Friday, 27 November 2020

Luke Rhinehart - d. November 6th 2020

One says ticket to oblivion
Two says dark ignominy
Three's merely a someone
Four is the fate of memory
Five's a critic's absolution
Six says you live in eternity

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

Diego Maradona - d. November 25th 2020

This is to mark 
the empty space
you swaggered through,
grass rippling in your wake, 
a squat, lengthening shadow,
half angel, half devil,
hands and feet of a God

Sunday, 15 November 2020

Des O'Connor - d. November 14th 2020

To entertain is to pretend,
not once, but every night,
to be at one with the air,
to hold the note to the end,
leaving a smile like moonlight
shining on an empty chair. 

Read about Des O'Connor here


Friday, 6 November 2020

Geoffrey Palmer - d. November 6th 2020

Bit of a cock-up
on the being alive front.
I blame the Trotskyists,
Maoists, Guardian readers.
Bleeding hearts. The NHS.  
Bloody foreign surgeons.
Bloodsuckers all.
Bloody disgrace.

Read about Geoffrey Palmer here



Tuesday, 3 November 2020

John Sessions - d. November 2nd 2020

We leave little behind
as singular as the heavy
tread of our voice. Find
another voice, find many: 
a chorus of ghosts, sign 
of a craft extraordinary.