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This poem is taken from PN Review 1, Volume 4 Number 1, October - December 1977.

Seven Poems Dick Davis

TRAVELLING

1. Pastoral
Wild lavender and mint;
                    the mind's bemused
Sheep browse-cropping the serious anecdote,
Eschewing the dust of small-talk.
                               Nearby,

Reason is a small boy who throws stones, sends
His yapping dog, to guide the errant flock.

2. An Arrival
Stranger accept the little that is given-
The evening crowds, the quick unlooked-for smile
And the benediction of the sunset:
                           who knows
But the tryst with the unknown god is here?

WITTGENSTEIN IN GALWAY
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