Keith Douglas

(January 24, 1920 – June 9, 1944 / Tunbridge Wells, Kent)

Keith Douglas Poems

1. How To Kill 12/18/2003
2. Vergissmeinnicht 1/13/2003
3. The Knife 12/18/2003
4. Villanelle Of Spring Bells 1/13/2003
5. Cairo Jag 1/13/2003
6. Aristocrats: 'I Think I Am Becoming A God' 11/25/2014
7. Desert Flowers 1/2/2015

How To Kill

Under the parabola of a ball,
a child turning into a man,
I looked into the air too long.
The ball fell in my hand, it sang
in the closed fist: Open Open
Behold a gift designed to kill.

Now in my dial of glass appears
the soldier who is going to die.

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