Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Philip French - d. October 27th 2015

Such acuteness of vision
- you saw more
in the dappled dark
of a private screening
than I could ever see
in daylight’s
broad cinemascope.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Maureen O'Hara - d. October 25th 2015

So many perfect frames
- your skyblown veil,
you in that field, eyes 
brimful of the Duke. 
You were always 
the greater part of a miracle

Read about Maureen O'Hara here

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Peter Baldwin - d. October 23rd 2015

Whether we play ourselves
or against type, some of us 
must take your role; little 
Englander, little islander, little 
beyond a diverting shadow.

Read about Peter Baldwin

Friday, 9 October 2015

Gordon Honeycombe - d. October 9th 2015

...the picture shifts
from 405 lines
to 625; from black 
and white to black,
the newscaster

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Denis Healey - d. October 3rd 2015

You were Labour
as in 'workers',
as in 'principled',
old school
with no need of a tie.

Read about Denis Healey here