Poetry Blog by Trev the Road Poet:
kishore karunik on 2018 Once more Trev's on his annual Texas Tour Pt 8 McAllen (Mon, 14 May 2018 04:15 pm)
Brian Maryon on 2018 Once more Trev's on his annual Texas Tour Pt 3 Austin (Wed, 9 May 2018 07:13 pm)
Trevor Wainwright on 2018 Once more Trev's on his annual Texas Tour Pt2 The journey out (Sat, 5 May 2018 09:24 am)
Big Sal on 2018 Once more Trev's on his annual Texas Tour Pt2 The journey out (Fri, 4 May 2018 10:58 pm)
Trevor Wainwright on 2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: The journey home (Tue, 5 Dec 2017 09:29 am)
Big Sal on 2017 and Trev goes to Texas for a 7th time: The journey home (Mon, 4 Dec 2017 03:40 pm)
Trevor Wainwright on Trev hits Texas again, his 2013 tour. (Getting there). (Mon, 15 Apr 2013 01:59 pm)
Ged Thompson on Trev hits Texas again, his 2013 tour. (Getting there). (Mon, 15 Apr 2013 03:30 am)
Image: Circuit of the Americas, home of the U.S. Grand Prix, besides which this 3.4-mile racetrack hosts concerts in its Austin 360 Amphitheater. I always wondered where it was. As it turns out it is South of the airport, this is the first time I have seen it.
30.4.19 - 192) Rose to face departure day, sad heart, sky of grey
To reception bound, coffee to bring me round
Hoping today t...
Friday 17th May 2019 5:07 pm
Image: Back in Austin, flowers on the roadside verge opposite my motel, photographed on the way to supper.
29.4.19 189) Great night last night, what a delight
Supper in Mexico, potions just right
Didn’t feel alone, welcomed as one of their own
Treated well, interacted and found friendship as well
Sadly had to bid farewell,
US Border, bit of a queue, that’s it we’re through...
Wednesday 15th May 2019 10:49 am
Image: My friend Clark Von Heller encouraging an up and coming young pianist called Kevin (see poem 158). Clark is showing him the chords for his variation of Pachalbels Canon
23.4.19 – 158) Breakfast an’ I’m reflectin’ on last night
It seemed things for Clark weren’t goin’ right
At his evenin’ class no one came,
Then his amplifier gave up the game
So another was bought at a mu...
Monday 13th May 2019 9:20 am
Image: Clark's Colonial Flag, always flown on my visit to depict English Poet in residence, we have even devised a ceromony for the flying and striking of it.
22.4.19 – 154) Once again it’s dark like yesterday,
Once again I’m on my way travellin’ some more,
The road Poet on tour
I leave the motel turn left an’ then I’m once more on Interstate 10
An’ offer a short prayer to driv...
Saturday 11th May 2019 10:34 am
Image: Statue of the Guadalupe Bass, in a park at the side of the Guadalupe River, it is the state fish of Texas, and found only in the Hill County streams of Texas, some of the tiles have been crafted by Kerrville citizens as a testament to the natural resources of Texas.
21.4.19 – 145) Once again it’s dark,
I’m leavin’ another motel car park
East horizon hue, tells me sun up ain’t...
Thursday 9th May 2019 1:17 pm
Image: Early morning in Lamesa and the moon setting I was surprised the picture came out so clear.
17.4.19 - 127) Yesterday had gone alright,
All sorted an’ a bed for the night
But this mornin’ a surprise, couldn’t believe my eyes
My car keys weren’t seen,
Not in my pocket where they should have been
Not in my bags or anywhere, couldn’t find them nowhere
Searchin, high a...
Wednesday 8th May 2019 4:23 pm
Image: The Panhandle Plain, arid and flat compared to the roadside views on the first part of the journey from Austin.
16.4.19 - 124) Kick Butt last night as usual a blast
Some thought it was a shame it was my last
Fewer than last week but we weren’t dull,
Recitin’ like the room was full
We had a ball then it was time to say “goodnight y’awl
Cos’ today’s the day I head out W...
Tuesday 7th May 2019 11:44 am
Image: Performing at Kick Butt a coffee house where open mics are held and they never like to turn anyone away. It is also a place where anything goes and does (within reason), not for the faint hearted. Note my Yorkshire tee shirt
31.03.19 – 32) Woke to face the day, cool an’ sky of grey
Then away, breakfast stop, task number 1
The to AWR to see what needs to be done
Sunday 5th May 2019 4:48 pm
Image: My suitcase at Austin Airport this year it arrived at the same time.
30.03.19 – 20) Departure day, taxi arrives I’m on my way along the M62
The day after we should have left the EU
Nothing more to be written or said as to Manchester I head
Look to the day ahead and more, as I begin my 9th poetry tour
Into a fog bank nothing to worry about
A few minutes later and I’m ...
Thursday 11th April 2019 8:32 pm
Image: Don Sitton legally blind for his entire life was a presenter at KPET Radio in Lamesa West Texas for 29 years, beginning in 1989. A familiar voice on the morning show he used to interview attendees at the Lamesa Forrest Fest. We met in 2011 when I first performed ther and struck up a friendship that lasted till he passed away on October 13 2018. I always looked forward to our intreviews I sh...
Friday 29th March 2019 8:31 pm