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Schoolroom On A Wet Afternoon

Rating: 3.7
The unrelated paragraphs of morning
Are forgotten now; the severed heads of kings
Rot by the misty Thames; the roses of York
And Lancaster are pressed between the leaves
Of history; Negroes sleep in Africa.
The complexities of simple interest lurk
In inkwells and the brittle sticks of chalk:
Afternoon is come and English Grammar.

Rain falls as though the sky has been bereaved,
Stutters its inarticulate grief on glass
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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 20 February 2015
A great poem showing the children's woes and their fears of a diminished future in wilderness of align land. A great image is created in the poem.
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