Further information: This poem is dedicated To E.P. (perhaps Evelyn ‘Titch’ Phillips, a Swansea friend). It was notebook 4
, poem ‘Twenty Three’ but was revised before publication. This poem demonstrates both the positive and negative consequences of nature and time. The last line is ‘How heaven has ticked a heaven round the stars’. The word for time in Welsh is amser and Dylan split the word into am and ser, which gave him the Welsh words for ’round the stars’. This poem was the winner of the Sunday Referee’s best annual poem prize.