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Sublime sunset pageantry,

Blood in the clouds,

Hymns and homecoming parades

Of swallow squadrons:

Wingover stories,

Over-waters glories.

There’s thunder in the near-distance –

But then, there always was –

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The incredible intelligences,

The wasted, glorious  braveries,

The ever-lamentable, always-terrible

Costs of wars.

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16/5/2013

How Lucky ?

How lucky have I been ?

– And don’t I need to remind myself, today ? –

Of the times I rocked out loud with the Beast,

The quiet times with the trainer;

Bubbles of blue rock

Up my nose

Like street-cheap champagne …

How we discovered ourselves –

Jesters, peasants and monarchy –

Defined our limits;

Then with riotous intelligence

Destroyed and defied them;

Then when we danced those early

Hurry-up-and-wait times together.

9/4/2013