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January Song

ByBill Wootton

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Bill Wootton's quietly contemplative life left an intriguing legacy of poetry: reflections on Nature, especially in winter, English towns and French landscapes, school life, tortuous love, ancient history, religion and Greek tragedy. "A Relationship" Once her dull scowl revealed her imperfection I was love’s slave. Angels can be resisted, But not the common bond of being human. So I became the lover of this woman Who knew like me the shame of the hasty action, How the uncertain motive becomes twisted, How the result is never what you meant Unless it’s dreadfully so. She never knew But what I loved was her inchoateness, A greedy body groping to express Ideals beyond itself (lovely in blue Dressing-gown after bath, fragrant with scent Of soap). And when she drove me half-demented Being so changeable, could I complain If human nature was the thing I wanted? I was human too. I gave her equal pain.

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Publication Date
Nov 19, 2009
Language
English
ISBN
9781445233680
Category
Poetry
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Bill Wootton

Specifications

Pages
103
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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