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"The Great Day of His Wrath," by John Martin

Because of our stupidity,
we, i.e. humanity,
will become extinct
sooner than we think.

Gone for good
all our bad
but also
all our good,

e.g. poetry
of the British Isles:

Why did
John Agard,

Simon Armitage, Chérie Taylor Battiste, Samuel Beckett, Emily Berry, Lewis Carroll, Geoffrey Chaucer, Kayo Chingonyi, John Clare, John Cooper Clarke, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Julia Donaldson, John Dryden, Carol Ann Duffy, Helen Dunmore, Thomas Hood, Helen Ivory, Kathleen Jamie, Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Keats, Cecilia Knapp, Theresa Lola, Hugh MacDiarmid, Roger McGough, Ian McMillan, Máighréad Medbh, Paul Muldoon, Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill, Alice Oswald, Mervyn Peake, Rebecca Perry, Sylvia Plath, Michael Rosen, Siegfried Sassoon, Jo Shapcott, William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lemn Sissay, Tennyson, Thom Gunn, A A Milne, A B Jackson, A E Housman, A F Cross, A Flowerdew, A K Blakemore, A S J Tessimond, A S T Fisher, A Y Campbell, Abraham Cowley, Abraham Fleming, Abraham Fowler, Abraham Fraunce, Abraham Hartwell, Abraham Holland, Abraham Nahum Stencl, Adam Rudden, Adda Fras, Adelaide Anne Procter, Adelaide Phillpotts, Adomnán, Adrian Henri, Adrian Mitchell, Adrian Stokes, Ælnoth of Canterbury, Aeneas Francon Williams, Aeronwy Thomas, Afra Atiq, Afshan d’Souza-Lodhi, Agnes Bulmer, Agnes Lyon, Ahsan Akbar, Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, Áine Ní Ghlinn, Aithbhreac Inghean Coirceadal, Al Alvarez, Alan Baker, Alan Bold, Alan Brownjohn, Alan Gillis, Alan Hodge, Alan Jackson, Alan Jenkins, Alan Riach, Alan Sillitoe, Alan Spence, Alaric Alexander Watts, Alasdair Alpin MacGregor, Alasdair Gray, Alasdair mac Mhaighstir Alasdair, Alasdair Maclean, Alasdair Paterson, Alastair McIntosh, Alastair Reid, Alec Finlay, Aleister Crowley, Alex Grant, Alexander Anderson, Alexander Arbuthnot, Alexander Bald, Alexander Balfour, Alexander Barclay, Alexander Brome, Alexander Garden, Alexander Geddes, Alexander George Craig, Alexander Gray, Alexander Hume, Alexander McLachlan, Alexander Montgomerie, Alexander Ross, Alexander Scott, Alexander Smith, Alexander Tait, Alfred Austin, Alfred Bate Richards, Alfred Beesley, Alfred Domett, Alfred Hayes, Alfred Noyes, Alfred Williams, Alice Gray Jones, Alice Lucas, Alice Milligan, Alice Sutcliffe, Alicia Ann Spottiswoode, Alis Wen, Alison Bielski, Alison Fell, Alison Prince, Allan Cunningham, Alun Lewis, Alwyn Marriage, Ammon Wrigley, Amy Clarke, Amy Levy, An Collins, Anatoly Kudryavitsky, Andrew Greig, Andrew Jamison, Andrew Lang, Andrew Macdonald, Andrew Marvell, Andrew McMillan, Andrew Motion, Andrew Young, Andy Croft, Aneirin, Aneirin Talfan Davies, Angela Kirby, Angharad James, Angus Calder, Angus Peter Campbell, Anluan Mac Aodhagáin, Ann Batten Cristall, Ann Griffiths, Ann Hawkshaw, Ann Murry, Anna Adams, Anna Crowe, Anna Kingsford, Anna Laetitia Barbauld, Anna Laetitia Waring, Anna Seward, Anna Wickham, Anna Williams, Anne Askew, Anne Bannerman, Anne Beale, Anne Blonstein, Anne Born, Anne Brydges Lefroy, Anne Cecil, Anne Dowriche, Anne Finch, Anne Howard, Anne Hunter, Anne Le Marquand Hartigan, Anne Ley, Anne Locke, Anne MacLeod, Anne Penny, Anne Ridler, Anne Stevenson, Anne Vavasour, Anne Wharton, Anne Wheathill, Annie Louisa Walker, Annie Walke, Anno Birkin, Anthony Anaxagorou, Anthony Chute, Anthony Copley, Anthony Hammond, Anthony Joseph, Anthony Munday, Antoine Ó Raifteiri, Antony Dunn, Aogán Ó Rathaille, Aoife Lyall, Aonghas MacNeacail, Ap Vychan, Aphra Behn, Arabella Moreton, Archibald Bruce, Archibald Crawfurd, Arji Manuelpillai, Armand D’Angour, Arofan, Arthur Argo, Arthur Brooke, Arthur Conan Doyle, Arthur Cravan, Arthur Gorges, Arthur Graeme West, Arthur Hallam, Arthur Henry King, Arthur Hugh Clough, Arthur Johnston, Arthur St John Adcock, Arthur Waley, Artúr Dall Mac Gurcaigh, Athairne Mac Eoghain, Audrey Beecham, Augusta Theodosia Drane, Augusta Webster, Augustus Young, Aurelian Townshend, Austin Clarke, Aviva Dautch, Avraham Shlonsky, B T Hopkins, Barbarina Brand, Barnabe Barnes, Barnabe Googe, Barry Cole, Barry MacSweeney, Bartholomew Griffin, Basil Bunting, Beccán mac Luigdech, Bedo Aeddren, Bedo Brwynllys, Bedo Hafesp, Bedo Phylip Bach, Ben Jonson, Ben Maier, Ben Norris, Ben Okri, Benjamin Rudyerd, Benvenida Cohen Belmonte, Bernadine Evaristo, Bernard Gutteridge, Bernard McNulty, Bernard Moore, Bernard O’Donoghue, Bernard Spencer, Bertram Dobell, Bhanu Kapil, Bill Griffiths, Bill Hopkins, Blake Morrison, Blanaid Salkeld, Blathmac mac Cú Brettan, Bleddyn Ddu, Bleddyn Fardd, Blind Harry, Bob Cobbing, Branwell Brontë, Brenda Chamberlain, Brendan Cleary, Brendan Kennelly, Brian Aldiss, Brian Bilston, Brian Coffey, Brian Cox, Brian Dean Paul, Brian Higgins, Brian Howard, Brian McCabe, Brian Merriman, Brian Patten, Brian Whittingham, Brinley Richards, Bruce Blunt, Bryan Guinness, Bryan Procter, Bryher, Bryn Griffiths, Burns Singer, Byron, C Fox Smith, C H Sisson, C S Lewis, Cadwaladr ap Rhys Trefnant, Cadwaladr Cesail, Cadwgan Ffôl, Caitlín Maude, Caleb Femi, Caleb Parkin, Caradog Prichard, Carol Rumens, Carolina Nairne, Caroline Balderston Parry, Caroline Bergvall, Caroline Bird, Caroline Leakey, Caroline Leigh Gascoigne, Caroline Norton, Carolyn Smart, Carr Scrope, Caryll Houselander, Casnodyn, Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Catherine Amy Dawson Scott, Catherine Ann Cullen, Catherine Byron, Catherine Fisher, Catherine Maria Fanshawe, Catherine Prichard, Catherine Walsh, Cecil Day-Lewis, Cecil Howard Lay, Celia de Fréine, Charles Aleyn, Charles Bansley, Charles Best, Charles Boner, Charles Causley, Charles Churchill, Charles Fisher, Charles Fitzgeoffrey, Charles Gavan Duffy, Charles Jenner, Charles Jeremiah Wells, Charles Kickham, Charles Mackay, Charles Madge, Charles Murray, Charles Neaves, Charles Pierrepont, Charles Smith Bird, Charles Sorley, Charles Spence, Charles Stuart Calverley, Charles Swain, Charles Tennyson Turner, Charles Tomlinson, Charles Whitehead, Charles Williams, Charles Woodmason, Charley Genever, Charlie Smith, Charlotte Alington Barnard, Charlotte Higgins, Charlotte Lennox, Charlotte Mew, Charlotte Nooth, Charlotte Richardson, Chauncy Hare Townshend, Cherry Smyth, Chidiock Tichborne, Choman Hardi, Chris Beckett, Chris McCabe, Christabella Rogers, Christian Milne, Christine De Luca, Christine Evans, Christine Murray, Christopher Anstey, Christopher Brooke, Christopher Caudwell, Christopher Harvey, Christopher Hassall, Christopher Logue, Christopher Middleton, Christopher Ocland, Christopher Reid, Christopher Smart, Christopher Whyte, Christy Ducker, Ciara Ní É, Ciarán Carson, Cinaed Ó hArtucain, Cináedh mac Coscrach, Clare Pollard, Clare Shaw, Clement Paman, Clere Parsons, Cliff Ashby, Clifford Bax, Clive Branson, Clive James, Clive Sansom, Cneppyn Gwerthrynion, Colette Bryce, Colin Will, Colmán mac Lénéni, Colman ua Clasaigh, Constance Naden, Cornelius Arnold, Cornwell Baron Wilson, Coventry Patmore, Craig Charles, Craig Raine, Crosbie Garstin, Cúán úa Lothcháin, Cuirithir of Connacht, Cynddelw, Cynddelw Brydydd Mawr, Cyril Gwynn, D H Lawrence, Dachine Rainer, Dafydd ab Edmwnd, Dafydd Alaw, Dafydd ap Dafydd Llwyd, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Dafydd ap Hwlcyn ap Madog, Dafydd ap Ieuan ab Owen, Dafydd ap Llywelyn ap Madog, Dafydd ap Maredudd ab Ednyfed, Dafydd ap Maredudd ap Tudur, Dafydd ap Phylip ap Rhys, Dafydd ap Rhys O Fenai, Dafydd Bach ap Madog Wladaidd, Dafydd Baentiwr, Dafydd Benfras, Dafydd Benwyn, Dafydd Ddu o Hiraddug, Dafydd Gorlech, Dafydd Ionawr, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Dafydd Llwyd Mathau, Dafydd Llwyd Sybylltir, Dafydd Nanconwy, Dafydd Nanmor, Dafydd Nicolas, Dafydd Offeiriad, Dafydd Pennant, Dafydd Rowlands, Dafydd Trefor, Dai’r Cantwr, Dáibhí Ó Bruadair, Daljit Nagra, Daniel ap Llosgwrn Mew, Daniel Evans, Daniel Sluman, Daniel Weissbort, Dannie Abse, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Daphne Fielding, David Boyle, David Chaloner, David Clwydfardd, David Daiches, David Doig, David Gascoyne, David Grant, David Gray, David Gwyn, David Harsent, David Holbrook, David Hume of Godscroft, David Jones, David Levi, David Lloyd Davies, David Lyndsay, David Macbeth Moir, David MacLeod Black, David Mallet, David Miedzianik, David Morley, David Murray, David Myatt, David R Morrison, David Rees Griffiths, David Rorie, David Samwell, David Sillar, David Sweetman, David Tait, David Wheatley, David William Paynter, David Wingate, David Wright, Deio ab Ieuan Du, Denis Devlin, Denis Florence MacCarthy, Denis Pyramus, Denise Riley, Dennis Embleton, Dennis O’Driscoll, Derek Mahon, Derek Stanford, Deric Bolton, Derick Thomson, Dermot Bolger, Deryn Rees-Jones, Des Dillon, Dewi Hefin Diana Hendry, Dic Goodman, Dic Jones, Dick David, Dick Davis, Dick Higgins, Digby Mackworth Dolben, Dilys Cadwaladr, Dilys Rose, Dinah Craik, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Dolf Wyllarde, Dollie Radford, Dom Moraes, Dòmhnall Ruadh Chorùna, Dominic Cooper, Don Paterson, Donagh MacDonagh, Dónal Meirgeach Mac Conmara, Donald Davie, Donald MacDonald, Donnchadh MacRath, Dora Greenwell, Dorian Cooke, Doris Lessing, Dorothea Primrose Campbell, Dorothea Smartt, Dorothy Margaret Stuart, Dorothy Miles, Dorothy Molloy, Dorothy Nimmo, Dorothy Una Ratcliffe, Dorothy Wellesley, Douglas Clark, Douglas Dunn, Douglas Hyde, Douglas Oliver, Douglas Young, Drew Milne, Drummond Allison, Dudley Carew, Dùghall Bochanan, Duncan Ban MacIntyre, Duncan Glen, Duncan MacGregor Crerar, Dunstan Gale, E H W Meyerstein, E J Scovell, E V Knox, E V Rieu, Eavan Boland, Ebenezer Cooke, Ebenezer Jones, Ebenezer Thomas, Eddie Linden, Edgar Foxall, Edgar Phillips, Edgar Wallace, Edgell Rickword, Edith Sitwell, Edmond Graile, Edmund Blunden, Edmund Bolton, Edmund Cooper, Edmund Elviden, Edmund John Eyre, Edmund Ollier, Edmund Prys, Edmund Spenser, Edmund Waller, Edward Aglionby, Edward Alexander Wyon, Edward Andrade, Edward Barnes, Edward Baynard, Edward Cadwaladr, Edward Capern, Edward Dafydd, Edward Davison, Edward de Vere, Edward Dyer, Edward Evans, Edward Grant, Edward Gryffydh Peacock, Edward Hamley, Edward Jerningham, Edward Lear, Edward Lowbury, Edward Moxon, Edward Powys Mathers, Edward Quillinan, Edward Shanks, Edward Sherburne, Edward Slow, Edward Storer, Edward Tennant, Edward Thomas, Edward William Barnard, Edward Young, Edwin Arnold, Edwin Brock, Edwin Keppel Bennett, Edwin Morgan, Edwin Muir, Edwin Waugh, Edwina McGrail, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Eileen Shanahan, Eiluned Lewis, Einion ap Gwalchmai, Einion ap Gwgon, Einion Offeiriad, Einion Wan, Einir Jones, Eithne Strong, Elaine Feeney, Elaine Feinstein, Eleanor Anne Porden, Eleanor Davies, Eleanor of Provence, Elen Egryn, Elen Gwdman, Elerydd, Elidir Sais, Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz, Eliza Acton, Eliza Cook, Eliza Dorothea Cobbe, Eliza Kirkham Mathews, Eliza S Craven Green, Eliza Sibbald Alderson, Elizabeth Anna Hart, Elizabeth Anne Le Noir, Elizabeth Ayton Godwin, Elizabeth Bentley, Elizabeth Blower, Elizabeth Bonhôte, Elizabeth Boyd, Elizabeth Burns, Elizabeth Carter, Elizabeth Charles, Elizabeth Daryush, Elizabeth Frances Amherst, Elizabeth Gooch, Elizabeth Grimston, Elizabeth Jane Weston, Elizabeth Jennings, Elizabeth Marie de France, Elizabeth Mary Dobell, Elizabeth Melville, Elizabeth Pennington, Elizabeth Singer Rowe, Elizabeth Wilmot, Elizabeth Young, Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, Ellen Hughes, Ellen Mary Patrick Downing, Elliot Stock, Ellis Cadwaladr, Elma Mitchell, Eluned Phillips, Elvis McGonagall, Emilia Aylmer Blake, Emily Critchley, Emily Jane Pfeiffer, Emily Lawless, Emily Marion Harris, Emily Underdown, Emma Lyon, Emma Roberts, Emma Scarr Booth, Emma Tatham, Emmeline Stuart-Wortley, Emrys Roberts, Emyr Humphreys, Ena Lamont Stewart, Enda Wyley, Eoghan Ó Tuairisc, Eoghan Rua Ó Súilleabháin, Eric Chappelow, Eric Mackay, Eric Mottram, Eric Whelpton, Ernest Dowson, Esmé Hooton, Ethel Carnie Holdsworth, Ethel Lina White, Eugene Dubnov, Eugene Lee-Hamilton, Euros Bowen, Eva Dobell, Eva Gore-Booth, Evan Bevan, Evan Breeze, Evan Evans, Evan Morgan, Evan Owen Allen, Ewart Alan Mackintosh, Ewen MacLachlan, F L Lucas, F R Higgins, F S Flint, F W Harvey, Fabian S Woodley, Fanny Price-Gwynne, Felicia Hemans, Felicia Skene, Fflur Dafydd, Fiona Benson, Fiona Sampson, Flann Mainistrech, Flannagan mac Ceallach, Fleur Adcock, Flora Garry, Flora Hastings, Florence Mary Wilson, Florentius Volusenus, Fothadh an Fili, Fran Lock, Frances Bellerby, Frances Browne, Frances Catherine Barnard, Frances Cornford, Frances Leviston, Francis Brett Young, Francis Hastings Doyle, Francis Hoyland, Francis Kynaston, Francis Ledwidge, Francis Money-Coutts, Francis Scarfe, Francis Thompson, Francis Turner Palgrave, Francis Warner, Francis William Bourdillon, Francis Wortley, Frank Kendon, Frank Kuppner, Frank Ormsby, Frank Redpath, Fred D’Aguiar, Fred Kitchen, Freda Downie, Freddie Anderson, Fredegond Shove, Frederic W H Myers, Frederick Howard, Frederick Locker-Lampson, Frederick Tennyson, Frederick Victor Branford, Frieda Hughes, Fulke Greville, Gabriel Rosenstock, Gael Turnbull, Gage Earle Freeman, Gail McConnell, Gareth Alban Davies, Gareth Reeves, Gary Robertson, Gavin Bantock, Gavin Douglas, Gavin Ewart, Gawain Poet, Geoffrey Grigson, Geoffrey Hill, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Geoffrey Scott, Geoffrey Squires, Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, Geoffrey Whitney, Georg Rudolf Weckherlin, George Bannatyne, George Barker, George Bazeley Scurfield, George Beattie, George Blagge, George Brisbane Scott Douglas, George Brun, George Buchanan, George Campbell Hay, George Chapman, George Cockings, George Eglisham, George Ferrers, George Folbury, George Fortescue, George Frederick Sims, George Gascoigne, George Gilfillan, George Halket, George Halse, George Harcourt Vanden-Bampde-Johnstone, George Herbert, George Linnaeus Banks, George MacBeth, George MacDonald, George Mackay Brown, George Meredith, George Orwell, George Outram, George Parker Bidder, George Powell, George Reavey, George Rostrevor Hamilton, George Sandys, George Sutherland Fraser, George Szirtes, George Templer, George Turberville, George Valentine, George Waldron, George Walter Thornbury, George Washington Moon, George Whyte-Melville, George Williams Fulcher, George Wither, Georgiana Zornlin, Geraint Bowen, Geraint Lloyd Owen, Gerald Bullett, Gerald Gould, Gerald Griffin, Gerald Yorke, Geraldine Monk, Gerallt Lloyd Owen, Gerard Beirne, Gerard Benson, Gerard Donovan, Gerard Moultrie, Gerda Mayer, Gerda Stevenson, Gerry Murphy, Gertrude Minnie Faulding, Gervase Markham, Gethin Davies, Gibbons Bagnall, Gilbert Frankau, Gilbert Hay, Gilbert Knowles, Gilbert Phelps, Gilbert Waterhouse, Gilbert West, Giles Earle, Giles Fletcher, Gillian Allnutt, Gillian Clarke, Giolla Críost Brúilingeach, Glyn Jones, Glyn Maxwell, Godfrey of Cambrai, Gordon Meade, Goronwy Foel, Goronwy Owen, Grace Aguilar, Grace Corbett, Grace Nichols, Graham Fulton, Graham Hough, Greg Delanty, Gregory Leadbetter, Gregory O’Donoghue, Greta Stoddart, Grevel Lindop, Griffith Davies, Gruffudd ab Adda, Gruffudd ab yr Ynad Coch, Gruffudd ap Maredudd ap Dafydd, Gruffudd Gryg, Gruffudd Leiaf, Gruffudd Llwyd, Guaire Dall, Gualteras Anglicus, Gulielmus Peregrinus, Guto’r Glyn, Gutun Owain, Gwalchmai ap Meilyr, Gwerful Fychan, Gwerful Mechain, Gwilym ab Ieuan Hen, Gwilym Hiraethog, Gwilym Marles, Gwilym Puw, Gwilym R Jones, Gwilym Rhyfel, Gwilym Tew, Gwilym Tilsley, Gwyn Thomas, Gwyn Williams, Gwyneth Lewis, Gwynfardd Brycheiniog, H J Massingham, Hal Duncan, Hal Summers, Haldane Burgess, Haly Heron, Hamish Henderson, Hannah Brand, Hannah Jane Walker, Hannah Sullivan, Hannah T King, Hans Busk, Harold Massingham, Harold Parry, Harri Webb, Harriet Auber, Harry Baker, Harry Graham, Hartley Coleridge, Hayden Murphy, Heathcote Williams, Heather Buck, Heather Phillipson, Hector Macneill, Helen Adam, Helen Clare, Helen Cruickshank, Helen Diana Bridgeman, Helena Sanders, Henrietta Knight, Henrietta O’Neill, Henry Adamson, Henry Baker, Henry Bradshaw, Henry Brewis, Henry Brougham Farnie, Henry Constable, Henry Dawson Lowry, Henry Erskine, Henry Francis Lyte, Henry Headley, Henry Howard, Henry Howarth Bashford, Henry James Pye, Henry Lok, Henry Lovelich, Henry Neele, Henry Newbolt, Henry Quick, Henry Reed, Henry Reynolds, Henry Scott Riddell, Henry Septimus Sutton, Henry Sewell Stokes, Henry Stebbing, Henry Treece, Henry Vaughan, Henry Willobie, Henry Wotton, Herbert Asquith, Herbert Edward Palmer, Herbert Knowles, Herbert Read, Herman Charles Merivale, Hew Ainslie, Hew Dalrymple, Hilaire Belloc, Hilary Corke, Hilda Vaughan, Horatio Brown, Hovis Presley, Huchoun, Hugh Emyr Davies, Hugh Holland, Hugh I’Anson Fausset, Hugh McFadden, Hugh McMillan, Hugh S Roberton, Hugh Sykes Davies, Hugo John Belfour, Hugo Williams, Humbert Wolfe, Humffrey Davies, Humphry Davy, Hurrell Froude, Huw Cadwaladr, Huw Menai, Huw T Edwards, Hwfa Môn, Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd, Hywel ap Syr Mathew, Hywel Foel ap Griffri ap Pwyll Wyddel, Hywel Swrdwal, Iain Crichton Smith, Iain Lom, Iain Mac a’Ghobhainn, Ian Crockatt, Ian Duhig, Ian Gregson, Ian Griffiths, Ian Hamilton, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Ian Robinson, Idris Davies, Idwal Jones, Ieuan ap Gruffudd Leiaf, Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal, Ieuan ap Rhydderch ab Ieuan Llwyd, Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn, Ieuan Brydydd Hir, Ieuan Ddu ap Dafydd ab Owain, Ieuan Dyfi, Ieuan Gethin, Ifor ap Glyn, Ingo Simon, Inua Ellams, Iolo Aneurin Williams, Iolo Goch, Iorwerth Beli, Iorwerth Peate, Irene R McLeod, Iris Birtwistle, Iris Tree, Isaac Daniel Hooson, Isaac Gompertz, Isaac Rosenberg, Isaac Watts, Isabella Banks, Isabella Fyvie Mayo, Isabella Lickbarrow, Isabella Whitney, Iseabail Ní Mheic Cailéin, Ivor Cutler, Ivy Bannister, J A Lindon, J B Selkirk, J C Hall, J C Squire, J D C Pellow, J F Hendry, J Glyn Davies, J Gwyn Griffiths, J K Annand, J O Morgan, J R Ackerley, J R R Tolkien, J Redwood Anderson, Jacintha Buddicom, Jack Beeching, Jack Harris, Jack Jones, Jackie Kay, Jacqueline Saphra, Jade Anouka, Jael Pye, Jaime Gil de Biedma, James Ambrose Dominic Aylward, James Ballantine, James Bandinel, James Beattie, James Berry, James Bramston, James Brockway, James Bunting, James Casey, James Cawthorn, James Clarence Mangan, James Clarke, James Cuthbertson, James Day, James Drummond Burns, James Eirian Davies, James Elroy Flecker, James Farrar, James Fenton, James Fordyce, James Fortescue, James Graeme, James Graham, James Grahame, James Grainger, James Gray, James Gresham, James Hogg, James Hyslop, James I of Scotland, James Kirkup, James Laver, James Leigh Joynes, James Liddy, James Lionel Michael, James Logie Robertson, James Mabbe, James Macfarlan, James Macpherson, James Maxwell, James McIntyre, James Melville, James Pittendrigh Macgillivray, James Reeves, James Robertson, James Sempill, James Sheard, James Shergold Boone, James Simmons, James Stephens, James Thomson, James Wedderburn, James Wills, James Woodhouse, Jamie Macpherson, Jane Arden, Jane Barker, Jane Bowdler, Jane Brereton, Jane Cave, Jane Clarke, Jane Cocking Glover, Jane Griffiths, Jane Harvey, Jane Hughes, Jane Jowitt, Jane Roberts, Jane Routh, Jane Wilde, Jane Wiseman, Janet Caird, Janet Hamilton, Janet Little, Janet Paisley, Janet Sutherland, Jasper Heywood, Jay Barnard, Jean Earle, Jean Elliot, Jean Glover, Jean Ingelow, Jean Sprackland, Jeanette Pickersgill, Jeanette Threlfall, Jeff Nuttall, Jeffery Day, Jen Hadfield, Jenni Fagan, Jennie Feldman, Jenny Boult, Jenny Joseph, Jeremiah Holmes Wiffen, Jeremy Brooks, Jim Carruth, Joan Barton, Joan Ure, Joanna Baillie, Jock Scot, Joe Corrie, Joe Dunthorne, Joe Heap, Joel Lane, Joelle Taylor, John “Jack” Shield, John Abbot, John Abraham Heraud, John Alexander Stewart, John Andrews, John Anstey, John Armstrong, John Askham, John Audelay, John Aylmer, John Bancks, John Barbour, John Barclay, John Barnie, John Bayliss, John Bedford Leno, John Bellenden, John Berger, John Betjeman, John Blackwell, John Bracegirdle, John Brailsford the elder, John Brunner, John Buchan, John Burgon, John Burnside, John Burrell, John Campbell Shairp, John Castillo, John Challis, John Clapham, John Clavell, John Cleveland, John Close, John Codrington Bampfylde, John Collier, John Constable, John Cornford, John Cowper Powys, John Critchley Prince, John Cunningham, John Darwall, John Davidson, John Davies, John Davies of Hereford, John Denham, John Dennys, John Dillon, John Donaldson, John Donne, John Drinkwater, John Drout, John Dyer, John Earle, John Edmund Reade, John Edwards, John Ennis, John Fairfax, John Ferriar, John Finlay, John Fitzgerald, John Francis O’Donnell, John Freeman, John Gibson Smith, John Glenday, John Gower, John Grieve, John Hagthorpe, John Hall-Stevenson, John Hamilton Reynolds, John Harris, John Hartley Williams, John Heath-Stubbs, John Heneage Jesse, John Henry Mackay, John Henry Newman, John Hewitt, John Heywood, John Hobart Caunter, John Holloway, John Home, John Hoskins, John Huckell, John Hughes, John Imlah, John Johnson, John Johnston, John Jordan, John Joy Bell, John Kay, John Ker, John Lane, John Langhorne, John Lapraik, John Lehmann, John Leigh, John Lloyd-Jones, John Logan, John Longmuir, John Lydgate, John Lyon, John M Caie, John Macken, John Marriott, John Marston, John Masefield, John Mayne, John Mee, John Menlove Edwards, John Metcalfe, John Milton, John Mole, John Montague, John Munro, John Nicholson, John O’Higgin, John Oldham, John Ormond, John Philips, John Phillip, John Pick, John Press, John Purser, John Rastell, John Richardson, John Riley, John Roby, John Rodker, John Roland Bibby, John Rolland, John Roy Stewart, John Salusbury, John Sandford, John Scott, John Scott of Amwell, John Sheffield, John Siddique, John Skelton, John Skinner, John Smith, John Stanyan Bigg, John Sterling, John Stewart of Baldynneis, John Struthers, John Stuart Blackie, John Suckling, John Swanwick Drennan, John Talbot White, John Taylor, John Tripp, John Veitch, John W Sexton, John Wain, John Walton, John Warren, John Webster, John Weever, John Wellwood, John William Mackail, John Wilmot, John Wilson, John Woodcock Graves, John Wright, John Younger, Jon Mitchell, Jon Silkin, Jon Stallworthy, Jonathan Davidson, Jonathan Edwards, Jonathan Swift, Jordan Fantosme, Joseph Brackenbury, Joseph Coelho, Joseph Drew, Joseph Grant, Joseph Lee, Joseph Leftwich, Joseph Macleod, Joseph Plunkett, Joseph Swain, Joseph Thurston, Joseph Trapp, Joseph Tubb, Joseph Warton, Joseph Woods, Joshua Dinsdale, Josuah Sylvester, Judith Madan, Judy O’Kane, Julia Darling, Julian Bell, Julian Fane, Julian Grenfell, Julian Orde, Julie O’Callaghan, June English, K W Gransden, Kadija Sesay, Kapka Kassabova, Kate Clanchy, Kate Dempsey, Kate Newmann, Kate Rhodes, Katharine Tynan, Katherine Doyley Dyer, Katherine Hankey, Kathleen Raine, Kathryn Gray, Kathryn Maris, Katrina Naomi, Katrina Porteous, Kei Miller, Keidrych Rhys, Keith Douglas, Keith Jarrett, Ken Smith, Kenneth White, Kerry Hardie, Kevin Higgins, Kevin MacNeil, Kevin Mclean, Kevin Williamson, Kingsley Amis, Kit Wright, Kitty Lee Jenner, Kris Haddow, L S Bevington, Lachlan Mackinnon, Laetitia Pilkington, Lascelles Abercrombie, Lauchlan Watt, Laura Dockrill, Laurence Binyon, Laurence Collinson, Laurence Eusden, Laurence Housman, Laurence Minot, Laurence Whistler, Laurie Bolger, Laurie Lee, Lavinia Greenlaw, Lawrence Durrell, Layamon, Lazarus Aaronson, Leigh Hunt, Leila Buckley, Leland Bardwell, Lennox Robinson, Leo Myers, Leonard Clark, Leonard Cox, Leonard Digges, Leonard Strong, Leonard Welsted, Leontia Flynn, Leslie Norris, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Lettice D’Oyly Walters, Lewis Proudlock, Lewis Spence, Lewys Daron, Lewys Glyn Cothi, Lewys Môn, Lewys Morgannwg, Liam Ó Muirthile, Lilian Bowes Lyon, Linda France, Lionel Johnson, Llawdden, Llygad Gŵr, Llywarch ap Llywelyn, Llywarch Hen, Llywarch Llaety, Llywelyn ab y Moel, Llywelyn Goch ap Meurig Hen, Llywelyn Siôn, Loisin an Fili, Lola Costa, Lollie Graham, Longfella, Lorraine Mariner, Lotte Moos, Louis de Paor, Louis Golding, Louisa Anne Meredith, Louisa Capper, Louisa Catherine Shore, Lovell Squire, Luccreth moccu Chiara, Lucinda Roy, Lucy Hastings, Lucy Knox, Lucy Newlyn, Ludovic Lloyd, Luke Jackson, Luke Wright, Lynette Roberts, Lytton Strachey, M A Bayfield, M K Joseph, Mab Jones, Mabel Ferrett, Macdara Woods, Madog ap Gwallter, Madog Benfras, Maenghal the Pilgrim, Maggie Harris, Mahmood Jamal, Máirtín Ó Direáin, Malcolm Guite, Malika Booker, Mandy Haggith, Manon Awst, Manuela Nuñez de Almeida, Maoilios Caimbeul, Maredudd ap Rhys, Margaret Bingham, Margaret Cropper, Margaret Davies, Margaret Leigh, Margaret Louisa Woods, Margaret Peterson, Margaret Sackville, Margaret Sandbach, Margaret Steuart Pollard, Margaret Tait, Margaret Veley, Margiad Evans, Mari Ellis Dunning, Maria Abdy, Maria De Fleury, Maria James, Maria Jane Jewsbury, Maria Taylor, Marian Allen, Marianne Baillie, Marianne Croker, Marie MacSweeney, Marion Angus, Marion McCready, Marion St John Webb, Mark Abley, Mark Alexander Boyd, Mark Granier, Mark Pajak, Mark Waldron, Marriott Edgar, Martha Llwyd, Martha Moulsworth, Martha Sprackland, Martin Armstrong, Martin Bell, Martin Booth, Martin Farquhar Tupper, Martin Figura, Martin Harrison, Martin Newell, Martin Seymour-Smith, Martina Evans, Mary Alcock, Mary Ann Browne, Mary Anne Jevons, Mary Chandler, Mary Cheke, Mary Chudleigh, Mary Collier, Mary Devenport O’Neill, Mary Deverell, Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, Mary Howitt, Mary Hutton, Mary Jean Chan, Mary Jones, Mary Knight, Mary Latter, Mary Leapor, Mary Linskill, Mary Masters, Mary Matilda Betham, Mary O’Donnell, Mary Oxlie, Mary Pendrill Llewelyn, Mary Robinson, Mary Russell Mitford, Mary Shelton, Mary Sidney, Mary Wilson, Mary Wortley Montagu, Mary Wright Sewell, Mary Wroth, Mathew Grove, Mathew Roydon, Matt Simpson, Matt Sowerby, Matthew Arnold, Matthew Brwmffild, Matthew Caley, Matthew Fitt, Matthew Green, Matthew McDiarmid, Matthew Mead, Matthew Prior, Matthew Sweeney, Matthias Barr, Maud Sulter, Maura Dooley, Maureen Boyle, Maurice Dafydd, Maurice Lindsay, Maurice Riordan, Maurice Scully, Maxwell Gray, May Wedderburn Cannan, Medbh McGuckian, Meg Bateman, Megan Hunter, Mehetabel Wesley Wright, Meic Stephens, Meilyr ap Gwalchmai, Meilyr Brydydd, Meir of Norwich, Meirion Pennar, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Menella Bute Smedley, Menna 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and Benjamin Zephaniah,
amongst others,
even bother?

But what particularly gives me the pip
is there was precious little point
in writing this
either.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Frank Poems: HAPPINESSLESS

happy sad face

In the presence of
unhappy people,
happy people
can unwittingly make
the unhappy people
envious
of
their happiness,
hence
unhappier.

In the presence of
unhappy people
who are
envious
of
their happiness,
kind happy people
should, therefore, try to be
less happy
in order to make
the unhappy people
less unhappy,
hence
less envious.

In the presence of
happy people
who have deliberately made themselves
less happy,
however,
unhappy people
who have unwittingly been made
less unhappy,
hence
less envious,
through
the kindness
of the originally
happy people
who are now
less happy,
might take the opportunity to try to be
even less unhappy,
hence
even less envious,
in order to make
the happy people
who have deliberately made themselves
less happy
even less happy,
hence
envious,

but that would not be
kind.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Frank Poems: SONNET FOR CV2

Postcode map CV2

Here’s to the streets and roads of CV2.
Here’s to Hastings, Henley and Highfield Road.
Here’s to Manfield and Mercer Avenue.
Here’s to Wigston, Walsgrave and Wordsworth Road.
Here’s to Coventry, Keats and Cressage Road.
Here’s to Stratford, Sundew and Shakespeare Street.
Here’s to Haseley, Hyde and Honiton Road.
Here’s to Brays and Blackberry Lane. The streets
Roads, avenues and lanes that one might meet
In poems are mostly in posher parts of towns.
Don’t those in poorer parts sound just as sweet?
Don’t they deserve some poetical renown?
Here’s a postcode poem to make up for it.
Here’s, for CV2, my streetwise sonnet.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Frank Poems: SUMMA RHYME

Wikipedia: "Five Ways (Aquinas)"

The Summa Theologiae
Of St Thomas Aquinas
Advances five arguments
For the existence of a deity
In the light of logical deduction
Based on the concepts
Of motion, cause, necessity,
Gradation and design,

But ever since the arrival
Of Enlightenment science,
St Thomas’s logic

has looked less and less logical

In the light of the evidence
Of empirical fact.

St Thomas, of course,
When writing his Summa,
Lived centuries too soon
To know much about that

And anyway I personally think
That between the sum of theology
And the subtraction of science
I’d quite like a deity
If He, She or They’s nice.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Frank Poems: NUTCOMBE NUTCOMBE

Thanks to my ex-colleague Sean Dunne for the photo, and to his wife Anne for dragging him to Exeter Cathedral.

In 1792,
Nutcombe Quick
Of Nutcombe in Devon
Changed his name
To Nutcombe Nutcombe
In accordance with the will
Of Hannah Nutcombe Bluett.

Whether he came to rue it,
I do not know.

Was his new name
Double-negatively determinative?
Or acclaimed
As nominatively affirmative?

I do not know.
But this I know and know for sure:

The Revd Nutcombe Nutcombe
(Quondam Quick) LLB LLB
Died a long long time ago.

R.I.P. R.I.P.
Amen Amen.

Exeter Cathedral, 9 March 2021: "New Norman Discovery Behind Nutcombe Nutcombe’s Memorial"

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Frank Poems: KEEP GOING POEM

Wikipedia: UK Cities of Culture

Coventry, Hull and Derry,
Derry, Hull and Coventry,
Three Cities of Culture,
Culture of three cities.

Poetry’s part of culture,
Culture’s part of poetry.
I’ve written poetry myself,
Poetry I myself have written

(I write poems in Coventry,
Coventry writes poems in me)

But with no discernible effect,
The effect has not been discernible
Of the poetry I’ve written
With no discernible effect

On Derry, Hull or Coventry,
On Coventry, Hull or Derry
Or even Brays Lane,
Not to mention Britain.

(Brays Lane’s part of Britain,
Britain’s part of Bray’s Lane.)

Maybe I’d have more effect,
More effect I’d have,
If I just keep writing forward
And stop writing back.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Frank Poems: CV

Americian Psychological Association

Born nineteen forty-eight, baby boomer me
Petts Wood, north of Orpington, Kentish boy me
Mum, Leitrim to London, to nurse, 23
Dad Dulwich, Royal Air Force in the war he

Lifted off scales, my first memory
One of five boys (no girls we)
Next to last in class, Shortlands House, not too bright me
Failed the 11-plus, secondary mod me

Played lots of footie, right-footed me
Supporter of Sunderland, liked red white and black me
Turned into quite a swot, I surprised me
Went to seminary in Wonersh, proved unpriestly

Married a lovely lass, Czechoslovakian she
Moved to a rented flat, Ash Grove, Anerley
Then Ridley Road, Rochester, near River Medway
While working as a postman London SW1 me

Seven-week postal strike, but the bosses beat we
Then post office counter staff off Victoria Street me
Then deputy registrar in Gravesend, BM&D
Followed by Coventry, pukka registrar me

Douglas House flat, Hillfields, 1973
Then semi near the Charterhouse and the old cemetery
Three lovely lads (no girls), mum and dad we
Coventry Poly, administrator me

Helen joined St John Ambulance, helped out at the footie
Then worked at Walsgrave, theatre nurse she
Followed by freelance, aromatherapy
And teaching at college, anatomy

Faculty of art registrar in Birmingham me
Friends in Brazil, Belo Horizonte
Amateur artist, would-be new LS Lowry me
Interpreters translators Czech Portuguese we

Four grandchildren (one girl!), grandparents we
Helen’s got three allotment plots, fruit and veg she
Sent off several poems, serial rejectee me
Irregular heartbeat, boom boom diddle di

Indian summer, retirees we
Me learning Irish, Tóg go bog é
Helen’s learning Italian, Arrivederci
Herewith the end of my me-we CV

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Frank Poems: DISCO DREAMS

In the upstairs flat
Of the house across the way,
A strobe light strobes
Night and day.

The tenant has gone away,
It seems, leaving
As his legacy –
Blue, purple, red,

Orange, yellow, green,
Blue, purple, red,
Orange, yellow, green –
Disco dreams.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Frank Poems: SEXTET

The Guardian, 17 August 2017: "Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far from Over review – spine-tingling jazz for heart, head and feet"

It’s commonly said
That men think about sex
Every seven seconds,

But that isn’t correct:
Research suggests
That in actual fact

It’s simply a misconception.
In reality, males
Aged eighteen to twenty-five

Think about sex
Nineteen times
On average per day

Compared with eighteen
About food, and eleven
About sleep.

(I myself,

Only think about sex
When composing sextets –
I’m seventy-six.)

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Frank Poems: WE-US/THEY-THEM

Can They-Them ever really know
who We-Us really are?

The She-Hers and He-Hims
of Us-We don’t think so,
and nor, being one of Us-We,
do I-Me either.

You see, the He-Hims and She-Hers
of Us-We – including Me-I –
are We-Us, whereas They-Them
are just Them-They.

They-Them call Them-Theyselves
‘We-Us,’ but that doesn’t fool Us-We:
We-Us will always think of Them-They
simply as ‘They-Them.’

And if You aren’t one of Us-We
You’re one of Them-They, by the way.

So no, there’s no way They-Them
can know who We-Us really are,
just like We-Us cannot really know
that much about Them-They

(leaving aside the fact
that, quite honestly,
We-Us don’t really know that much
about Us-We, We-Usselves.)

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925

Frank Poems: CLOSE SHAVE

Bus & Train User: Journeys around Britain by bus and train

Nearly nicked myself shaving,
as often I do
when the soap is too soft
and the sky too blue

Almost slipped in the shower,
which happens a bit
when the floor’s too flighty,
the soap too soft,
the sky too blue
and my heart goes hop skip flip

Could’ve choked upon my tea,
which ain’t so rare at all
when the tea leaves leave too late,
soap too soft
sky too blue
heart hop skip flip
floor too flighty
and I free-fall through the hall

Nearly got run over
by No. 63
because the bus was ruby-red
soap too soft
sky too blue
hop skip flip
floor too flighty
leaves too late
through the hall
and I’m feeling not quite me

Almost disengaged your gate –
I do it quite a lot –
when it won’t co-operate
not quite me
was ruby-red
free-fall hall
tea too late
floor too flighty
hop skip flip
sky too blue
soap too soft
and it’s already eight o’clock

Stumbled on your doorstep –
much easier than you’d think –
when the stones say welcome home
already eight
co-operate
not quite me
was ruby-red
free-fall through
tea left late
floor too flighty
hop skip flip
sky too blue
soap too soft
and the path is pearly pink

Nearly fell into your arms –
which has never happened yet –
because your eyes are oh so bright
path pearly pink
already eight
co-operate
say welcome home
I’m not quite me
was ruby-red
fell through the hall
too late left
the flighty floor
went hop skip flip
free soft blue sky
free soft blue sky

Erm… Sorry I’m late.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925