Benjamin Zephaniah

(15 April 1958 / Birmingham)

The British - Poem by Benjamin Zephaniah

Take some Picts, Celts and Silures
And let them settle,
Then overrun them with Roman conquerors.
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Comments about The British by Benjamin Zephaniah

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/16/2016 7:35:00 PM)


    A powerful perspective of unity in diversity! (Report) Reply

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  • Zahid Afzal (2/28/2016 9:25:00 PM)


    The ignorance shown by some of the comments gives away the impression that none of you understood the poem or its sentiment. Maybe those of such minds should return to their Sun newspaper and leave art for the intelligent. (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2016 6:41:00 AM)


    Sounds great on paper, but the stew is starting to have some serious problems and is about to boil over. (Report) Reply

  • Diana Van Den Berg (11/8/2015 5:41:00 AM)


    You had (and still have) me in fits of laughter over this! I absolutely adore how you blend your essential ingredient (clever, kind, fair uproariously funny humour and wit) with seriousness and a strong point! Kudos, kudos, kudos! (Report) Reply

  • (10/26/2015 11:50:00 AM)


    I like the message, but the form... (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (4/7/2015 7:23:00 PM)


    This recipe will be complete in a century or two. I wish I could be around to savor it. (Report) Reply

  • (10/20/2012 6:34:00 AM)


    Mix in the Romans, make Britain more like Rome. Mix in the Jutes, make Britain more like Denmark. Mix in the French, make Britain more like France. Mix in the Nigerians, make Britain more like Nigeria. (Report) Reply

  • (1/7/2011 1:22:00 PM)


    Where are the Irish and the Poles? And London has a Greek language radio station, but no Greeks? (Report) Reply

  • (7/23/2010 9:41:00 AM)


    Are you trying to tell me something? Am I not English anymore. (Report) Reply

  • (7/30/2009 6:30:00 PM)


    Such a good analogy! (Report) Reply

  • (5/28/2008 2:04:00 PM)


    you have mix't it well: O) even from a swedish point of view......
    I enjoy reading your poems alot...And hope one day they become a reality... keep on going.. :)
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  • (2/8/2008 5:32:00 AM)


    Wonderful stuff: as a history teacher introducing Year 7s to the waves of invasions from Romans to Normans, I find your poem sums things up brilliantly, not just the past, but where we are now, & where we should be going. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • (12/3/2006 11:29:00 AM)


    I wish that this dream you have spun right here comes true. I just hope there is a way to make this happen. (Report) Reply

  • (5/20/2006 3:34:00 PM)


    kwl-i wish i cud rite like that (Report) Reply

  • (6/6/2005 5:46:00 AM)


    wow what a powerful poem (Report) Reply



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