Dave Birss Poems
|3.||A Royal Flush||7/22/2006|
|4.||If I Were You||7/22/2006|
|7.||Forced To Make A Stand||1/20/2006|
|8.||Bus Shelter Poem||1/18/2006|
|12.||No Spare Hair||1/25/2006|
|16.||31 Things You Never Want To Use||1/20/2006|
|17.||Dream Come True||1/24/2006|
|18.||Nodding In Disagreement||1/21/2006|
|21.||Poetry Reading Virgin||1/30/2006|
Comments about Dave Birss
Poetry Reading Virgin
I’ve never been to a poetry reading before
Are there candles and joss-sticks to garnish the floor?
Or would these combustible hazards, in fact,
Contravene a new European Fire Safety Act?
Do the audience sit cross-legged - all their feet bare?
Or are they in eveningwear there on a chair?
Can I swear? Can I shout? Can I jump all about?
Are there strict rules of etiquette forbidden to flout?
If I go down real well will they shout out for more
Or is there no such thing as a poetry encore?
Can I do a cover version of Hegley or Ayres?
Or is it bad taste to ...
Two more sleeps till I see you
And time just travels too slow.
Then when it’s us
I’ll be frustrated because
Time travels too fast, you know.