Sunday, 26 August 2018

Neil Simon - d. August 26th 2018

Your characters: simple
yet cock-eyed.
Your humour: truth,
but magnified,
the sweet and bitter
side by side.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Lindsay Kemp - d. August 24th 2018

Beyond dance,
beyond mime
beyond prose
is the essence
of performance;
how you moved, 
how you moved us.

Read about Lindsay Kemp here

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Aretha Franklin - d. August 16th 2018

This is the gospel:
that a choir will gather
to wring the last drops
of song from their souls,
to give you your propers
when you get home.

Read about Aretha Franklin here

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Bernard Hepton - d. July 27th 2018

The secret is out;
The Stalag is deserted,
the cafe is shuttered,
the last act 
has left the Circus.

Read about Bernard Hepton here

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Barry Chuckle - d. August 5th 2018

To you, pratfalls are sense unspooled.
To me, slapstick is the purest art.
To you, fol-de-rol is for child or fool.
To me, I am the idiot at its heart.

Read about Barry Chuckle here