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

'Someone at least' David Constantine
`SOMEONE AT LEAST'

Someone at least reading about beauty in a room
Above the city has turned from the lamp once having heard
Her step behind him on the creaking board and until
Morning then and until, close in the eaves, birds woke
He was allowed to lie on the narrow bed with her
Under the maps that papered the sloped ceiling
Embracing her freely and planning with her journeys.
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