Peter Goblen ‘Now’

‘NOW

It is only this,
no draft not final manuscript
survives with which to speculate,
for I have burned them.
No edition has a date,
I distinguish no printings,
number and sign no copies
so what you hold, collector,
Will not appreciate.
Do not put this on your shelf, critic,
for the special paper dissolves in air.
Read, that is all;
now is the only time
to take the wafer of our sacrament,
before it vanishes
This is all there is.’

Peter Goblen

Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

Counselling Exeter since 1994

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