William Messent


William Messent Poems

1. Kingfisher 3/5/2013
2. The Golden Hour 3/5/2013
3. The Tree Of Health 3/5/2013
4. Soggy Sidmouth (Sunday 29 April 2012) 3/5/2013
5. Fragrant Memories 3/6/2013
6. Sir Patrick Moore (1923 - 2012) 3/6/2013
7. Skerryvore Lighthouse 3/6/2013
8. Beech 3/6/2013
9. Beyond The Grave 3/6/2013
10. The Character Of Trees 3/6/2013
11. The Play Of Light 3/6/2013
12. Suffolk Dawn 3/5/2013
13. Spring Hopes, Eternal 3/6/2013
14. A Study In Rhythm, A Tribute To Dave Brubeck (1920-2012) 3/6/2013
15. Sir John Betjeman (1906 - 1984) 3/6/2013
16. Shrodinger's Cat 3/5/2013
17. Betjeman Park 3/5/2013
18. Chrysanthemum 3/5/2013
19. Mean Time 3/6/2013
20. Oystercatchers 3/6/2013
21. Humpback 3/6/2013
22. Music In The Air 3/5/2013
23. Uisge Beatha 3/5/2013
24. The Rape Of The Countryside 3/6/2013
25. Listening To Bach 3/5/2013
26. Roy G Biv 3/5/2013
27. The Shipping Forecast 3/5/2013
28. The Shipping Forecast (2012) 3/6/2013
Best Poem of William Messent

The Shipping Forecast (2012)

While sailing by beyond the fringe
I caught a song by Ronald Binge,
Heralding the Shipping Forecast -
"Attention, all at sea! "

Beware of gales in Forties, Tyne,
Fisher, Dogger, German Bight,
Humber, Thames and Dover, Wight,
Portland, Plymouth, Lundy, Sole,
Fitzroy, Biscay, Trafalgar,
Shannon, Fastnet, Irish Sea,
Rockall, Malin, Hebrides,
Faeroes, Fair Isle, Cromarty.

Here's the general situation,
(Please forgive my hesitation)
There is much precipitation
And it's falling on my head!

I have a vague ...

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Betjeman Park

Steeply runs the path down Betjeman Lane,
And swiftly flows the stream that's Letcombe Brook.
We enter through a rusty wrought-iron gate
Arriving at a secret sylvan scene,
Where dancing daffodils in dappled shade
Are swaying to the sound of Wantage bells.

A happy spirit haunts this sunlit grove
Enjoying still the babbling of the brook,

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