Tuesday, December 05, 2006

It's probably just coincidence ...

... but this poem The Doorman, which Dave Lull sends along, brought to mind some very specific things. As soon as I saw "you married Maddy late," I thought of Maddy Prior, the angel-voiced lead singer of Steeleye Span. Then comes the line, "Pity the poor bastard," and I thought immeditely of Maddy's song "Pity the Poor Night Porter." What does it all mean?


  1. The poem is in memory of Michael Donaghy, whose Guardian obituary can be found here.

  2. So it was just a coincidence. Thanks for the link, Dave.