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Lowry, Malcolm: A lament – june 1944

Portre of Lowry, Malcolm

A lament – june 1944 (English)

Our house is dead

It burned to the ground

On a morning in June

With a wind from the Sound.

The fire that fed

On our marriage bed

Left a bottle of gin.

Black under the moon

Our house is dead.

We shall build it again

But our home is gone.

And the world burns on.

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