Treasure Island

Tony Harrison

(1937 - / Leeds / England)

Quotations

  • ''The Prospero of poisons, the Faustus of the front,
    bringing mental magic to modern armament.''
    Tony Harrison (b. 1953), British poet. Square Rounds. The speaker is intended to be the German chemist Fritz Haber, Nobel Prize winner and father of chemical warfare.
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Turns

I thought it made me look more 'working class'
(as if a bit of chequered cloth could bridge that gap!)
I did a turn in it before the glass.
My mother said: It suits you, your dad's cap.
(She preferred me to wear suits and part my hair:
You're every bit as good as that lot are!)

All the pension queue came out to stare.
Dad was sprawled beside the postbox (still VR) ,

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