By the middle of the month, the three day week had ended, and I had found a job by virtue of its boss living on the same road as I did. This was a brilliant job for a “gap” part year, being office-based at a factory, but involving frequent visits to the shop floor. This was a fantastic introduction to the world of work.
Moreover, news had reached the music press that Sandy Denny had married her long time boyfriend Trevor Lucas, and was now once more about to become a member of Fairport Convention! This could only be good news. I also learned from Melody Maker that the group was this month embarking on a massive world tour.
Meanwhile, Girlfriend 26 and I were still sticking together, but had begun a slow and painful drifting apart. By the end of the month I had completed a little trilogy called “Of Sadness”, of hich this is the first:
“Of Sadness (1)”
On the emptiness of the human condition in an environment of necessities.
Away from home I work and play
And live my life from day to day;
As long as I’ve so much to do
My mind can rest from thoughts of you.
Back home I down my tired pen
And see you, love you, once again;
And then from whence I came return
To stun my mind, to work, to learn.
Away from home I have no face,
A watcher of the futile race,
A loser of the endless game,
And then return from whence I came.