Saturday, April 28, 2007

Annus Mirabilis Revisited

After Larkin:

Sexual intercourse began
In nineteen sixty-three
(which was rather lost on me) -
I crawled then walked and I latterly ran,
I was only two you see.

Up to then there'd only been
A sort of gurgling,
A tendency to cling,
A stain that started inbetween
And spread to everything.

Yet even though my nappy stank:
Everyone smelled the same,
And every life became
A brilliant rattle piggy bank,
A quite unlosable game.

So life was never better than
In nineteen sixty-three
(And just in time for me) -
Between the end of the Chatterley ban
And the Beatles' first LP

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