Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Nan Winton - d. May 11th 2019

I could tell you how, 
no matter the voice
or the cut of dress, 
the news is still the news,
but under time's baleful glare,
such a story would be 
too frivolous to bear.

Read about Nan Winton here

Niki Lauda - d. May 20th 2019

From the heat-haze 
of the grid, through 
treacherous chicanes,
straights in flame,
you shelter in 
the eternal slipstream,
plan the next overtake,
drive through fire
to take the flag.

Monday, 13 May 2019

Doris Day - d. May 13th 2019

I found some things
under your pillow:
a smile (one careful owner),
a song of secret love,
and age without decay.

Read about Doris Day here

Freddie Starr - d. May 9th 2019

I see a goose-stepping Faust
exchanging his soul for laughs
in a bleak decade,
drunk on the power of anarchy,
grinning as he pulls the pin
on another grenade.

Read more about Freddie Starr here

Friday, 3 May 2019

Peter Mayhew - d. April 30th 2019

In less cosmic places
the man that you were
went unrecognised.
Despite our disguise,
under the fur
we all have real faces

Read about Peter Mayhew here