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From The Blue-Fly in his Head (1959): Not Being Oedipus

Lament for the ‘Old Swan’, Notting Hill Gate

The History of the Flood

From Selected Poems (1965): Variation on a Theme by George Darley

From The Watchman’s Flute (1978): Old Mobb

The Watchman’s Flute

Christus Natus Est

A Formality

From Birds Reconvened (1980): The Scops Owl

The Carrion Crow

The Rooks

The Jays

The Greater Spotted Woodpecker

The Heron

The Curlew

The Wheatear

The Greenfinch

The Chaffinch

From Naming the Beasts (1982): A Paraphrase

This Is Your Poem

Greensleeves

From The Immolation of Aleph (1985): Timur

Nixon, the Cheshire Prophet

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