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Look: gnawed and bleached, dismembered bones, a desert valley strewn with stones,

a metaphor of hopelessness,
for people worn with weariness.

It took a poet's way with thought,
an image that his mind had caught:
imagine flesh and new found life,
a counter to historic strife.

Verses 3-5 follow

Metre: LM


Andrew Pratt (born 1948)

Words © 3/5/2012 Stainer & Bell Ltd, London, England,

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