Songs for Bathing

Shirley Elizabeth Collins MBE (born 5 July 1935) is a British folksinger who was a significant contributor to the -blank page-

Too cold to settle, too exhausted to sleep – too empty to think, too full of ache to contemplate – too anxious to know, too restless to reassure – too drowsy to fly, too dreamlike to walk –

A shirt with those slogans printed on in small print

Piled up and shivered

A misty mirror of folklorish politics

A drive to type

Beneath the sink

A future to past

A bath I’ve run to solve everything

Into the lovely night, with her music.

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