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Poem introduction

I would associate it with perhaps three things: Beethoven's late quartets, Russian movies by Eisenstein of heroic workers and so on, D H Lawrence's ideas about sex and perhaps Michaelangelo's sculpture, that kind of thing. I think I was 21 when I wrote it and those were the kind of things that I had in mind.

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