Tuesday, 27 September 2011

‘Adjectives’: the Novel; the Movie by Roy Fisher

‘Adjectives’: the Novel; the Movie

        Basil Bunting: ‘Adjectives drain nouns’

Defending more than defensive. Ill-equipped, formal,
            luxurious. Defending.

Generous, invasive, status-conscious. Anxious, generous.

Shallow, acquisitive, kitted out, entertaining.

Ill-tended, ill-fed, worn: stale tending to foul.

Grimly, well-organised, obvious. Drunk.

Questing, Attentive. Reserved. Contained

Roy Fisher, Standard Midland (Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 2010), 35.

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