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Dannie Abse

Winter 1956

The Trial

By Dannie Abse

The heads round the table disagree. Some say hang him from the gallows tree. Some say high and some say low to swing, swing, swing, when the free winds blow. […]

Spring 1955

Duality

By Dannie Abse

Twice upon a time there was a man who had two faces, two faces but one profile: not Jekyll and Hyde, not good and bad, and if one were cut, […]

Spring 1955

Elegy for Dylan Thomas

By Dannie Abse

   All down the valleys they are talking and in the community of the smoke-laden town. In the bird-trailed skies, across the laboring docks   his free ghost flies back from the […]