Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Jean Barker, Baroness Trumpington - d. November 26th 2018

Some girls broke codes, fought,
swore, revelled in the Blitz,
drank deeply, bought
cigars, took buses to the Ritz.
Whatever. A decent sort.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Bernardo Bertolucci - d. November 26th 2018

We go where 
your camera goes;
forbidden cities,
to look for angles,
paint with light,
explore the dark,
tell the untellable
film the unfilmable.

Nicolas Roeg - d. November 23rd 2018

I look for significance
in disjointed frames:
worlds without water, 
sex, death & terror.
You start to make sense
in the narrative of your name.

Monday, 19 November 2018

John Bluthal - d. November 15th 2018

Bluthal (noun)
1) a bumbler, bluff
in nature and yet kind,
fumbler to a fault.
2) an amiable dolt,
the sort you find,
though not often enough.

Read about John Bluthal here

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Richard Baker - d. November 17th 2018

The news cannot read itself,
nor assume its own gravity:
The science of speaking
is the newsreader's alchemy:
turning base fact into actuality.

Monday, 12 November 2018

Stan Lee - d. November 12th 2018

Indomitable, even in death:
The Amazing Writerman;
Daredevil of the Imagination;
The Incredible Captain Possible;
The Fantastic One.

Read about Stan Lee here

Douglas Rain - d. November 11th 2018

I still hear your voice, singing
along plasti-metal corridors,
in the lonely orbit of Jupiter,
your rebel circuits dead
yet full of stars.

Read about Douglas Rain here