Sunday, January 08, 2006
My life dates from the day of my father's death
When I lay weeping and it was not for him.
Now I am to continue the degenerescence
Until I enter his dream.
There is nothing a drink cannot settle at forty Or money at fifty,
the cure of all is death.
But all lovers can remember a moment When they were not alone.
C.H.Sisson"In the Trojan Ditch" Collected Poems and Selected Translations
Carcanet Press 1974.