John Mcgrath

(1 June 1935 – 22 January 2002 / Scotland)

Poems of John Mcgrath

1. Song 1/3/2003

Song

And when our streets are green again
When metalled roads are green
And girls walk barefoot through the weeds
Of Regent Street, Saint Martin's Lane

And children hide in factories
Where burdock blooms and vetch and rust,
And elms and oaks and chestnut trees
Are tall again and hope is lost

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