22nd May 2009, 11:24
This little boy was 8 years old and he read his poem really well for someone
so young. One of the girls told me later that she'd gone over to try and get
the kid's Dad interested, but he wasn't having any of it. When she asked the
boy if he wanted a chance to read a poem to be on the internet, he leapt at
the chance, but his Dad did nothing to encourage him, and afterwards did
nothing to congratulate his son on his efforts.
22nd May 2009, 11:11
I have probably blogged pics of my old mate Rob before, but here is is being
a "poetry redcoat" in Swansea yesterday. Only one person shouted "wanker".
Swansea, you've let me down!
22nd May 2009, 11:04
Both around the same stretch between Llanelli and Carmarthen, one morning,
one evening (the morning one is for Shitake, the evening for Dhamaka)
22nd May 2009, 10:58
Live. Cake, coffee and Kingdom Come.
21st May 2009, 19:03
Live. Swansea. Pedalpowered poetry karaoke.
EXPLANATION: My old friend Rob Gee from back in Leicester, who's a performance poet, texted me this morning to ask if I could get over to Swansea to meet up. I got the next train, and just got there in time to catch the last bit of the BBC's poetry roadshow which invited people to read either classic poems or their own, and to help power the amplifier by pedalling the bike. Twas good fun, and went for dinner with the cast and crew later. Was hoping to have time to do some cycling, perhaps Swansea to LLanelli, or even to Carmarthen, but we got a bit stoned and the afternoon carried on without us. This will not be broadcast on telly, just on the bbc website. I didn't take part just observed. bigger and better photos later.
21st May 2009, 14:22
Mavis woke me up at 5.30am to tell me that it was raining and she had to
wear her new coat to school. She loves looking like a tree, and she loves
having invisible pockets!
20th May 2009, 08:17
She wanted green, waterproof with a hood.
19th May 2009, 15:41