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  ANTHONY WEIR (13th September 1941)
 
 
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  49.     

Catastrophe

Flowers are flowering
Larks are larking
Badgers badgering
Pines are pining
Rushes rushing
Fish are fishing
Plants are planting
Swallows swallowing
Stars are starring
The moon is mooning

And man is manning
Everything.
 
Anthony Weir
   
 

   
   
 

  50.     

Challenging Emily Dickinson

Nature's red in tooth and claw
But we are black of heart.
There's more 'soul' in a jackal's paw
than all our works of art.
So I will kindly stop for Death
and do the gracious thing.
And with the gift of my last breath
transform to sweet
nothing.
 
Anthony Weir
   
 

   
   
 

  51.     

CIDES

After
birth
for the affluent
is mostly
-cides: bactericides
insecticides
herbicides
rodenticides
but too rarely
spermicides
and all too rarely
suicide.
Thus almost all of us
are war-criminals.
 
Anthony Weir
   
 

   
   
 

  52.     

Coat-trailing

Jean Genet said:
'the author of a beautiful poem
is always dead'.

But beautiful poems
are also always dead
whereas a poet once lived
in his head.

Great poetry now is what
people can't bear to read.

Great poets are dead and dutiful.
The dead are always beautiful.
 
Anthony Weir
   
 
 
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