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Click here to hear the poem read aloud: You you think you’re old you meet someone you have no new words to say you think of every phrase you know they all sound dull and so clichéd but you write … Continue reading

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Tribute to Lenny

When I was a student at Glasgow University I went to a party at the home  of my friend Big Frank, in Bathgate Street, in Glasgow’s East End. At some point in the evening I heard a song on a … Continue reading

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The Stranger

in the night the dreams return eliminate all scents and flavours I hear the words of Leonard Cohen I told you when I came I was a stranger I live my life as each one must I stumble in and … Continue reading

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Musical Misses Are Hits

AnElephantCant find himself a Dream Lover He is pretty sure he must be doing something quite wrong He gets vividly vicarious thrills From all these different delectable girls Who he meets in these predominantly popular songs Long ago there is … Continue reading

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Bibliophilia is Thrillier not Sillier

AnElephantCant even nearly spell the word But he tries to describe it with a literary smile Despite his athletic good looks AnElephant just adores books Yep he is a lifelong card-carrying always-one-in-his-pocket bibliophile AnElephantCant explain the compulsion or attraction Which … Continue reading

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AnElephant Makes Music Makes You Sick

AnElephantCant claim to be musical He warbles like a cat on a string You can’t recognise the noise That he makes with his voice But he still likes to hear other folk sing He is rubbish on all sorts of … Continue reading

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