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8pm Outsideleft's Big National Poetry Day: David Benjamin Blower 47 by David Benjamin Blower

8pm Outsideleft's Big National Poetry Day: David Benjamin Blower

47 by David Benjamin Blower

by LamontPaul, Founder & Publisher
first published: October, 2021
47 by David Benjamin Blower

47

What are these scrawlings and maps?
A way to feel a little more in control
Along the journey
Of the total loss of control?

How do you keep your dignity on this downward road?
What's dignity but a little self control?

Gather your embers
Go up the hill
Light a little fire
Say a little prayer
Forgive somebody
And fall gently in love
 


by David Benjamin Blower

 


Something you should know:
Of course we are big fans of David Benjamin Blower - the star of our first ever Outsideleft Night Out. He came, played quietly and sang about the impending apocalypse we seem intent on visiting upon ourselves and mesmerised us all. David's newsletter is The Soil Journal. He has recorded many albums and tours living rooms of the UK. To download a collection of David's most popular songs, stripped down and reborn, visit David's website here.

 


Joy to Enjoy today:
12.01am: Ancient Champion - Under Pressure »»
1am: Ade Crossen - Thoughtful Choice »»
2am: Jackie Stein - The Battle of Social Media »»
3am: Dave Pitt - Spiderman Brendan »»
4am: Jimmy Andrex - Festival of Brexit »»
5am: Brendan Hawthorne - We Are Here »»
6am: Ahmed Magare - We Cannot Walk Alone »»
7am: Emma Purshouse - Mermaid on the Number 3 »»
8am: Rue Collinge - That Year »»
9am: Deborah Alma - Mother of Pearl »»
10am: Steve Pottinger - Fatima »»
11am: Jay Lewis - Betrayal 1991 »»
12pm: Hollie McNish - Honestly »»
1pm: Emma Purshouse - Five Minutes on a Midland Train »»
2pm: Rebecca Stanhope - Take Your Hands Off Me »»
3pm: Michael Pederson - Here in a Glasgow Tenement - Not Asleep, Not Awake Either »»
4pm: Glyn Phillips - Doorways »»
5pm: PixieVic - Curious Choices »»
6pm Christian Present - Poeme »»
7pm John Robinson - My Reply To You »»
8pm David Benjamin Blower - 47 »»
9pm Emma Purshouse - Feeling Low? »»
10pm Steve Pottinger - Jam today: Mrs Veronica Blake’s manifesto for a brighter future »»
11pm Jay Lewis - The Starling 1976 »»

LamontPaul
Founder & Publisher

Publisher, Lamontpaul founded outsideleft with Alarcon in 2004 and is hanging on, saying, "I don't know how to stop this, exactly."

Lamontpaul portrait by John Kilduff painted during an episode of John's TV Show, Let's Paint TV


about LamontPaul »»

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