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This poem is taken from Poetry Nation 5 Number 5, 1975.

from 'An Autumn Notebook' John Mole

II
Late Romantic

Hollyhocks, our
pair of them -
pure Tennyson.

It takes more
than a garden fence
to blast romance -

In verse they
hang heavily,
here they hang heavily

with dust on three
closed blooms,
their leaves skeletons.


III
Little Storms


bother at glass.
Their wet batters.

Hollows of the garden
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