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It Was 50 Years Ago …

I’m reminded today, with much coverage in the media of this being the 50th anniversary of the release of Sergeant Pepper, that, some good few years ago, I was in a men’s clothing shop on Bridlesmith Gate in Nottingham when one of the assistants came up to me and introduced himself as a former student of mine at Heanor-Aldercar secondary school in the 60s.  265 more words


#AtoZChallenge ‘G’ #NationalPoetryMonth ‘The Gift’ #NPM17 #SOCS #amwriting #poem

This year to celebrate National Poetry Month and to take part in the April A-Z Blogging Challenge, I’ll be posting two poems a day, one written by me and another poem written by one of my favourite poets. 412 more words


The Beat Goes On - Fifty Years of the Mersey Sound

I had the pleasure in January of seeing Roger McGough and Brian Patten perform at the Liverpool Playhouse in celebration of 50 years since the publication of The Mersey Sound, an anthology of poems by McGough, Patten, and the sadly departed Adrian Henri. 982 more words


A valentine...

To be with one another forever and to have no doubt
(Nor feel exhaustion at the prospect)
Is the goal of those who, like us, 38 more words


An Adrian Henri mini-exhibition: 'The poet in him wrote poems containing images that the painter in him wanted to paint'

I received an email from the Victoria Gallery & Museum alerting me to the fact that an exhibition of work by Adrian Henri was ending that day. 1,810 more words


Zonky Zizzibug by Brian Patten

I’ve just appeared in this classroom

I did not use the door.

I have just materialized

Through the classroom floor.

Do not call me a liar. 256 more words