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This poem is taken from PN Review 10, Volume 6 Number 2, November - December 1979.

Two Poems Christopher Middleton
CAROMB, VAUCLUSE

For the giant boy who plays
Alone
Pétanque in a yard

For the idiot girl
Who sings at the wrong time
Stone feet
Plunged in a dance of fish

For the white & yelping
Imbecile afloat
In the same old stream

Listen to the shriek
It is only the hirondelle

This rush of wings

Listen to the fly, it is not a fly
The buzz of weight
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