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ENNIS, Julian

At the Frontier

Paperback

0905291425

Original Cover Price:

7.95

Drysdale,-Between-Dryden-&-04

AT THE FRONTIER
Poems by Julian Ennis

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At The Frontier contains some poems (usually in revised versions) from Julian Ennis’s out-of-print collection, Cold Storage (Pergamon Press, 1970), together with many new poems.

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Cold Storage

Headless and hard as bricks, painted off-white,
Hanging like frozen clothes, the dead herd moves
Along the assembly-line to the street
Where, in the sawdust, butchers wait with knives.

Here is no slightest hint of buttercups
And daisies, bellowing and having calves,
And Lightfoot coming to the milking-shed.
Impossible also to think that shapes
Like these can grace the bodies of our loves
With softest skin and downy maidenhood.

Unlucky, then, for sacred three-in-one
We cannot correlate existences -
The rank-fat creature, the steak underdone
And oozing blood, and these clean carcasses.

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AT THE FRONTIER
Price 7.95 per copy post free (5.30 post free to Associate Members)
Cover illustration: from The Tate Gallery, London
Publication: DECEMBER 1982 (laminated paperback)