Edwin Brock

(19 October 1927 – 7 September 1997 / Dulwich / London / England)

Edwin Brock Poems

1. Winterton 5/10/2011
2. The Ghost Dancer 5/10/2011
3. Morston Marshes 5/10/2011
4. The Sea, The Sea 5/10/2011
5. These Old Songs 1/3/2003
6. Tas In March 5/10/2011
7. Five Ways To Kill A Man 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Edwin Brock

Five Ways To Kill A Man

There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.
You can make him carry a plank of wood
to the top of a hill and nail him to it. To do this
properly you require a crowd of people
wearing sandals, a cock that crows, a cloak
to dissect, a sponge, some vinegar and one
man to hammer the nails home.

Or you can take a length of steel,
shaped and chased in a traditional way,
and attempt to pierce the metal cage he wears.
But for this you need white horses,
English trees, men with bows and arrows,
at least two flags, a prince, and a
castle to hold your banquet ...

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