Sunday, June 27, 2010

Windfalls and tinned sardines

With the tributes to Alan Plater still echoing, news comes in that another jazz-loving adopted son of Hull is to be commemorated, with a city-wide shindig called Larkin25. Events include Larkin With Toads, a public art event that is intended to “brighten up working days and holidays alike for Hull visitors and residents alike”; a novel response to a poem that sees employment in a rather less flattering light:
Six days of the week it soils
With its sickening poison –
Just for paying a few bills!
That’s out of proportion.
Maybe they should also stage a Larkinesque celebration of parenthood.

1 comment:

Vicus Scurra said...

I have little time for Larkin (or larking), but am saddened by the passing of Mr Plater. His death was hastened by writing for Lewis, I fear.