VERSES FROM VARIOUS SOURCES
From THE PIE OF DAMOCLES 1983: A Review
Poem: Alasdair Gray © 2005
5 – A Sentimental Song
A pianist went sailing o’er the blue.
A pianist he entered a lofty vessel’s side
and his tuneful instrument went with him too.
played in that gallant vessel's hold,
I have travelled a very long way.
I have been where no bird has ever flown,
I have been and I’ve returned while cradled in your arms
and my sleep is now the deepest I have known.