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He’d heard that Harry Morgan, single, sad,
had died. So Dai, thinking of spring, times
spent and boyhood, the jazz club and
those early working years, sifted the
clumps on his back lawn to crop a bunch
of February daffs, took them to Harry’s door,
at the top of School Street (the finest sprinkling
of soil falling to Harry’s drive) and laid their
brightness, with love and recollection,
upon the doorstep.
                               Later, Dai went down
to Conti’s, ate bacon, overheard two
truck drivers he didn’t know. No, no,
not Harry Morgan from School Street. It’s
Harry Morgan the railwayman has died. No,
Harry Morgan, by the school, he’s fine.
On holiday, they said. And Dai thought  
Later, went across, half an hour before
the school came out, it was quiet then, took
the daffs, shuffled around awhile, then
passed them to the lollipop man, saying,
Few daffs from the garden, Rob. The
children might like them, do you think?
Watched later as little girls (and one boy,
one fathead, making a trumpet of his),
raced along a three o’clock spectrum from
noise to joy, waving the yellow daffs aloft.



Robert Nisbet, Haverfordwest, Wales



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