Please may I go out (Peter Hooper)
'Please may I go out' Peter Hooper / Colin McCahon Aug 26. 69 (conté crayon, b.r.)
I'm not a bum / I've got a bank account / but I couldn't / go on any longer / making money / teaching lies
I need to find / a new kind of truth / or maybe only / a very old truth / or just look | at things / that mightn't be here / tomorrow
I've stepped off / an island / I'm afloat / do you know / any direction / worth sailing?
1969 Written paintings and drawings: Colin McCahon
Barry Lett Galleries
6/10/1969 - 17/10/1969
The text is from Peter Hooper's poem 'Please may I go out', from Journey towards an elegy and other poems (Nag's Head Press, Christchurch, 1969).