Porter, Peter: The Poem, May 1945

Porter, Peter: The Poem, May 1945
Peter Porter (1929-2010) was born in Australia and emigrated to the UK in 1951. The poem "May 1945" was first published in 1972 in a collection entitled, "Preaching to the Converted." It is also available in his
Collected Poems. 2 vols. Oxford & Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1999.

The poem has to do with the fall of Nazi Germany in May of 1945.

The relevant passage is:

To go with teeth and toes and human soap,
the radio will broadcast Bruckner's Eighth
so that good and evil may die in equal hope.

Permission is being requested from Peter Porter's Estate to post the entire poem. The poem is also published in Vol. 17, No. 3 (November, 2013) of The Bruckner Journal.