I’ll be on the East Stage at Writers’ Week this Saturday (3rd March) between 5 and 5:30, reading my piece “The Adelaide Taxi Driver’s Prayer”. It’s part of the launch of the 2012 Friendly Street Anthology “Flying Kites”, in which I have two poems. Thanks to the editors, Judy Dally and Louise McKenna, for inviting me.
Not sure there’ll be too many taxi drivers there, but you never know.
I’m really pleased to have been asked to do this, as it’s a poem that still makes me laugh, and hopefully will get the same reaction from the Writers’ Week crowd.
I’ve put the poem on here previously, but here it is again:
The Adelaide Taxi Driver’s Prayer
(after Ian Dury)
Our cabfare, which starts in Cavan
Hallett Cove be thy aim
Thy Kingswood come
In Hove as it is in Hendon
Give us Largs Bay and Birkenhead
And forgive us our Crafers West
As we forgive those that Crafers against us
And lead us not into Keswick station
But deliver us from Frewville
For thine is the Findon
The Paralowie and the Salisbury