Kingsley Amis Poems

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1.
Wasted

That cold winter evening
The fire would not draw,
And the whole family hung
Over the dismal grate
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2.
Untitled

Things tell less and less:
The news impersonal
And from afar; no book
Worth wrenching off the shelf.
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3.
Something Nasty In The Bookshop

Between the Gardening and the Cookery
Comes the brief Poetry shelf;
By the Nonesuch Donne, a thin anthology
Offers itself.
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4.
The Voice Of Authority: A Language Game

Do this. Don't move. O'Grady says do this,
You get a move on, see, do what I say.
Look lively when I say O'Grady says.
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5.
To A Baby Born Without Limbs

This is just to show you whose boss around here.
It’ll keep you on your toes, so to speak,
Make you put your best foot forward, so to speak,
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6.
A Note On Wyatt

See her come bearing down, a tidy craft!
Gaily her topsails bulge, her sidelights burn!
There's jigging in her rigging fore and aft,
And beauty's self, not name, limned on her stern.
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