Went to see Roger Mc Gough and band Little Machine in the Wirral. Humorous and enjoyable. A lot of people attended. Little machine put music to WB Yeats/ Edward Thomas/ Thomas Carew/ TS Eliot and others. Roger Mc Gough read poems, some put to music some not. Liked the poem about John Peel after a busy day asking for a poached egg. The lady returning and saying “the chef says he can’t be bothered”. And the poem “I hope I am a burden on my children/ after all, fairs fair/ they were a burden on me” Evening ended with Roger Mc Goughs hit single “Lilly the Pink.”
Went to poetry by the fire side in January (a long time ago). In Liverpool at Saint Brides church. A fundraiser for renovation work. Hosted by Eithne Browne. A lady read sensual poems about bathing her husband. Then sang “let no man steal your Thyme” Humorous poems from Davy Edge on “porridge” then the sad “I am Autumn” and a poem on love lost in “I would”. Prose from John Oldershaw. Poems by Eleanor Rees who teaches at Hope University. The evening ended with Emma Deers singing “you’ll never walk alone.”
Went to Stockton Heath writers group, Warrington. Liz read out her latest collaborated prose on putting Sherlock Holmes in a modern setting. D read out his short humorous flash fiction which he has just published through Lulu. And R read out, on his to be novel on a mythical world of competing dynasties. With his hero’s and heroines under peril.