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John Betjeman Short Poems

Famous Short John Betjeman Poems. Short poetry by famous poet John Betjeman. A collection of the all-time best John Betjeman short poems


by John Betjeman
 I made hay while the sun shone.
My work sold.
Now, if the harvest is over And the world cold, Give me the bonus of laughter As I lose hold.



by John Betjeman
 Bird-watching colonels on the old sea wall,
Down here at Dawlish where the slow trains crawl:
Low tide lifting, on a shingle shore,
Long-sunk islands from the sea once more:
Red cliffs rising where the wet sands run,
Gulls reflecting in the sharp spring sun;
Pink-washed plaster by a sheltered patch,
Ilex shadows upon velvet thatch:
What interiors those names suggest!
Queen of lodgings in the warm south-west.
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by John Betjeman
 "Let us not speak, for the love we bear one another—
Let us hold hands and look.
" She such a very ordinary little woman; He such a thumping crook; But both, for a moment, little lower than the angels In the teashop's ingle-nook.