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"Huddled among the scared baboons" | 18-May-07

This poem was part of my 'O' level syllabus in 1953.  I believe it was called 'Jungle Drums', and may be by Roy Campbell. 

"Huddled among the scared baboons.....

   (he watched and listened to distant drums)

....like the beat of sluggish blood. Then shattering the zenith with a cataract of clattering that petered to a stuttering mutter...   "

Please can you help?

Jean Ridley

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Thanks to more information from the enquirer we have found this poem in the anthology 'Modern Poetry, 1922-1934 : an anthology' compiled by Maurice Wollman (MacMillan & Co., 1934). The poet is Wilfred W. Gibson.
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