Friday, 30 March 2018

Bill Maynard - d. March 30th 2018

Oh no. Flags fly low
across thorpes and thwaites, 
rough-handed men
sink pints of cooking,
slur Magic our Maurice,
bumble to the lonely grave.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Katie Boyle - d. March 20th 2018

Europe awaits you,
its forêts and Straßen
trembling in tulle, organza. 
Et maintenant 
les votes du jury Élysian.
Can you hear me Élysia?

read about Katie Boyle here

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Jim Bowen - d. March 14th 2018

The reputation you made
in the clubs, that's safe;
will you consider gambling it
on TV? You have the time
it takes for the world to revolve…

Read about Jim Bowen here

Stephen Hawking - d. March 14th 2018

All bodies eventually collapse
into themselves, and yet
the radiation from your mind
will be a constant, detectable
at the end of all things.

Monday, 12 March 2018

Ken Dodd - d. March 11th 2018

What a beautiful day missus,
for going backstage
at the Hippodrome, 
dark as a jam butty mine, 
to listen for the ghost 
that outjoked them all.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Trevor Baylis - d. March 5th 2018

Let them say 
there is no power here.
Let them say
no-one will send the words.
You said
I will bring you power;
the words will come to you.

Read about Trevor Baylis here

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Roger Bannister - d. March 3rd 2018

Tick. Tick. Final sprint.
Chataway and Brasher
dropped already. Tape, dip.
Personal best. First, forever,
in this or any other race.

read about Roger Bannister here