Varnish and milk
in equal measures. No ideas
but in mixtures, suspensions,
in variety. Apply time, note
when the milk outstinks the varnish.
With my time in my eye
an honorific ode's not on
for one so young, so I'll give you
a piece of my mind: one of the pieces
as it rucks and fissures. In philosophy
ineducable: in observation
passably good, if self-taught.
[Throughout the past 60 years Roy Fisher has remained 23 years older than Peter Robinson; and lives on, pharaonically seated, on the outskirts of Earl Sterndale. His Poems 1955-2010 appeared in 2012: a recast book of interviews and a Collected Occasional Prose,1963-2013, are due in 2013.]
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