Jack Horne is on the correct side of the pond, again

Ahh Literati! Jack Horne has no need to feign a British accent to garner attention! He actually shares that speech peculiarity with our Brit Derek in England of all places. Jack has been one of our most consistent contest competitors, and word must have reached him that we have forgiven the Brits for making us fight for our right to pledge allegiance to Wall Street and Mobil Oil instead of the Crown. He is among us…again!

Hi, Thorn.

Have written a poem for the contest.
Have a great weekend : )


by Jack Horne

He struts around the stage, in ladies’ shoes

smiling, singing, strumming

wild curls, wide flares, floral jacket
it’s nineteen-seventy-one-or-two, not today
but I see him, hear him: a man no longer living
(although he’s alive forever in that footage)
I time travel in my mind and his Mini hasn’t crashed yet
so I will watch the film once more and let him live…
.* inspired by Marc Bolan
(Editor’s note from Wikipedia: Marc Bolan (pron. BOE-lən; born Mark Feld; 30 September 1947 – 16 September 1977) was an English singer-songwriter, poet and guitarist. He is best known as the frontman of glam rock group T. Rex.  Died in a car wreck as he was approaching wider recognition for his talents)


  1. Parisianne Modert says:

    A very nice tribute to a true artist, Jack, because it rocks, it rolls and it honors the glam of living life without restrain.

  2. Tiffany V says:

    Thorn should let AWwYP have a poetry contest. What fun THAT would be. But tis a foregone conclusion, aborted before fruition. This one would definitely be a contender. It is a textured vignette of image and memory.

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