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This poem is taken from PN Review 16, Volume 7 Number 2, November - December 1980.

Two Poems C.H. Sisson

THE SPRING

Observe what's happening in the world
Is all that I can recommend
To anyone that's leaving it
-Not either bad or either good
Only desirable or not
For that, consult the animal.

And so into the ground, the earth
From which the fox looks, for he knows
By the direction of the wind
What is his fortune in the world.
And so is yours, will be the day
Of any resurrection.

Christ speaks so softly that the breeze
At lightest, is more loud than he
I speak of him because I must
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