Photos: Dora Kazmierak https://www.instagram.com/dorakazmierak/
‘On The Boards’ blared from boarders dorms,
rock songs sound-tracked sunny second form:
Rory’s voice strained, scarred Strat wept blues,
faded denims, plaid shirt – fully paid dues.
Swung racquets, balls bounced on taut strings:
mini-skirted girls made hearts pine and sing;
slim athletic limbs, white runners, short socks,
contoured t-shirts, ear tucked blond locks.
On Saturday, up the Arts Block stairs ascended
to authors and artists in library books; I pretended
to understand Surrealists deep spiritual despair:
that warm wood-panelled space became place of prayer.
- Rory Gallagher https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_Gallagher