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

The Song that Sounds Like This James Fenton

  Have you not heard the song
  The Song That Sounds Like This
When skies are overcast and looks grow long
  And Radio Three
  Is all your tea-time company.
The last of the first infusion comes so strong
  The apostle spoon wakes up
  And clambers from the cup.
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