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Alice Kavounas

Alice Kavounas is a New Yorker who now lives in London.

Poem: ‘Cape Fear’

Alice Kavounas, 21 April 1988

Exhausted from my walk, I chanced on a bench, but eyeing it before I sat – decided to slide

well along the narrow planks to give these nailed words air: ‘A sailor who loved

Richmond Park’. No date inscribed no donor named. Who knows who gave this land-locked sailor leave?

Floating freely now acroos his deer-strewn acres ... Untroubled, riding at anchor in the emerald depths

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