Nigel Roberts Cento
in the Post office & General Store
we were pissed / flagon drunk
& affirming our bond, say
this place / is the only place where
she has aquired some
Genius / & Taste etc.
A cento I composed today while going through Nigel Roberts' manuscripts at the ADFA library, Canberra. Lines taken from "Today, in the Post office", "Of the wall, Buckmaster, myself & Bukowski", "Letter to Jamie Grant", "The Los Angeles Affirmation", "Joanna" and "Beauty/ Truth/ Genius? & Taste etc."