Friday, 28 September 2018

Ernest Maxin - d. September 27th 2018

In heaven we rise early,
soft-shoe steps to finesse, 
showstoppers to perfect, 
but first: cue the music!
we have breakfast to prepare.

Read about Ernest Maxin here

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Chas Hodges - d. September 22nd 2018

This is the last round, fellas;
one more on the joanna 
then home. Still, I’ve got
some beer in the sideboard,
and a bit of brown bread.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Denis Norden - d. September 19th 2018

The news today
wasn't all glum;
script rewritten
forever, ideas
taken from there
to here, and no
director to say
Cut! Can we do
that life again?

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Fenella Fielding - d. September 11th 2018

I think we flirted in a dream
though what remained when I awoke
was velvet soused in bitter smoke,
a voice that whispered life's a scream
and death the corniest of jokes.

Read about Fenella Fielding here

Friday, 7 September 2018

Liz Fraser - d. September 6th 2018

Beyond froth and fizz,
feigned innocence 
and foxy innuendo, 
was the flash of eye,
the fresh smirk that said
I know
what I'm doing. 

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Burt Reynolds - d. September 6th 2018

Today, your last wisecrack
doesn’t feel like a joke,
the blondes have all left you,
the Trans-Am is broke,
and in a flash of white lightning
you went up in smoke.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Jacqueline Pearce - d. September 3rd 2018

At the end of the galaxy
is evil, designer-draped, 
stilted in unwise heels, 
eyes dark with power,
Shiva in a ballgown,

Read about Jacqueline Pearce here