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On The Move 'Man, You Gotta Go.'

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The blue jay scuffling in the bushes follows
Some hidden purpose, and the gush of birds
That spurts across the field, the wheeling swallows,
Have nested in the trees and undergrowth.
Seeking their instinct, or their pose, or both,
One moves with an uncertain violence
Under the dust thrown by a baffled sense
Or the dull thunder of approximate words.

On motorcycles, up the road, they come:

Small, black, as flies hanging in heat, the Boy,
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Michael Harmon 27 June 2009

THERE ARE SO FEW OF THE GREAT POEMS FROM GUNN'S COLLECTION, 'A Sense of Movement', POSTED ON PH. THIS IS ONE OF THEM (AND I BELIEVE 'To Yvor Winters' IS ANOTHER) . WHAT GIVES?

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