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1945

It splashes up from the earth - a behemoth of braided oceans,
stone bodies curling in their reaches:
at certain times as was early autumn they fell unto red ripples,
ruddy by incinerate glow,
down deep on the winds their refined shades drew
to the furling tips of umber-stippled leaves,
scattered over splayed veins of uprooted throughways,
to piles unfurling with tiny apparitions of children...

their slight voices waning
in the falling ash of mothers and fathers...