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

Soft Days after Snow Jeremy Hooker
Soft days after snow,
  snowdrops
under sycamores beside the stream,
earth brown and crumbling.

Now the dark gleams softly
under catkins and water below,
alight in the February sun.
And I who desired
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