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

The Austrians after Sadowa (1866) Michael Hofmann
They live as well as they can - the irony
of a small people living in a small country
that was once an empire, with its own navy
and foreign policy, administration and style.
In this century of their loss, they have had
more than their share of innovators; dominating
in philosophy, science, psychology, the arts . . .
After the death of power, the lightning of analysis.
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