Adrian Henri
Song by  Adrian Henri

Song by Adrian Henri

I wouldn’t leave my little 8­roomed house for you I’ve got one missus and I don’t want two I love you baby but you must understand That feeling you’s fine and kissing you’s ...

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Love Is… by Adrian Henri

Love Is… by Adrian Henri

Love is...Love is feeling cold in the back of vansLove is a fanclub with only two fansLove is walking holding paintstained handsLove is.Love is fish and chips on winter nightsLove ...

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Galactic Lovepoem by Adrian Henri

Galactic Lovepoem by Adrian Henri

Warm your feet at the sunsetBefore we go to bedRead your book by the light of OrionWith Sirius guarding your headThen reach out and switch off the planetsWe'll watch them go out ...

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Adrian Henri’s Last Will And Testament by Adrian Henri

Adrian Henri’s Last Will And Testament by Adrian Henri

`No one owns life, but anyone who can pick up a Fryingpan owns death.'William BurroughsTo whom it may concern:As my imminent death is hourly expected these days/ carbrakes ...

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I Want To Paint by Adrian Henri

I Want To Paint by Adrian Henri

II want to paint2000 dead birds crucified on a background of nightThoughts that lie too deep for tears Thoughts that lie too deep for queersThoughts that move at 186,000 ...

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Poem In Memoriam T. S. Eliot by Adrian Henri

Poem In Memoriam T. S. Eliot by Adrian Henri

I'd been out the night before & hadn't seen the papers or the telly& the next day in a cafe someone told me you were deadAnd it was as if a favourite distant uncle had diedold ...

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Pictures From An Exhibition by Adrian Henri

Pictures From An Exhibition by Adrian Henri

(Painting and Sculpture of a Decade 54­G4 Tate Gallery London April­June 1964) No. 54 Jean Dubuffet 'Declinaison de la Barbe' 1. 1959'as­tu cuilli les fleurs de la ...

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Tonight At Noon (For Charles Mingus And The Clayton Squares) by Adrian Henri

Tonight At Noon (For Charles Mingus And The Clayton Squares) by Adrian Henri

Tonight at noon Supermarkets will advertise 3d EXTRA on everything Tonight at noon Children from happy families will be sent to live in a home Elephants will tell each other human ...

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Any Prince To Any Princess by Adrian Henri

Any Prince To Any Princess by Adrian Henri

August is coming and the goose, I'm afraid, is getting fat. There have been no golden eggs for some months now. Straw has fallen well below market price despite my frantic ...

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In The Midnight Hour by Adrian Henri

In The Midnight Hour by Adrian Henri

When we meetin the midnight hour country girl I will bring you night flowers coloured like your eyes in the moonlight in the midnight hourI rememberYour cold hand held for a ...

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On The Late Late Massachers Stillbirths And Deformed Children A Smoother Lovelier Skin Job by Adrian Henri

On The Late Late Massachers Stillbirths And Deformed Children A Smoother Lovelier Skin Job by Adrian Henri

The seven­day beauty plan: Avenge O Lord thy slaughter'd saints, whose bones Will cause up to I million deaths from leukaemia Forget not, in thy book record their groans Now ...

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The Blazing Hat, Part Two by Adrian Henri

The Blazing Hat, Part Two by Adrian Henri

This is the morning that we burnt a cardboard hatflames licking the inside of the brimThis is the morning that the thunder hung like greatblack flags over the citystirred by gusts ...

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Don’T Worry/Everything’s Going To Be All Right by Adrian Henri

Don’T Worry/Everything’s Going To Be All Right by Adrian Henri

Don't worry If your boyfriend doesn't treat you right baby Everything's going to be all right come with me And every poem I write will have your name in it Don't worry If the ...

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Country Song by Adrian Henri

Country Song by Adrian Henri

`Lily of the Valley (Convalaria Majalis, fam. Lilliaceae). Grows wild in N. England. Commonly cultivated. Flowers in May. Berries red when ripe. Leaves particularly poisonous ...

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Love Poem/Colour Supplement by Adrian Henri

Love Poem/Colour Supplement by Adrian Henri

It was our first great war And after the first successful sortie Into the nomansgland between her thighs We waited anxiously every month for poppysellers to appear in her streets ...

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Song Of Affluence Or I Wouldn’T Leave My 8­roomed House For You by Adrian Henri

Song Of Affluence Or I Wouldn’T Leave My 8­roomed House For You by Adrian Henri

I wouldn't leave my little 8­roomed house for youI've got one missus and I don't want twoI love you baby but you must understandThat feeling you's fine and kissing you's ...

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Great War Poems by Adrian Henri

Great War Poems by Adrian Henri

I.The same old soldiers walking along the same old skyline2.Dead hand through the sandbags reaching out for the cream­and ­white butterfly3mud/water under ...

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Without You by Adrian Henri

Without You by Adrian Henri

Without you every morning would feel like going back to work after a holiday, Without you I couldn't stand the smell of the East Lancs Road, Without you ghost ferries would cross ...

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Liverpool Poems by Adrian Henri

Liverpool Poems by Adrian Henri

IGO TO WORK ON A BRAQUE!2Youths disguised as stockbrokersSitting on the grass eating the Sacred Mushroom.3Liverpool I love your horny­handed tons of soil.4PRAYER FROM A ...

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Adrian Henri’s Talking After Christmas Blues by Adrian Henri

Adrian Henri’s Talking After Christmas Blues by Adrian Henri

Well I woke up this mornin' it was Christmas Day And the birds were singing the night away I saw my stocking lying on the chair Looked right to the bottom but you weren't there ...

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Where’Er You Walk by Adrian Henri

Where’Er You Walk by Adrian Henri

`Where'er you walkCool gales shall fan that glade'The Pierhead where you walked will be made a park restricted to lovers under 27 Peasants will be found merrymaking after the ...

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Holcombe Poem/Poem For A Girl I Didn’T Meet by Adrian Henri

Holcombe Poem/Poem For A Girl I Didn’T Meet by Adrian Henri

walking on the moors thinking about how I didn't meet you yesterday heather underfoot and mist over Pendle the moor changing like an animal/brown to green grey to purple with the ...

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Nightsong by Adrian Henri

Nightsong by Adrian Henri

So we'll go no more a-ravingSo late into the nightThough the heart be still as lovingAnd the neonsigns so brightAte my breakfast egg this morningplaying records from last ...

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Poem For Roger Mcgough by Adrian Henri

Poem For Roger Mcgough by Adrian Henri

A nun in a supermarket Standing in the queue Wondering what its like To buy groceries for two.

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Me by Adrian Henri

Me by Adrian Henri

if you weren't you, who would you like to be?Paul McCartney Gustav MahlerAlfred Jarry John ColtraneCharlie Mingus Claude DebussyWordsworth Monet Bach and BlakeCharlie Parker ...

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Mrs Albion You’Ve Got A Lovely Daughter  (For Allen Ginsberg) by Adrian Henri

Mrs Albion You’Ve Got A Lovely Daughter (For Allen Ginsberg) by Adrian Henri

Albion's most lovely daughter sat on the banks of the Mersey dangling her landing stage in the water.The daughters of AlbionArriving by underground at Central StationEating hot ...

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The New `our Times’ (For Mix Feneon) by Adrian Henri

The New `our Times’ (For Mix Feneon) by Adrian Henri

1At 3 p.m. yesterday, a Mr Adolphus Edwards, a Jamaican immigrant, was pecked to death by a large Bronze Eagle in Upper Parliament St. A U.S. State Dept. spokesman said later, `We ...

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Wild West Poems by Adrian Henri

Wild West Poems by Adrian Henri

Noon2 tall gunmen walking slowly towards each other down Mathew St. And then he grabbed her (for Leiber/Stoller and the Coasters)And then He tied her upAnd thenHe lit the fuse to ...

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