BACK IN TUEBINGEN IN NOVEMBER FOR TUEBINGEN/DURHAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH

BACK IN TUEBINGEN IN NOVEMBER FOR TUEBINGEN/DURHAM 30TH ANNIVERSARY ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH

14.3.11

in honour



ON ADRIAN MITCHELL’S ANSWERPHONE

(in loving memory of Adrian Mitchell, 1932-2008)



On Adrian Mitchell’s answerphone:
bells ring,
birds sing,
saxophones
swing!


On Adrian Mitchell’s answerphone:
Blake works a miracle,
Big Ben sounds hysterical,
the world waxes lyrical!


On Adrian Mitchell’s answerphone:
the passwords sigh,
the terrorists cry,
the children fly!


On Adrian Mitchell’s answerphone:
leave plenty of love
after the tone!






KEITH ARMSTRONG

*a poem written in the late nineteen eighties

the jingling geordie

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whitley bay, tyne and wear, United Kingdom
poet and raconteur