Poema de James Reeves

El poema de la semana en The Times Literary Supplement:

Discharged from Hospital

He stands upon the steps and fronts the morning.
The porter has called a taxi, and behind him
The infirmary doors have swung and come to rest.
Physician, surgeon, and anaesthetist
Have exercised their skill and he is cured.
The rabelaisian sister with the bedpan,
The vigorous masseuse, the sensual nurse
Who washes him modestly beneath a blanket,
The dawn chorus of cleaners, the almoner,
The visiting clergyman – all proceed without him.
He is alone beyond all need of them,
And the saved man goes home, to die of health.

(1960)

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