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    A fellow poet, Charlotte Segaller, kindly gave me permission to post here her fine poem about the Tracey Emin sculpture "Roman Standard" recently believed stolen from outside of the Anglican Cathedral. Thanks, Charlotte.

    elegy for a stolen sculpture
    for the artist Tracey Emin

    perched
    it was
    on a long thin pole
    like the lit end
    of a match

    bronze bird
    any bird
    burning itself away

    was side by side
    with nothingness
    in the shadow
    of a cathedral

    was
    by a trick of the light
    from the front and rear
    invisible

    as if slender
    were the only word
    a choked world
    could render

    wirelessly weak signal

    earth's last bird
    on the blink perhaps
    to whoever on a bender
    took it home to bed


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    with
    or without a choice
    as if it had
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    Charlotte Segaller
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    Nice one Chris.

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    Thanks, Pabs. Charlotte tells me she lived on the Wirral in her earlier years.

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    I'm not a lover of poetry Chris, but that is really good. Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Thanks, Pabs. Charlotte tells me she lived on the Wirral in her earlier years.

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    Saying nowt case I know her...

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    BIRD ON A POLE

    Perched it was on a long thin pole
    now its gone I am whole .....
    tracy threw a terrible fit.......
    I said stop it now your being a tit

    She stormed off in a strop
    when I said look for it in the kop

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