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

  • Freshman - 660 Points 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

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  • Rookie - 288 Points Ruth Hare (10/26/2015 11:50:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 71,635 Points 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

  • Rookie Andrew Davids (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

  • Rookie Dinos Mahoney (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

  • Bronze Star - 2,506 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (7/23/2010 9:41:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie Ijanric Howe (7/30/2009 6:30:00 PM)

    Such a good analogy! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ewa Espling (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.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bill Thomas (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

  • Rookie Anam Rizvi (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

  • Rookie Reg Rachel (5/20/2006 3:34:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 12 Points Sallie Howson (6/6/2005 5:46:00 AM)

    wow what a powerful poem (Report) Reply

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