Poetry

Mine, and occasionally others'.

When Will The Revolution Come?

When the shepherd can't whistle
and the sheep will not herd
The alarm couldn't sound
and when nobody stirred

When the owner growls Sit!
and the dog won't stay
The conductor drops the baton
and the orchestra won't play

That's when the revolution comes

When the piper can't pipe
and the children won't follow
When the lenders can not lend
and the borrowers won't borrow

Responses

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that.
How awful.
I don't know what to say.

At least they caught it early.
Oh, they didn't?
Well, I'm sure you'll still be OK.

My friend's got that.
She's having chemo -
Head down the toilet all day.

My mum had that. They gave her a year.
That was sixteen years ago -
She's still here!

Guesting with A Car Load of Poets

16/08/2017 - 14:30

Janine turns in a ten-minute guest slot with ...

A Car Load of Poets present no-punches-pulled Ian Winter. His 2014 show GORDON is described as extraordinary, a tour de force not to be missed. “He throws words at you like Cooper Clarke”. Broadway Baby. He has supported Luke Wright and Attila The Stockbroker.

It's actually 2.40-3.35pm, but this events calednar likes to work in 15-minute slots.

Lord Farr's Lounge-a-Palooza at the Edinburgh Free Fringe

18/08/2017 - 13:00

Janine is delighted to receive and accept the invitation of the noted raconteur and bon vivant Lord Farr, who curates a choice selection of his favourite acts from around the Fringe. Comedy, magic, music and more, all for the viewing pleasure of you lovely cads, bounders, dandies and ladies who (liquid) lunch. Bottoms up!

Venue: Bourbon Bar, Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2JR

Lord Farr's Lounge-a-Palooza at the Edinburgh Free Fringe

16/08/2017 - 13:00

Janine is delighted to receive and accept the invitation of the noted raconteur and bon vivant Lord Farr, who curates a choice selection of his favourite acts from around the Fringe. Comedy, magic, music and more, all for the viewing pleasure of you lovely cads, bounders, dandies and ladies who (liquid) lunch. Bottoms up!

Venue: Bourbon Bar, Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 2JR

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