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Ice house and other poems by Moya Pacey

ICE HOUSE

In my winter bedroom, snow flowers  bloom on the frozen pane. Tonight’s  hot water bottle wrapped in drowsy dreams. Matthew Mark Luke and John Bless the bed that I lie on. Dad covers me with his khaki greatcoat  to keep me warm. Medals unpinned. Three  cold stars from India, Africa, Italy. The Empire Medal & all the others  dropped in a drawer with rusty nails,  twisted screws, broken files.  Good night. Sleep tight.  Mind the b...

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