Sunday, 28 January 2018

Ingvar Kamprad - d. January 27th 2018

We, whose homes
are filled with you,
gather to assemble 
your casket; black ash,
brushed steel handles,
several screws over
when the job is done.

read about Ingvar Kamprad here

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Mark E. Smith - d. January 24th 2018

Perpetual number one-uh
Kelly’s Eye-uh
Bormann and Lucifer-uh
hanging around-uh
waiting to parlez-vous 
with you-uh

read about Mark E. Smith here

Ursula K. Le Guin - d. January 22nd 2018

You birthed many futures
as if children, taught them 
to be equally true, gave them 
the means to exist, the right,
then sent them singing
out into the star-minted night. 

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Hugh Masekela - d. January 23rd 2018

From stilled townships
Joshua commands
the bright-belled horns
of Heaven to blow 
once more for Bra Hugh
to bring him back home.

Read about Hugh Masekela here

Monday, 22 January 2018

Jimmy Armfield - d. January 22nd 2018

This is wisdom;
to see patterns beyond 
mere formations,
the inevitabilities
of genius and sweat,
to know the game belongs
to those who watch.

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Peter Wyngarde - d. January 15th 2018

I saw you lounging, 
serpentine, outside 
Department H
playing the part still; 
arch-rake in crimplene,
one eye on the girl,
one eye on the door.

Read about Peter Wyngarde here

Monday, 15 January 2018

Dolores O’Riordan - d. January 15th 2018

O faithful departed,
please gather for the Lady
of the Seven Dolours, she 
of the twelve string voice
in a world too full of drums.

Cyrille Regis - d. January 14th 2018

What is it that glitters
there in the goalmouth?
Smithereens of glass
that used to be a wall,
shattered by the flash 
of a bold young boot.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Bella Emberg - d. January 12th 2018

Comedy has secret rules
of engagement; one states
Only the sweet of spirit
can play the grotesque.

Read about Bella Emberg here

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Sunday, 7 January 2018

John Young - d. January 5th 2018

No jet-jock or speedfreak
but routine rocketeer, 
zero-G teamster, taxi driver 
to the wrong side of the moon.

France Gall - d. January 7th 2018

La chanson de nos vies
est une bougie,
notre dernier souffle 
comme la dernière goutte
de cire.

read about France Gall here