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This poem is taken from PN Review 44, Volume 11 Number 6, July - August 1985.

Herodotus in Egypt Remembers Delos Ruth Padel

The ground verdigris, fluffy with young mosquitoes.
      Waters
sacred as these, as fatted with reeds. Bronze palms planted
to Sun. Lizards, Nile alligators, hindquarters
rolling on granite sphinx-chippings. Air salted with
      confident
brown larks. Travelling, you remember (mind
upturning these foreign priests, find-
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