Craig Raine

(1944 / Shildon, United Kingdom)

Craig Raine Poems

1. White 8/25/2016
2. In The Kalahari Desert 1/13/2003
3. Nature Study 1/13/2003
4. In Modern Dress 1/13/2003
5. City Gent 1/13/2003
6. An Attempt At Jealousy 1/13/2003
7. Dandelions 1/13/2003
8. A Martian Sends A Postcard Home 1/13/2003
9. The Onion, Memory 1/13/2003

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The Onion, Memory

Divorced, but friends again at last,
we walk old ground together
in bright blue uncomplicated weather.
We laugh and pause
to hack to bits these tiny dinosaurs,
prehistoric, crenelated, cast
between the tractor ruts in mud.

On the green, a junior Douglas Fairbanks,
swinging on the chestnut's unlit chandelier,
defies the corporation spears--
a single rank around the bole,
rusty with blood.
Green, tacky phalluses curve up, romance
A gust--the old flag blazes on its pole.

In the village bakery
the pastry babies pass
from milky slump to crusty...

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