taken from Poetry Nation 6 Number 6, 1976.

An Airman Returns Keith Chandler

Up in the blue
a vapour-trail fattens to nothingness.
Corn pouring over the bunkers
presents limp bayonets.
From the perimeter fence
hang flags of lambswool.
Stonecrop is eating the concrete apron.
The runways are flared now with willowherb.
Hangers dim with strawdust serve as barns.
...


Searching, please wait... animated waiting image