Treasure Island

George Barker

(26 February 1913 – 27 October 1991 / Essex, England)

Quotations

  • ''The imperial multiplicatornothing can nonplus:
    My mother Nature is the origin of it all.''
    George Barker (b. 1913), British poet, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter. O Golden Fleece (l. 19-20). . . Erotic Poetry; the Lyrics, Ballads, Idyls, and Epics of Love—Classical to Contemporary. William Cole, ed. (1963) Random House.
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  • ''The love that kisses with a homicide
    In robes of red generation resurrects.''
    George Barker (b. 1913), British poet, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter. O Golden Fleece (l. 14-15). . . Erotic Poetry; the Lyrics, Ballads, Idyls, and Epics of Love—Classical to Contemporary. William Cole, ed. (1963) Random House.
  • ''Most near, most dear, most loved and most far,
    Under the window where I often found her
    Sitting as huge as Asia, seismic with laughter,''
    George Barker (b. 1913), British poet, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter. Sonnet to My Mother (l. 1-3). . . Seven Centuries of Poetry; Chaucer to Dylan Thomas. A. N. Jeffares, ed. (1955) Longmans, Green & Company.
  • ''She is a procession no one can follow after
    But be like a little dog following a brass band.''
    George Barker (b. 1913), British poet, novelist, playwright, scriptwriter. Sonnet to My Mother (l. 7-8).

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January Jumps About

January jumps about
in the frying pan
trying to heat
his frozen feet
like a Canadian.

February scuttles under
any dish's lid
and she thinks she's dry because she's

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