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This poem is taken from PN Review 208, Volume 39 Number 2, November - December 2012.

To Donald Davie in Heaven or wherever Gareth Reeves
Do they do prose in Heaven?
This man who thought he knew himself
too well, who knew what he could
and could not do, who gave advice
and then got cross when you took it,
who'd be able, maybe, to come up
with an argument to defend as poetry
this chopped up prose ('it depends

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