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Christmas Poem 6 January 2010

Posted by uggclogs in Life.
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Peter de Vries wrote in The Tents of Wickedness (1959):

“Since last the tutelary hearth
Has seen this bursting pod of kin,
I’ve thought how good the family mould,
How solid and how genuine.

“Now once again the aunts are here,
The uncles, sisters, brothers,
With candy in the children’s hair,
The grownups in each other’s.

“There’s talk of saving room for pie;
Grandma discusses her neuralgia.
I long for time to pass, so I
Can think of all this with nostalgia.”

Based on this poem, I want to revisit him as an author. So much humour, yet I had completely forgot about him. I purely enjoyed Tunnel of Love (1954), so I will see if I can find one of his other works soon.


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