Today’s September 2014 poem-a-day. I’ve been listening to a new jazz recording a friend has given me.

The elegiac quality of saxophone
eases its way into my mind,
quietly asserting its charm,
sliding deftly into its place
in my aural memory,
as if it had never been away.

Happy Birthday Robert Plant

Robert Plant is 66 today. Many Happy Returns. You’ve still got it.

Led Zep was another great influence on my writing, and musical tastes. I was 9 when Led Zeppelin IV was released, and I still think Black Dog is one of the best songs the band ever wrote. Here it is from Glastonbury in 2014 – Robert Plant reinventing a classic, and proving that you can’t keep a good dog down!