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Prospect - Clive James signs off..
« : 20.07.19 at 19:25 »
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The Great Barrier Reef, bird-spotting and an opera about Boris Johnson—Clive James signs off
 
The legendary critic writes his final column
 
by Clive James / July 18, 2019 /  
 
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Onward

 
At which point it might be time to say goodbye. A few days ago, I finished the manuscript of a book called The Fire of Joy. The book is a display case for those poems which, in the course of my longish life, have got under my skin. The emphasis is on poems that you can say aloud: can’t help saying aloud, indeed. When I started the book I couldn’t see anything, a handicap brilliantly qualifying me to write about Milton. Now that the book is done, I can get on with my money-making plan to write an opera about Boris Johnson. Called simply Boris Badenough, it will be anchored by a bass-baritone of Chaliapin-like authority whose chief challenge will be to deliver his share of the Altercation Duet, a passionate vocal exchange between himself and Anna Netrebko. There’s that to do; there’s my last book of memoirs to write; there’s 15 excellent volumes of Nevil Shute to read again; and I’m not getting any younger.
 

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« Reply #1: 09.08.19 at 19:28 »
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Well, not completely......
 
The Floral Clock
 
A new poem by Clive James.
 
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The winter bowed out through a luke-warm week
And now the deal is sealed with this spring snow,
Cold only in the way fluff cloaked the creek
In that Kentucky canyon years ago:
A lavish swansdown stole, but there below
Melt-water burbled while guitars rang clean
As banjos, sugar-sweet or fighting mean.
 
It must be thirty years since I was there,

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