Quotation by Henry Reed

We can slide it
Rapidly backwards and forwards: we call this
Easing the spring. And rapidly backwards and forwards
The early bees are assaulting and fumbling the flowers:
They call it easing the Spring.
Henry Reed (1914–1986), British poet. Naming of Parts (l. 20–24). . .

Oxford Book of War Poetry, The. Jon Stallworthy, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
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