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Micheldever & Other Poems

Item date(s): 1972

J. R. Ackerley  - (poems by)
Walter Whall Battiss  (1906-1982) - (annotated by)

Pages: 29pp
Size: 245mm
Language: English
Edition: #78/350

Place publication: London
Publisher: Ian McKelvie

Additional notes:
From John Wickens.

On the first blank page:

I'm a worm (For Camilla)

[drawing of the worm]

I'm a worm

but a glow-worm

and my light

shines in dark places

and the elephant

has no light - never!

but some thing

in the sea

are electric &

incandescent an shine. Good for them!

and above are

glow worms

in the sky

called stars shining,

& stunning suns.

Come to think of it

I'm a stunning sun

too as a GLOW worm in my dark

dark world!

W. B. 23/3/76

Other pages are annotated and one illustration appears on p10.

There are three poems on the final three blank pages:

1. Mike at Johan's house. 93 Lawley Street. 26/3/76.

2. Leisure Bay. 27/3/76. [Battiss uses the FOOK symbol for line endings.]

3. Hydra. 1960 or then (sic) abouts. 27/3/76.

Ref: GB/30228

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