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This poem is taken from PN Review 24, Volume 8 Number 4, March - April 1982.

On the Fly-leaf of a King James Bible Clive Wilmer

      Now in our needy time,
      These words so flush with hope
Probe at the heart that aches toward the past
      For the god not yet come.

      Cadence and phrase and tone-
      Derived by Jacobean
Divines from Tyndale and from Coverdale,
      Refined-gain resonance.

      A rhythm draws the mind

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