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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To My Mother

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,
Gin and chicken helpless in her Irish hand,
Irresistible as Rabelais, but most tender for
The lame dogs and hurt birds that surround her -
She is a procession no one can follow after
But be like a little dog following a brass band.

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