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Five Ways to Kill a Man

Edwin Brock


Five Ways to Kill a Man

Edwin Brock


Poem introduction

This poem, 'Five Ways to Kill a Man', was written after hearing for the first time, a piece of music by Benjamin Britten called The War Requiem. It was one of those poems which wrote itself. I can remember distinctly sitting rather stunned at the end of The War Requiem, pulling out a piece of paper and starting to write and within a very short time, perhaps half an hour, the poem was written and I can't remember that I ever changed a line.

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