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This poem is taken from PN Review 210, Volume 39 Number 4, March - April 2013.

Two Poems Janet Montefiore
Illuminations

Drawing my own illuminated A
for History homework led me to the Fitz-
william Museum's parchment manuscripts,
whose unknown Latin fascinated me.
Gazing through burnished pillars of an H
at tiny men bent low to cut their corn
or through the arch of O at a green lawn
...


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