Oct06

Denholm Elliot
Looking.
Looking deep
Into his eyes to see...
See that time I smashed
Grandma's glass everyday
Fruit bowl and bled out when
Carelessly mishandling the ragged
Remains; See the tunnel to freedom
Extend away from my feet, the
Hammering machine finding
The fault in my shoulder;
See the well, deep as his
Eyes, leading me into
His disapproving
Deep looking...
Looking.

Melvyn Bragg, English broadcaster, author and parliamentarian, was born today in 1939.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, English Poet, died on this day in 1892.

Denholm Elliot, English character actor, died today in 1992.

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