• I am: yet what I am none cares or knows, My friends forsake me like a memory lost; I am the self-consumer of my woes, They rise and vanish in oblivious host, Like shades in love and death's oblivion lost; And yet I am, and live with shadows tost.

    John Clare (2013). “Delphi Complete Works of John Clare (Illustrated)”, p.925, Delphi Classics