Poem introduction

This little verse is any man's biography.

Biography

He was, and educated, and became,
residing and remaining and intending,
then on became in, and again,
and later and later again.
He still is, and hopes, and intends,
and may
but is certain to —
one day.


from Old Negatives: Four Verse Sequences (Cape, 1989), © Alasdair Gray 1989, used by permission of the author

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3Marriage

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4To Andrew, Before One

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5Perspectives

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6Woundscape

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7Awakening

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8Unlovely

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9Not Striving

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10Lyrical End

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15Far North of Dover Beach

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16Postmodernism

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19A Censor Complains

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20The Naming of Britain

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22Vocation

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23Last Request

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24An Author's Lament

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