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Louis MacNeice is, unfairly, I think, a bit neglected at the moment - I like his work very much. I've simplified his death a little (he complicated things by getting wet through after he'd made his recording). But the poem is a warning to my friends who still work at the BBC.

Louis MacNeice at the BBC

Screen_shot_2017-12-05_at_08.50.24by Patrick Howse29 Aug 2016

He crawled
Into a cave
To record bats.

In the dark
And the muck

He caught
A metaphor
And died.