And I wish it
(The Dark Side)
/ My mind goes back to Fumin Wood, and how we stuck it out,
/ Eight days of hunger, thirst and…
Then I wrote often to the sea,
/ to its sunk rope and its salt bed,
/ to the large weed mass lipping the…
Withdrawing all his postal savings
/ and putting on his only suit,
/ he packed a bag with old newspapers
/ and went to a hotel…
Trouble is not my middle name.
/ It is not what I am.
/ I was not born for this.
/ Trouble is not a place
/ The City is of Night; perchance of Death
/ But certainly of Night; for never there
/ Can come…
My life closed twice before its close;
/ It yet remains to see
/ If Immortality unveil
It’s raining at the garden centre.
/ I walk through dripping aisles of potted herbs
/ in a cool green rinse of aniseed and…
/ who stationed himself on a pillar
/ over Manhattan
/ for thirty-five hours
/ knows nothing whatever
/ of loneliness,
/ or how…