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21st Century Poetry Wheat

by Graham Buchan

These histories, all these histories,
descend into history
like sediment.
But I know, that the
            abundant, fertile wheat fields of Ukraine          
are steeped in blood
and that the occasional ploughing there
still turns up a skull.

 

Graham Buchan is a freelance film-maker. His latest book of poetry and prose, The Pleasure of Firing Back, is published by Lapwing Publications. 21st-century Poetry is edited by Andy Croft, email [email protected].

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