Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Rutger Hauer - d. July 19th 2019

It’s not an easy thing,
to meet your maker, 
but tell them this:
it is not the memories
of rain that remain. 
It is the tears.

Read about Rutger Hauer here

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Chris Kraft - d. July 22nd 2019

Your life was mission: 
moonrise to moonfall, 
a minute hand ticking
from shift to shift, 
the engineer's pulse,
the moments to orbit.
Now the capsule passes
far downrange, beyond 
the business of the skies.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Johnny Clegg - d. July 16th 2019

Between the township
and the veldt, at the foot
of the rainbow, they keep 
a place for you, among 
the scatterlings, the 
universal men, back
with the umdeni again.

Read about Johnny Clegg here

Monday, 15 July 2019

Rip Torn - d. July 19th 2019

From Gethsemane 
to Cincinnati,
you lurked at 
high-stakes tables,
catching the fallen,
playing your part 
from A to Zed.

Read about Rip Torn here

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Freddie Jones - d. July 9th 2019

You wore 
so many clothes
- freakshow-ragged,
desert mentat, 
northern barfly - 
one scene ahead
in every drama
there ever was.

Read about Freddie Jones here

Friday, 5 July 2019

John McCririck - d. July 5th 2019

Today's Field:
Deerstalker - Levels you devils
Throwback - Bottle
Mutton Chops - Ear'Ole
The Eccentric - Burlington Bertie
Mister Misogyny - Double Carpet
worth a punt
but no more than a pony

Read about John McCririck here