YOU DID NOT WASTE YOUR TIME | JEREMY VINE

YOU DID NOT WASTE YOUR TIME | JEREMY VINE

 

En route to Hay, the winter one,
Asleep in the rear of the festival Ford,
My bumpy dreamscape leaves me bored
And I wake to David Cassidy’s last words.

The pop star’s daughter put them up online,
His final breath a fragile tweet;
I read them twisted in my seat
A sprawl of bags and coat and feet.

“So much time wasted,” David said
And quickly as a song, he passed
That final line an epitaph
His family the final cast.

Three hours on, I see first signs
Of snow, and one shouts HAY;
Gathered readers seem to say
You did not waste your time today.

Jeremy Vine attended Hay Festival Winter Weekend on Saturday 25 November 2017.