Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dance, Dance



Dance, dance, wherever you may be
I am the Lord of the Dark Settee
And I'll bounce on you
And you can bounce on me
And we'll both sit down
And watch TV


Poem written with Michael Leigh
Illustrated by Michael Leigh

10 comments:

Roger Stevens said...

A few years ago Michael and I wrote a whole load of poems based around nursery rhymes. Originally they were written using collage techniques. But we refined a few for a book to be called The Owl Ate the Pussycat which Michael illustrated. I'll be posting a few over the next few weeks.

C.J.Duffy said...

The poetry is par excellence but the artwork rather poor. Of course should you tell Michael this, I will deny having said it!

Roger Stevens said...

Are you being amusing? Michael will read ths and be upset. You will upset him. He's a very sensitive soul you know. I think the artwork is rather splendid.

wastedpapiers said...

C.J. is absolutely right - this is one of my worst drawings ever - I must have been pissed when I did it! ( he says choking back the tears ).

Roger Stevens said...

Nay, neeay, and thrice times neeeaiiiyyy!!!

Jilly Jargon said...

I think you should give Matthew Holter a credit for this poem. It was he who, as a child, thought those first few lines were the actual words to the song Lord of the Dance - and he had a very interesting story about visiting relatives who were nuns to explain it.

C.J.Duffy said...

Okay, alright. The truth is am envious as I wish I could draw with such skill. I really like the way the cushions form mirrored 'U's'!

Roger Stevens said...

Yes. That is indeed where the poem came from.

freshkidturnedrotten said...

it was actually jon fieldhouse. although mat did say some funny things.

Jilly Jargon said...

Who are you freshkidturnedrotten? Give us a clue. Because you may be right. Jon's mum thinks it was Jon and not Matt.