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  • brian

    EBOOK ï EPUB Collected Poems ì Hardcover Collected Poemsbetjeman's great poem slough is surely the inspiration for one of the great songs of the 20th century dontcha think? check the excerpts sloughCome friendly bombs and fall on SloughIt isn't fit for humans nowThere isn't grass to graze a cowSwarm over DeathCome bombs and blow to smithereensThose air conditioned bright canteensTinned fruit tinned meat tinned milk tinned beansTinned minds tinned breath read the full poem here is like sundayTrudging slowly over wet sandBa


  • Diane Ramirez

    EBOOK ï EPUB Collected Poems ì Hardcover Collected PoemsWhat a wonderful discovery John Betjeman's poetry is The intro promised that Betjeman is the type or poet that you want to have at your bedside and I find that to be true Very accessible yet somehow profound than most poetry I've encountered however fancy the language There were times I'd ask my husband if he'd like to hear a poem and I'd read aloud the next one and we'd both sit there gut punched afterwards I am confident that as I continue to live this life and experience my experiences his words will appeal to me in new ways too


  • David

    EBOOK ï EPUB Collected Poems ì Hardcover Collected PoemsBetjeman's verse is refreshing even unto this day It has a liveliness that is rare among poets especially American ones with their false anguish and downhome country music feeling sorry for themselves verse No tortured genitalia for Sir John no siree He gets down to business with laughing at the swells of urbane London and the misguided aristocrats from English public schools US private schools same same You don't know exactly how but you walk away after reading his poetry f


  • E. G.

    EBOOK ï EPUB Collected Poems ì Hardcover Collected Poems IntroductionMount Zion 1932 Death in Leamington Hymn The 'Varsity Students' Rag The City An Eighteenth Century Calvinistic Hymn For Nineteenth Century Burials Camberley Croydon Westgate on Sea The Wykehamist The Sandemanian meeting house in Highbury uadrantContinual Dew 1937 The Arrest of Oscar Wilde at the Cadogan Hotel Distant View of a Provincial Town Slough Clash went the Billiard Balls Love in a Valley An Impoverished Irish Peer Our Padre


  • Russio

    EBOOK ï EPUB Collected Poems ì Hardcover Collected PoemsThis was my dad's book and a strange shelf fellow it made with the rest of his reading centring as it did upon histories of recent conflict by which I mean WWII and Napoleon The best selling nature perhaps goes some way to explain its presence but not fully; it wasis simply an enigma This meant for a reading on two levels for me firstly as a person reasonably well versed in poetry pun intended it appealed on a personal level; secondly it enabled me to play detective for my father's sensibilities which I must add s


  • Wayne

    EBOOK ï EPUB Collected Poems ì Hardcover Collected PoemsA DELIGHTFUL SERIOUS POETnow THAT grabs meIt insinuates that Both Sides of the Coin are being acknowledgedAlso brings to mind a birthday card my Mum's older sisterRosie once sent me which carried the line He Who Laughs LastsIn the introduction penned by the Earl of Birkenheadhe writes of the abysmal depression sometimes apparent inhis verse and his avowed terror of death The use of humour might signify an avoidance of a reality or a refusal to avoid reality Dorothy Parker's crisp last lines come to mindSentimental War Poems of horrendous deaths and slaughters make me suspicious of the poetOr people who think the Holocaust need only concern the Jewsthe Victims; or only says something negative about the German perpetrators To ask whether it might be saying something about the nature of every Human Being that we all might be capable given certain conditions extends rather than closes the evidenceMy only worry is that 292 pages of s


  • Jane

    EBOOK ï EPUB Collected Poems ì Hardcover Collected PoemsAs part of my annual book challenge I had to read a book of poetry not my normal reading fare So I picked John Betjeman as we'd read some of his poems at High School What I didn't expect was how those few poems we did at school stood out from the rest and brought back such memories In fact the poems were so memorable I could almost uote them word for word as I read them again for the first time in 35 years Poems such as 'Death in Leamington' Upper Lambourne' 'Christmas' and 'Youth and Age on Beaulieu River Hants' Other than these the poems were very English; lamenting the loss of the English countryside the different classes of English society religion and showing a fascination


  • Karen

    EBOOK ï EPUB Collected Poems ì Hardcover Collected PoemsI read A Subaltern's Love Song in The Guardian the a few weeks ago and thought it was pretty funny It got me interested in learning about Betjeman and reading of his poetry I hadn't


  • W.B.

    EBOOK ï EPUB Collected Poems ì Hardcover Collected PoemsEarly in life he was TS Eliot's pupil He became one of the United Kingdom's best loved poets both in terms of accolades and sales This volume sold 100000 copies when it debuted in 1958 Yet it feels so terribly dated to this reader a moribund verse tradition that's long outlived its welcome Betjeman was poet laureate of England from 1972 until his death in 1984 I think the US has adopted a much sensible approach with the very limited tenure of our laureates Considering the fact that most poets do not sustain their initial level of inspiration for too many years doesn't Linda Pastan gauge it at 15 years in one poem? does a nation


  • secondwomn

    EBOOK ï EPUB Collected Poems ì Hardcover Collected Poemslovely poems but i can see why betjeman is not much discussed outside the uk he captures a particular time place class gender of english experience in compelling and daredevil fashion but much of his particulars depend upon understanding already the code of a man's upper middle class 20th c english life well worth the effort but for the rest of the world betjeman reuires some effort to crack beneath the trappings is a poet warmly attuned to the joys and shames of modern life