Heathcote Williams wrote this on learning that the UK government was to spend £50million commemorating the World War One centenary.
Among the many tributes in speech and music at the funeral of Heathcote Williams on 14 July 2017 was this elegy by musician and writer Boff Whalley.
No sooner than you’re on someone’s wavelength, then suddenly they’re whisked away from you. Heathcote Williams on the death of David Bowie.
Why’d ya do it, she said, they’re mine, all your jewels You just tied me to the mast of the ship of fools
It’s 1945 and Heathcote Williams is completely unaware of the war, or of thoughts of invasion.
An investigative poem by Heathcote Williams. Narration and video by Alan Cox.
Narration and montage by Mary Wild.