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This poem is taken from PN Review 6, Volume 5 Number 2, January - March 1979.

Four Poems Jeremy Hooker

AT THE STATUE OF ISAAC WATTS

1.
Image set
Among sticky buds:

Dated, the marble
Establishes a prodigal
Home for good.

Clear through traffic,
Trains and horns
The Civic Centre chimes
'Our God, our help . . .'

2.
The measured tide
Moves congregations;
Its undertow sways
Outside the walls.

Across the narrow sea
From Western Shore
(Refinery hazy
Under the Forest)
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