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Khandro | 07:53 Wed 16th Aug 2023 | Arts & Literature
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The grey beards wag, the bald heads nod,
And gather thick as bees,
To talk electrons, gases, God,
Old nebulae, new fleas.
Each specialist, each dry as dust
And professional oaf,
Holds up his little crumb of crust
And cries, 'Behold the loaf!'

Eden Phillpots 1862-1960



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That's a little unkind

But apt
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rowan, //That's a little unkind//

You may gather it's posted tongue in cheek; but I only discovered it this morning in the Oxford Book of Short Poems & couldn't resist.

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