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This poem is taken from PN Review 14, Volume 6 Number 6, July - August 1980.

A Letter from Westmorland to Isabella Fey David Wright

Photogragh of David Wright glasses lifted reading

A LETTER FROM WESTMORLAND TO ISABELLA FEY
David Wright

Dear Isabella
             Thanks again:
Your card arrives as I return
From autumn and Azania
To an English and cold spring,
And trees alight with April snow
As Eden runs by my window.
Again I answer you in verse
To rehearse a journey to
The other country of my birth
From which I never can depart
Without a tearing of the heart
Strings that tie me lightly to it
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