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This poem is taken from PN Review 211, Volume 39 Number 5, May - June 2013.

Village Music (after Johannes Bobrowski) John Hartley Williams
after Johannes Bobrowski, 'Dorfmusik'

Final boat on which I stand
with no hat and tangled hair
riding four white boards of oak
and a rue-sprig in my hand
friends are walking to and fro
             someone plays the trumpet
             someone plays trombone
...


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