Tony Harrison

(1937 - / Leeds / England)

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  • ''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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Long Distance I

Your bed's got two wrong sides. You life's all grouse.
I let your phone-call take its dismal course:

Ah can't stand it no more, this empty house!

Carrots choke us wi'out your mam's white sauce!

Them sweets you brought me, you can have 'em back.
Ah'm diabetic now. Got all the facts.

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