VERSES FROM VARIOUS SOURCES
From A MURAL in Ten Kelvin Drive, West Glasgow: 1964
Poem: Alasdair Gray © 2005
1 – The Vanity of Human Wishes
Water and wine are equal in the veins.
While half matures the other half decays.
What feelings lose imagination gains.
Subtraction and addition keep such pace
that in the end I find myself amounting
that first zero where I started counting...........