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    Something is about to happen. Leaves are still.
    Two shores away, a man hammering in the sky.
    Perhaps he will fall.
    —Alfred Wellington Purdy (b. 1919)

    Someone hangs in the sky
    over there from a piece of rope,
    hammering and fitting God’s belly-scratcher,
    working his way up along the spire
    until there’s nothing left to nail on—
    —Alfred Wellington Purdy (b. 1919)

    An age and a faith moving into transition,
    the dinner cold and new-baked bread a failure,
    —Alfred Wellington Purdy (b. 1919)