Stephen Spender

England
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On The Pilots Who Destroyed Germany In The Spring Of 1945

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I stood on a roof top and they wove their cage
Their murmuring throbbing cage, in the air of blue crystal.
I saw them gleam above the town like diamond bolts
Conjoining invisible struts of wire,
Carrying through the sky their geometric cage
Woven by senses delicate as a shoal of flashing fish.

They went. They left a silence in our streets below
Which boys gone to schoolroom leave in their playground.
A silence of asphalt, of privet hedge, of staring wall.
In the glass emptied sky their diamonds had scratched
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COMMENTS
Chris Glynn 09 November 2017
This is inaccurately recorded - punctuation omissions, words added unnecessarily. Is that to avoid copyright issues?
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Susan Williams 01 March 2017
A look on war from the other side. Excellent topic excellent phrasing.
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