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This poem is taken from PN Review 43, Volume 11 Number 5, May - June 1985.

The Fire Graft Yann Lovelock

Not contrast but antinomies, a narrative tension:
rich-berried rowan against scarlet beech.
Walls of local limestone unravel behind them
to blue lias stormheads over Evesham Vale -
shifting of fragile light on abstract planes,
facing of Cotswold oolite on quoins and doorways.
Time would release this land the wind holds down
to break the heavy branches of a German orchard
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