Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Three New Haiku Poems by John Hegley
There is no dodo
and so we must do
more for fellow beasts
My dad blew winter
from his hands. He would cup them
and bring warmth in.
Underneath his hat the Frenchman keeps a pie. Why?
this way twill stay hot
"The drawing is of Monsieur Robinet. He is to be found adventuring further in a small book I have published with Donut Press. The other two haiku are for a show concerning family and animals which I hope to do in Edinbugh and Peebles and elsewhere."
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(Below: A feature on John taken from the lad's mag Loaded)
John goes on to talk about the early days of the Comedy Store...
"At the beginning I was gonged off 5 times in a row. But I kept coming back. That showed I was hungry to do it, mainly because I kept coming back through the humiliation. The sixth time I was on stage I put my foot down and said "No!" That was the transforming moment, because it's hard to pull the performance back."