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We came by boat | 09-Dec-10

Poem spotted printed on the side of a cloth bag that begins:

"We came by boat
Axe-hewn from a single tree,
Scooped clan for feet and legs.
Later we sunk the boat on a river bed
And pegged it there so it would never float without us
Never take our souls and leave our bodies behind.
There was a causeway close-held out of sticks and mud,
Just as life is held out of sticks and mud.
Our bodies were like that,
Stretched across the gap between life and death..."

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Comments:

Possibly George Mackay Brown, or Basil Bunting?
Anne Bingley


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