Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Nicholas Parsons - d. 28th January 2020

As the Minute Waltz 
fades away, I want you 
to tell us about 
the subject of your life, 
how you never 
hesitated nor deviated, 
how it could never 
be repeated.

Read about Nicholas Parsons here

Monday, 27 January 2020

Kobe Bryant - d. January 26th 2020

The shot clock runs
down to zero, and all is 
silent on the hardwood
save for the squeak
of sneakers, the hoop
vibrating in eternity.

Read about Kobe Bryant here

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Terry Jones - d. January 21st 2020

Do not adjust your 
mindset: both sheds 
are empty, the organ 
silent. Even the mint 
is still in its wrapper, 
and nobody expected

Read about Terry Jones here

Friday, 17 January 2020

Derek Fowlds - d. January 17th 2020

I, Mr Derek, 
was a humble functionary,
in the service of Government;

You were a careerist pen-pusher
at the whim of incompetents;
He was a mindless lickspittle
who sold his intellect for an OBE

Read about Derek Fowlds here

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Tony Garnett - d. January 12th 2020

The last cob of coal
falls to ash in the grate.
The welfare gruel
is served cold on the plate.
The junction is frozen,
the producer is late.

Neil Peart - d. January 7th 2020

There are no more fills,
no more solos, no fools:
the drum stool cools.
You took up the songs
where cymbals sing.
Now, a farewell to things.

Read about Neil Peart here