Final Word

July 12, 1996

This week's Final Word comes from a professor and poet from County Derry:

"I am neither internee nor informer;/ An inner emigre, grown long-haired/ And thoughtful; a wood-kerne Escaped from the massacre,/ Taking protective colouring/ From bole and bark, feeling/ Every wind that blows; Who, blowing up these sparks/ For their meagre heat, have missed/ The once-in-a-lifetime portent,/ The comet's pulsing rose."

The winner of last week's competition, who correctly identified Goethe's Elective Affinities , was Susan Sirc of Glasgow.

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