A BATTERED BEAT GURU FOR DAVE CUNLIFFE

FOR DAVE CUNLIFFE
(4 January 1941-16 April 2021)

 

and Dave said, sometimes
on evenings such as this
you end up reading your poems
in the back-room of a pub
to four drunks and a dog

but
every human mind
contains a thousand spirits
so even though it seems
you’re reading to few
you have an audience
of multitudes…

 

 

 

 

Andrew Darlington
Photo from the Dave Cunliffe Archive

 

 


By Andrew Darlington

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One Response to A BATTERED BEAT GURU FOR DAVE CUNLIFFE

    1. somehow I missed that Dave Cunliffe had died though I knew he was close
      we hardly met during life but corresponded for years
      I admired and respected him
      and Andrew Darlington’s words are
      are deserved and painfully accurate
      well said

      Comment by jeff cloves on 8 January, 2022 at 11:01 am

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