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Geoffrey Hill

(18 June 1932 / Worcestershire)

Requiem for the Plantagenet Kings


For whom the possessed sea littered, on both shores,
Ruinous arms; being fired, and for good,
To sound the constitution of just wards,
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  • Townee Towne (6/16/2006 7:41:00 PM)

    the ending line is especially effective.

    the implied sacrifice in it... but, also, the image of blood pouring out... and the saving... the erosion of even a moment of permanence... of grace period...

    oh! the diarrhea... (Report) Reply

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