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

'An Entertainment for David Wright on his being Sixty' W.S. Graham

David, I'm not a kick
Ball player sold to Celtic
Coming to see you only
Because you are sixty.
You being sixty
Is not my concern.
But because I am asked
To say something across
The writing shires of England
To you my dear old friend,
I'm here. I'm here.I'm here.
It's me that's you that's sixty
Speaking across the falling.
I like you fine but this
Writing before people
To a man because he's sixty
Escapes me. We are all
In our own private sixties
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