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Fleas, flies, rats and sand | 26-Feb-10

"Fleas, flies, rats and sand"

is a line from a poem possibly about the war (WW2) in the Western Desert.  It may have been written by the South African poet, Roy Campbell.

 

The line is repeated with the order of the pests shuffled around (eg "Flies, sand, fleas and rats") at the end of each stanza.

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