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Henry Reed

(22 February 1914 - 8 December 1986 / Birmingham)

Poems of Henry Reed

1. A Map of Verona 1/3/2003
2. Chard Whitlow 1/3/2003
3. Judging Distances 1/3/2003
4. Lessons of the War 1/3/2003
5. Morning 1/3/2003
6. Movement of Bodies 1/3/2003
7. Naming of Parts 1/7/2004
8. Psychological Warfare 1/3/2003
9. Returning of Issue 1/3/2003
10. Sailor's Harbor 1/3/2003
11. The Auction Sale 1/3/2003
12. The Door and the Window 1/3/2003
13. Unarmed Combat 1/3/2003

Sailor's Harbor

My thoughts, like sailors becalmed in Cape Town harbor,
Await your return, like a favorable wind, or like
New tackle for the voyage, without which it is useless starting.
We watch the sea daily, finish our daily tasks
By ten in the morning, and with the day to waste,
Wander through the suburbs, with quiet thoughts of the brothels,
And sometimes thoughts of the churches.

In the eating-houses we always contrive to get near to

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