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Thursday, 28 November 2013 15:02:39

The taxi driver and I express our admiration for the civic buildings

For those unrazed edifices

That escaped blitz and architectural cleansing

There are pediments and

Architraves and

Banks are now night clubs

Post offices and fire brigade HQs

Are restaurants and hotels

But their form remains

Like a valet forced to wear ......

Some like gentry on hard times in genteel poverty

But getting by

Or waiting for something to turn up

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