Now Now is not past, but will be soon, With everything that is to come Under the stars and the white moon. An argued choice we make at noon By midnight sees us drained and dumb. Now is not past, but will be soon. If Armagnac absorbs the prune And tells us it was once a plum Under the stars—and the white moon Silvered its rustling leaves one June— The memory’s … [Read more...]
About John Fuller
John Fuller is a poet, novelist and critic (‘A significant presence in British letters’: The Times). He has published 25 books of poetry, the latest of which are Gravel in my Shoe (Chatto and Windus, 2015), A Week in Bern (Clutag, 2015) and The Bone FlowersChatto, 2016) The first of his seven novels, Flying to Nowhere (1983) won a Whitbread Prize and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He has worked with the composer Nicola LeFanu (including the opera Dream Hunter in 2012, and The Crimson Bird in 2017) and with the photographer David Hurn (Writing the Picture, Seren Books, 2010). He is the author of W. H. Auden: a commentary (Faber, 1998) and has published several collections of short stories, anthologies, edited texts, and books for children. Between 1968 and 1993 he ran a private press: John Fuller and the Sycamore Press: a bibliographic history by Ryan Roberts was published by the Bodleian Library in 2010. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, where for many years he was Tutor in English.