James Fenton

Poems of James Fenton

1. A German Requiem 10/14/2005
2. God, A Poem 4/20/2003
3. In Paris With You 4/20/2003
4. Wind 10/14/2005


This is the wind, the wind in a field of corn.
Great crowds are fleeing from a major disaster
Down the green valleys, the long swaying wadis,
Down through the beautiful catastrophe of wind.

Families, tribes, nations, and their livestock
Have heard something, seen something. An expectation
Or a gigantic misunderstanding has swept over the hilltop
Bending the ear of the hedgerow with stories of fire and sword.

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