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Portrait Of A Machine

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What nudity as beautiful as this
Obedient monster purring at its toil;
These naked iron muscles dripping oil
And the sure-fingered rods that never miss.
This long and shining flank of metal is
Magic that greasy labour cannot spoil;
While this vast engine that could rend the soil
Conceals its fury with a gentle hiss.
It does not vent its loathing, it does not turn
Upon its makers with destroying hate.

It bears a deeper malice; lives to earn
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mmamokete khanya 28 September 2021

which two characteristics of the machine impresses the poet

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