Tuesday, 17 July 2012
That's the Euston road in sunnier times (2011). And a few yards away is this
Which is the British Library. On Saturday the Radio 4 documentary I made with Vera Frankl about some of the readers at the British Library is broadcast. Details here. It's called The Best Read Office in the World. Listen in at 10.30am, or anytime on Iplayer.
Sunday, 15 July 2012
A SMALL POEM FOR VLISSINGEN
Zo de wind waait, waait z’n jasje
As the wind blows, so does his jacket
(i.e. He will jump on any bandwagon)
To light a cigarette with a candle
Kills a sailor, they say, in Vlissingen:
Aan kust sea and sky dance a light tango,
Ships now close sail for a pale horizon
Where tobacco can be smoked any way.