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(born 6 June 1939 / Surrey)

Biography of Lee Harwood

Lee Harwood was born in 1939 and grew up in Surrey. He has spent the majority of the past 35 years living in Brighton. In a writing career that began in the early 1960s he has published over 20 volumes of poetry and prose, as well as translations of Tristan Tzara. His work has been widely anthologised and he is regarded as one of the finest poets working in England today.

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Soft White

When the sea is as grey as her eyes
On these days for sure        the soft white
mist blown in from the ocean        the town dissolving
It all adds up        her bare shoulders

Nakedness        rolling in from the sea
on winter afternoons - a fine rain
looking down on the sand        & shin

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