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Katerina Evangelou-Kissa, The Things That I Used To Do

An English Wednesday
evangelou18.11.15

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The things that I used to do
Fake or true
Desperate actions out of need
Or joyful deeds all
In good time
Were mine.

The things that I used to do
Hated or liked
Spooky and black
Or clear and white
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George Orwell, Summer for an Instant

An English Wednesday

orwell28.10.15

George Orwell at his typewriter. Photograph: Mondadori via Getty Images and The Guardian

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Summer-like for an instant the autumn sun bursts out,
And the light through the turning elms is green and clear,
It slants down the path and the ragged marigolds glow
Fiery again, last flames of the dying year.

A blue-tit darts with a flash of wings, to feed
Where the coconut hangs on the pear tree over the wall;
He digs at the meat like a tiny pickaxe tapping
With his needle-sharp beak as he clings to the swinging ball.

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S. J. Moran, Valentine

An English Wednesday

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He’s buried there in Whitefriar Street
and they are buried too,
the disappeared,
all the matronly types I fell for
with their broken noses
like yours.

I never knew it was you,
I never knew!

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