Henry Reed Poems
- Naming Of Parts Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday, ...
- Lessons Of The War To Alan Michell Vixi duellis nuper ...
- Judging Distances Not only how far away, but the way that you...
- The Door And The Window My love, you are timely come, let me ...
- Psychological Warfare This above all remember: they will be ...
- Returning Of Issue Tomorrow will be your last day here. ...
- Unarmed Combat In due course of course you will all be issued...
Henry Reed was a British poet, translator, radio dramatist and journalist.
He was born in Birmingham and educated at King Edward VI School, Aston, followed by the University of Birmingham. At university he associated with W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice and Walter Allen. He went on to study for an MA and then worked as a teacher and journalist. He was called up to the Army in 1941, spending most of the war as a Japanese translator.
After the war he worked for the BBC as a radio broadcaster and playwright, where his most memorable set of productions was the Hilda Tablet series in the 1950s. The series started with A Very Great Man Indeed, which purported to be a documentary ... more »
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Naming Of Parts
Today we have naming of parts. Yesterday,
We had daily cleaning. And tomorrow morning,
We shall have what to do after firing. But today,
Today we have naming of parts. Japonica
Glistens likecoral in all the neighboring gardens,
And today we have naming of parts.
This is the lower sling swivel. And this
Is the upper sling swivel, whose use you will see,
When you are given your slings. And this is the piling swivel,
Which in your case you have not got. The branches
Hold in the gardens their silent, eloquent gestures,
Which in our ...