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In Their Mercy single work   poetry   "Recounting the story of the last days"
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 In Their Mercy
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Notes

  • This poem is in three numbered parts.
  • Parts one and two have independent epigraphs and part three a title:

    I. After Reading Zbigniew Herbert's account of the trial and death of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547-1619), pensionary of Rotterdam, advocate and statesman, in 'The Mercy of the Executioner,' in Still Life with a Bridle: Essays and Apocryphas, trans. John and Bogdana Carpenter (Vintage: London, 1994)

    II. After visiting the Penitentiary Chapel and Criminal Court, 1831-34, Brisbane and Campbell Streets, Hobart, now controlled by the National Trust, which intervened to stop the demolition of the building

    III. Evening Meal in Singapore

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Subjects:
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    Singapore,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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