Almanac Poetry: ‘Handel’s Father was a Barber-surgeon’

Handel’s Father was a Barber-surgeon

 

Is the guitar obbligato
that Angus Young plays
throughout AC-DC’s
“Thunderstruck”
essentially Bach’s
“Toccata and Fugue”
played backwards?
—Jesus, I hope so.
And is the band’s song
“Who Made Who”
the Scottish-Australian lads’ contribution
to the Prometheus myth,
à la Shelley’s Frankenstein?

 

 

 

 

Acknowledgement: previously appeared in my latest book-length poetry collection, Orpheus in the Undershirt (Ginninderra Press, 2018).

 

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About

Kevin Densley is a poet and writer-in-general. His work has appeared in print in Australia, the UK and the USA, as well as on many online venues. His fourth book-length poetry collection, Sacredly Profane, will be published by Ginninderra Press later in 2020. He is also the co-author of a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press.

Comments

  1. Kevin Densley says

    The video clip accompanying this poem is a real hoot – featuring an army of cloned Angus Young figures in full schoolboy uniform! (it may also illuminate the poem a little.)

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