I am posting two days late this week to coincide with the fact that Magpie Bridge is ten years old today! Yes, it is amazing! I never thought when I started this bog I would still be going in five years let alone ten. Blogs I assumed were ephemeral creatures but here I am still at it.
You can read the very first blog post here. There have been 593 other ones since then and over 800,000 visits. I would like to thank you all for your continuing support.
This is a poem revised with the assistance of the wonderful Secret Poets, thank you chaps.
eleven people in a chapel
the clock is running down
on our fifteen minute slot
if I had though about it and I had not
I would not have imagined it this way
interlaced with flashes
of every sad ceremony I’ve known
I was in London this week and I bought a copy of the Funky Rob Way, an old Nigerian lp that I had downloaded a while ago. The vinyl is even better. I leave you with the title track.
Here's to the next ten years!