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"The Wren and the Coconut" by Clive James
« : 20.11.15 at 22:31 »
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20 November 2015  
 
"The Wren and the Coconut": a poem by Clive James
 
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There was a time when all the WRENs were women
Who shone like Dana Wynter
* in Sink the Bismarck:
So spick and span, so suitable for marriage
Back there in the war.
I wonder if they still are, wonder why,
While barely knowing a blue tit from a bullfinch,
Im so stuck on old military hardware.
Youd think I might have put all that behind me.
Im here to watch the feeding and the flying.
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*Dana Wynter, Kenneth More
Sink the Bismarck! (1960) | BFI
explore.bfi.org.uk

 
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Re: "The Wren and the Coconut" by Clive James
« Reply #1: 08.12.15 at 23:44 »
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"braced on his thin splayed legs
That somehow conjure up the undercarriage,
Hinged at the wing root to fold outwards,
Of the Spitfire or the Me 109"
 
Definitely a wren, Clive. Don't let them tell you otherwise.
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