1998

1979

1998

1979

1961

1979

Fighting-Weight









Flowers   -  The definitions of beauty  -  The tokens of love

"These are for you"
He said.
"Why thank you"      She replied       "They're lovely !"

And as she raised her head their eyes met


He did not feel the body blow at first
Nor comprehend the nature of his fate

Animal     -    the instinct     -    Animal
Survival the rule
Only the one fight   -   to realise   -   Only the one fight

Not this hopeless compromise
This hopeless    hopeless
Compromise

There is a fighting-weight of the will
Stark in vision    -    Spare in tone
Sharp as splintered bone

It dictates
Never be thankful   -    Never regret   -   Never betray
Never pray    -    Never pity   -   Never cry

Deny the female
and
Surely die


























1998

1961

1998

1979