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At dawn, a railwaywoman
On a country platform whirls on the end of a chain
An irrelevant key, while a young guard makes to wipe
A crumb from her lapel; and see, she smiles
A permissory smile you take in from your corner seat:
A cameo of unrehearsed perfection.
Is fine - as long as no one comes
And asks us what we do there...
We'd have to say, Without our toil,
Just who would know it grew there?
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And of all axioms this shall win the prize,— 'Tis better to be fortunate than wise.
July 28, 1931
Alan Charles Brownjohn is an English poet and novelist. He has also worked as a teacher, lecturer, critic and broadcaster.
The long shadows (1997)
The cat without e-mail (2001)
Ludbrooke and Others (2010)
Collected Poems, 1952-2006 (1983)
Windows on the Moon (2009)
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