Photos: Dora Kazmierak https://www.instagram.com/dorakazmierak/
‘On The Boards’ blared from boarding school dorms,
sunny afternoons, fondly-recalled second form:
Rory* sang raw and raucous, urban blues,
denim dressed, unpretentious, paid rock dues.
See sporty mini-skirted girls, hear ricochet ping,
tennis ball bounce off taut racquet strings:
shyly watched, well-practiced their aversion,
tanned limbs, taut t-shirts tempt court incursion.
Authors and artists from library books beckoned,
upstairs I ascend, teen intellectual, fecund:
biblio hush almost holy, few desks populated,
sun-warm wood-panelled walls vastly under-rated.
- Rory Gallagher https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Gallagher