Adrian Henri

(10 April 1932 - 20 December 2000 / Birkenhead, Cheshire)

Previous Month March 2014 Next Month
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
Modern Poem of The Day
Select a day from the calendar.
Would you like to see the poem of the day in your e-mail box every morning?
Your email address:
  Subscribe FREE
  Unsubscribe

Without You


Without you every morning would feel like going back to work after a holiday,
Without you I couldn't stand the smell of the East Lancs Road,
Without you ghost ferries would cross the Mersey manned by skeleton crews,
........................
........................
read full text »


Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Comments about this poem (Without You by Adrian Henri )

Enter the verification code :

  • Stephen W (3/13/2014 6:14:00 PM)

    Agree it is absolute rubbish. Formula-written nonsense. You could compose additional lines yourself ad nauseam.
    'Without you the moon would just be a yellow circle' or somesuch dross. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (3/13/2014 1:40:00 PM)

    I don't normally comment on Poem of the Day, but I have to say that this is absolute rubbish! (Report) Reply

  • Phyllis T. Halle (3/13/2012 4:43:00 PM)

    The world is a poorer place now that Adrian Henri is gone to his maker. He was a poet who had found the Infinite Eternal Truth; to find someone who fills every nook and cranny of your world is what makes life worth living. I wish I had met him before he died! (Report) Reply

  • *Trusting You* (11/11/2008 6:23:00 PM)

    Without you they'd forget to change the weather
    thats a good line. I would have never thought of that.
    *Purkey Girl* (Report) Reply

  • Victoria Blisse (8/29/2007 1:11:00 PM)

    This is one of my favourite poems, it simply resonates in my soul. I love the touch of humour with the depth of despair and yearning coming through under that blase front.

    I feel this poem and that is the highest form of praise I am capable of bestowing. (Report) Reply

  • Lidiya Zaharieva (7/25/2005 10:10:00 AM)

    its quite nice, however there are things he mentions that would stop without 'you' and i dont think this is the case... the most irritating line in the poem for me is:

    'Without you Mothers wouldn't let their children play out after tea'

    No they wouldnt because they dont know you, so it wouldnt be such a great lost for them....

    By far NOT my favourite..... (Report) Reply

  • Nicolette Coleman (11/25/2004 8:03:00 AM)

    This has been my favourite poem since I first read it at the age of 18. I think it is very moving, giving a real feel for how he would feel if his love left him

    My favourite line is: Without you every street is one way the other way. (Report) Reply

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. a Poem Born in July, ronald stroman
  2. Peace, Jack Rolph
  3. Forget It! (Writers Block), Ronald Chapman
  4. Rapture, John Lars Zwerenz
  5. Speak up Luciana Berger MP, Barney Rooney
  6. Is this why Kurdistan?, Nassy Fesharaki
  7. A Filthy Creature, Shemsi Elsani
  8. Hear The Rain Typing, Kyle Schlicher
  9. 12 Hour Ceasefire, Not Here
  10. An english Or American Beauty Want I For.., Bijay Kant Dubey

Poem of the Day

poet Wilfred Owen

All sounds have been as music to my listening:
Pacific lamentations of slow bells,
The crunch of boots on blue snow rosy-glistening,
Shuffle of autumn leaves; and all farewells:

...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]