A Millipede with Gout
Andrew Neil Blewitt
What do a tipsy aunt, a buxom nurse, an impious choirboy, a none-to-clever clairvoyant, a cheeky tearaway, a pompous city gent, a crabby war veteran and a blasé lieutenant have in common? All provide ideas for these comic poems – a mixture of gentle humour and intelligent observation. Inspiration comes from classic poetry, war, weird and wonderful creatures, flora and fauna, fairy tales, the absurdities of the English language and, above all else, good old-fashioned everyday life. Where we might take these for granted, Andrew Neil Blewitt would turn into beautiful poetry, deftly plucking creative notions and phrases seemingly from nowhere. He adored writing poetry and playing with words and was working on the collection until a fortnight before his death. A delightful, fascinating and very British collection of modern poems.