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When the hero's task is done and the Beast lay underground | 18-Sep-09

Enquirer is trying to locate the following verse:

"When the hero's task is done and the beast lay underground
In time that he had won from the fates that pushed him around
He had space to contemplate how the peasants are still bled
And that in the salvaged state worms continued at the head"

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Comments:

I think this one is by Roy Fuller - the first line is actually "When the hero's task WAS done" which may make a little easier to trace.
Tina Rath

This poem is "The Hero" by Roy Fuller, published in his "New and Collected Poems, 1934-1984", Secker & Warburg, 1985
Poetry Library


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