The transitional seventies: a time to be young,
Of radical innovation: hair dyed pink and green, spiked.
Dancing to Glam Rock on six-inch platforms.
Bolan, Bowie, John, Slade: quintessentially seventies.
Visionary individualists; lifestyle icons, hero worshipped;
Their faces on young girls' tee shirts, a generation inspired.
Gaudy tank-tops, striped; clashing bell bottoms
Copied from catwalk. Candles continually sold out:
Scargill induced strikes, you see; a time of three day weeks.
Gender revolution: equal pay, role reversal.
Girls in men's suits, hair cropped. Flowing curls and makeup for boys.
Sexual free expression - the rise of Whitehouse nemesis.
Of those long-lost seventies, often I find
Legacies disguised in creative newness:
Like in this season's boot-cut, echoes of bells.