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This poem is taken from PN Review 36, Volume 10 Number 4, March - April 1984.

A Winter's Tale Andrew Waterman
Woodpigeons brooding in a sunlit glade.
From the hollow-rooted tree by the green pond
sudden to glimpse a dragonfly's blue blade
glitter then gone; day-dreams and water-sound;

and 'such a day tomorrow as today,
and to be boy eternal'. Other weather
tobogganing-time, sharp autumn, foaming may,
varying, drew rich pattern's threads together.
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