Celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Sir John Betjeman's birth are well underway. This is my little tribute to a great poet, with apologies to William Blake.


Homage to Sir John

And did those iambic feet in ages past
Walk upon England's green and developed land?
And did his round-backed shadow cast
A ray of hope on townscapes torn and bland?
Yes! yes! thank God, and what is more,
He built Jerusalem on a Cornish shore.




Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2006-08-30 at 21:56

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