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From the Flood Plain

Jamie McKendrick

‘No flood as parched as this’

No flood as parched as this — a mere foot
or two of gilded bilge — will turf us out
from the lands of the frog and the newt
who for the best part of a century
have bided our time in the tall grass.
We’ve stood their ground and stand it still,
though our legs are cased in long green boots
and t…


Jamie McKendrick

Jamie McKendrick’s most recent collections of poetry are Ink Stone and Crocodiles & Obelisks and his translations of Valerio Magrelli’s poems, The Embrace.

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