Hello, Poetry Lovers, the Reliant has taken us back to our beloved Memory Corner. This time to the winter month of December 2019. The 2nd, in fact.
This was a wonderful night at the Troubadour Cafe. Thanks to the lovely Anne-Marie Fyfe, a strong, talented poet, and inspiring teacher, the very cream of poets gathered in the Troubadour basement on the Old Brompton Road.
All of us blissfully unaware of the emptiness that was to follow in 2020. Well, this is a very familiar tune now…..
This is one of my hearthrobs, Barney Ashton-Bullock, who read stunningly that night. Joined by many other of my pashes…Angus Strachan, Michael Dench, Mark Chamberlain, Ian McLachlan, Matthew Paul, Fran O’Leary, Lady Po and so many other wonderful poets.
Another poet I want to mention is the lovely Greg Freeman. I was so glad to see him that night. A very clever man and poet. It was that kind of magical evening.
And inevitably, here’s my own performance, I read Colours of ’73, a memory of living through Heath and the blackouts. Funny, the memory flashed up as I was in Tesco! Buying toilet rolls, I think. Little did I know that they would become a precious commodity!
Lord knows what I’m doing in that first image, but I’m gripping that microphone like Billy-O!!
So, thank you Anne-Marie and Troubadour and all my lovely poetry pals for making that such a remarkable evening.
Thank you once again for tuning in, PL’s. We’ll be back with more poetry antics very shortly – same time, same channel…..