Be That As It May by Richard Livermore

What if we sang
the descant in chorus
and were not where we were

but dancing with geckos
because the sand was too hot?
And what would her highness,

the most incandescent
of all the gods  in the firmament, say
when she sat down to eat

the bun made of hair
at the back of her
grandmother’s head?

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• Biography: Richard Livermore was born in Sussex in 1944. He went to various boarding-schools and left at 15. He joined the Army, but was discharged 6 months later. He went from job to job and in 1974 to Newbattle Abbey College in Scotland. He has lived in Scotland ever since, except for 5 years in Spain. He has had numerous poems published in magazine and webzines in Britain and the USA, plus books by Lothlorien, Diehard and Chanticleer Press. He is presently retired.
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