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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 10, Number 1, March 2016

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Lee Nash
Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Poitou-Charentes, France


Putting his back into it

In Cromford, Derbyshire, at the bottom of The Hill, where the heavy trucks with their quarry-stone load change down going up or up going down, there’s a bakery, and the bread is excellent, except for today when it’s closed as the Derwent has burst its banks and the gutters gush with rain, and the village baker, having left his ovens and put on his galoshes, is

brushing that river
into an open storm drain
with his back-yard broom

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