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

Where Art is a Midwife Tom Paulin
In the third decade of March,
A Tuesday in the town of Z -

The censors are on day-release.
They must learn about literature.

There are things called ironies,
Also symbols, which carry meaning.

The types of ambiguity
Are as numerous as the enemies
...


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