Some Centre: Nolan/Thomas single work   poetry   "The blooded colours of shade."
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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  • A poem in five numbered parts.

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Three of the five parts of this poem have epigraphs:
Part three: I wish that you place the pistol in my right hand, and that you leave me unburied. (Burke to King, 1861)
Part four: It would be better to grow potatoes like the Irish and stay out of trouble. (Nolan at Derby, 1949)
Part five: The shade from the hill comes over and talks in language. (Rover Thomas)

Last amended 9 Feb 2004