Sonnet for Shahrokh and Reza

Free Shahrokh and Reza

Shahrokh Zamani and Reza Shahabi are imprisoned in Iran for organising trade unions. Tragically, Shahrokh died on 13 September 2015 They hold in prison those whom power fears Shahrokh and Reza, Rajai Shahr’s closed doors Lock up these men but … Read more

The Boris Bridge

Have a read of this: another scandal from City Hall. And here’s a sonnet to (not) celebrate …   Roll up! Roll up! for BoJo’s garden bridge We hope financial footfall will be brisk A tourist trap for paying patronage … Read more

N38 To The World

A Petrarchan sonnet (yes, really) on getting a night bus to catch an international train … I used to but I haven’t missed this bus At 5a.m., a half-full cart to take The staff who clean and guard before you wake … Read more

Death Row Diner

Get this! Hopelessly unthinking about the barbarity and injustice of state executions, we have a “pop-up restaurant” themed as “death row dinners”. Pass the sick bag. May I invite you to my cell to dine? Is this the final meal … Read more

Sonnet to the Domestic Dog


Aw. Dontcha just love ’em? There is a fact scarce known in our society That of the world’s great treasury of creatures The one that manifests the most variety Of size and shape and other body features Is not a … Read more

A Sonnet to a Tory MP


A rewrite of Shakespeare’s Eighteenth Sonnet: Shall I compare thee to a winter’s day? Thou art more cold and more intemperate Tough times won’t shake the buddies of Theresa May Nor cruelty’s lease expire on short a date No time … Read more