About Otwituaries

I started tweeting these poetic obituaries via Twitter on the death of Ernest Borgnine in July 2012. After a while a friend asked if I would gather them together, so I have created this blog as an archive. New Otwituaries will appear here as well as being broadcast via Twitter and Facebook.

All the Otwituaries are written very quickly on the day their subjects pass away, so are maybe a little lacking in polish, but they are all from the heart. They represent the people who have, in some way, touched my life - actors, sportsmen and women, TV personalities, writers, musicians and explorers. These people are already immortal, and therefore don't need my help, but I hope you enjoy reading these short poetic sketches all the same.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Noel Harrison - d. October 20th 2013

That quiet voice, 
barely a voice at all,
and the fragment 
of your song;
at your passing
I still wonder -
to whom did they belong?

Read about Noel Harrison here 


  1. Just found these and been right through them. I think they are marvellous. It looks like a very good - and successful - book in the making. I have linked to three of them on Twitter.

  2. Thanks George - that's kind of you. Sad that someone has to die for me to get to write one, but hey, poetry is a life and death business!