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A Little Bit of Bread and No Cheese (2001) Jeremy Over

‘To begin with, I don’t know. I don’t know if I am competent to discuss this. I am afraid not. I don’t know. Perhaps no one knows and if no one knows, perhaps it doesn’t matter. It may be that someone else does know. I don’t know. Does it matter? This is not the same thing as saying it does or that I do. On the one hand it does and on the other hand it doesn’t. I don’t know. But it really has, along with everything else, and for the most part no doubt always shall, in time, be something of that sort, for very little is ever not. I suppose I had very little in mind anyway. A kind of jotting. I should like to consider this by autumn’

‘The Irrational Element in Poetry’, Jeremy Over

Pendolino Mickey Mouse Ear

‘And then the back of the seat comes into focus again. It has the colour and shape of a gravestone […] And then I start to think this is really coming together; a gravestone; the shadow of the rain writing on it, “one whose name was writ in water” etc. But then I notice the gravestone has a handhold on the aisle side, shaped a bit like a Mickey Mouse ear. A gravestone with a cartoon ear is no good to me’

‘Pendolino’ in Deceiving Wild Creatures (2009) Jeremy Over