A Sonnet for Jake
Died 24th December 2002.
It's sad that Jake was so
inexplicably underrated as a poet and lyricist.He was an
honest, compassionate, uncompromising, phenomenally talented
man,and it's a great irony and shame that his death came just
as people were starting to take notice of his work again.As Jake's hero,
Georges Brassens, once said after the death of a friend - 'If
I'd known how much I loved him, I would have loved him more'.
All sorts of information,
including most of his lyrics and his translations of several
Brassens songs, plus a bulletin board - www.jakethackray.com
Photo © Acorn
If you've any comments on
this poem, Sarah Willans would be pleased to hear from you.