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The Dancers Inherit the Party

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The Dancers Inherit the Party
Selected Poems by Ian Hamilton Finlay
with two woodcuts by Zeljko Kujundzic
A Migrant Pamphlet, Summer 1962

 

THE DANCERS INHERIT THE PARTY

When I have talked for an hour I feel lousy –
Not so when I have danced for an hour:
The dancers inherit the party
While the talkers wear themselves out and
sit in corners alone and glower.

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