Wednesday, 1 May 2013

'Alan The Postman'


Alan The Postman lives in the trees.

Alan The Postman tries to capture the rhythms of jazz in oil and acrylics.

Alan The Postman cycles around Scandinavia with a bag of olives and a bottle of whisky.

Alan The Postman has no time for television or the internet. Or rock music.

Alan The Postman is a PHD Doctor of Horror.

Alan The Postman reads my books then returns them, shaking his head.

Alan The Postman knows more about Karl Marx than you or I ever will.

Alan The Postman gave me this oil painting that he did of Aspinall Street in Mytholmroyd, just across the valley from our house. It is the street where Ted Hughes grew up.

It now hangs on our living room wall.


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