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"The Wren and the Coconut" by Clive James
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20 November 2015
"The Wren and the Coconut": a poem by Clive James
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,
I’m so stuck on old military hardware.
You’d think I might have put all that behind me.
I’m here to watch the feeding and the flying.
*Dana Wynter, Kenneth More
Sink the Bismarck! (1960) | BFI