The Seventeenth

It is bitter for April. Car windows are up.
The mossed gutter, at my friend's stables, is down.
As I tramp up the field the first rain stings my eyes.

Flash and squeak. Pony jumps. The swallows are back,
They swerve through the half-doors
to Paradise.

Alison Brackenbury

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