‘Poets’ Cape say, and André Deutsch
‘poets must have a single voice
though like a painter periods might do.
So bard remember ’tis a fight
for insight yes and measured woof
and warp of words but the real proof
is afterwards imprimatur
of honorable foreign house…’
So we look out and bless and curse
our outwardlooking; so we verse
ourselves in that plantation twin-
ingness of view, our primal sin.
God, what a trade to ply
distilling cris de Coeur with one
sly eye on metropolitan
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