‘If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk the sign?’ #Quote Albert Einstein.
It may seem cluttered to the visitor’s eye
Yet I know it intimately
With eyes closed a reference book can be referenced
Poetry books can be scanned
Poems and such writing can be planned
It’s a liquorice allsorts mix
Where I go to get my daily fix
My writing habit has its source here
Blank pages and ink are my drug
Those that live within the confines of its drawers
most get on famously once egos are left on the outside
Others are dinosaurs.
No names no pack drill
I don’t want to arrive some morning to a blood spill
Suffice to say they are all good friends with me
I can take them up flick through pages
Or perhaps take one down and spend an age
Getting involved in the story it tells
As I write I am currently involved in a one-way conversation
As in his company I would be a poor relation
As Nicola Murphy, The Time wrote on the sleeve of the book-
Now Read On-
‘There is no inquisitive, humorous, bloody-minded eccentric quite like Bernard Levin, and there is no inquisitive, humorous, bloody-minded eccentric who writes like Bernard Levin.
So it’s time now to read on.
Bernard Levin – 1928-2004.
(c) Chris Black 2017.