Author Archives: jmgale
Pike Pike, three inches long, perfect Pike in all parts, green tigering the gold. Killers from the egg: the malevolent aged grin. They dance on the surface among the flies. Or move, stunned by their own grandeur, Over a bed … Continue reading
Ted Hughes is Elvis Presley I didn’t die that hot August night. I faked it, stuffed a barrage balloon into a jump suit. Left it slumped on the bathroom floor. Hitched a ride on a rig rolling to New York. … Continue reading
The Badger by John Clare When midnight comes a host of dogs and men Go out and track the badger to his den, And put a sack within the hole, and lie Till the old grunting badger passes bye. He … Continue reading
Aulder than mammoth or than mastodon Deep i’ the herts o’ a’ men lurk scaut-heid Skrymmorie monsters few daur look upon. Brides sometimes catch their wild een, scansin’ reid, Beekin’ abune the herts they thocht to lo’e And horror-stricken ken … Continue reading
‘Summer with Monica’ by Roger McGough. 50th anniversary edition illustrated by Chris Riddell. Available from Surrey Libraries. (A small request charge may apply). Have you read it? Please leave a review on our catalogue.