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This poem is taken from Poetry Nation 2 Number 2, 1974.

Festival Notebook Kingsley Amis

CLOSING SCENES of the Salisbury Festival:
Haydn and Mozart in St. Edmund's Church,
A building soon to be deconsecrated
Because irrelevant to civic needs
And turned into a meaningful hotel.
Involuntarily the mind throws up
Fancies of Japanese, back from Stonehenge,
Quaffing keg bitter by the pulpit stair,
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