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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Working at Last by Hugh MacDiarmid

He wouldn't do a hand's turn
As long as he lived, she said,
So I had him cremated
           Once he was dead.

He's been of more use since,
For you see, my dear,
These are his ashes
            In the egg-timer here.