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Richard Devine

Richard Devine is engaged in research at the University of Durham’s Basil Bunting Poetry Archive.

Poem: ‘The Prometheus Ice Company’

Richard Devine, 1 September 1988

The cracking of wax On hoods is today’s First report of heat.

The Prometheus Ice Company Has expanded

Its fleet Of blue and White wagons.

Find them At the hottest spots In town.

Once one crashed And the ice rolled Like diamonds.

People took it Dripping Off the asphalt

As police drew up Like azure gods, wailing.

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