Quotation by Derek Mahon

They have been waiting for us in a foetor
Of vegetable sweat since civil war days,
Since the gravel-crunching, interminable departure
Of the expropriated mycologist.
Derek Mahon (b. 1941), Irish poet. A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford (l. 21–24). . .

Oxford Book of Contemporary Verse, The, 1945–1980. D. J. Enright, comp. (1980) Oxford University Press.
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