Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Billie Holiday 100 today


Billie

I don't know how to thank Billie Holiday
   
But gratitude is where I begin

She opened everything

Gave all she had, against all odds  
She lead the hard and lonely fight  
And smashed it with gardenias


Lauren Laverne and Sam Baker asked me to write a poem for The Pool about Billie Holiday for her centenary. Billie was born 100 years ago today. Whatever you do today please take some time out to listen to her music, take a moment to thank the great Billie Holiday.

Published today, read my piece in full here: https://www.the-pool.com


Thank you