Poem of the week: Aristocrats by Keith Douglas

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A horse and his rider are twisted into grotesque coalescence by violent warfare, in this remarkable and direct poem

Aristocrats: “I think I am becoming a God”

The noble horse with courage in his eye
clean in the bone, looks up at a shellburst:
away fly the images of the shires
but he puts the pipe back in his mouth.

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