A. P. Herbert

(1890-1971 / Ashtead, Surrey)

A. P. Herbert Poems

1. 'Unconditional' 1/28/2014
2. Broken Glass 1/28/2014
3. 'Last Fortress' 1/28/2014
4. F. D. R. 1/28/2014
5. Capital C's 1/28/2014
6. Too Soon 1/28/2014
7. W. L. A. 2 1/28/2014
8. The First Badge 1/28/2014
9. Signal To The Pacific 1/28/2014
10. The Tower Of Babble 1/28/2014
11. 'He's Back' 1/28/2014
12. Badogliovski 1/28/2014
13. Thank You 1/28/2014
14. The Four Equalities 1/28/2014
15. 'Unreasonable' 1/28/2014
16. Wrong Name 1/28/2014
17. R-Us-Af 1/28/2014
18. The British Chest 1/28/2014
19. The Harbour 1/28/2014
20. To A Horse 1/28/2014
21. Bridgeheads For All 1/28/2014
22. Business In Arms 1/29/2014
23. The W . . . . . R 1/29/2014
24. Bored? 1/28/2014
25. The White Star 1/28/2014
26. Coeur Delion 1/29/2014
27. Epitaph (For A Young Man Of The Maquis) 1/29/2014
28. Morning Paper (A Belated Bouquet) 1/29/2014
29. Let Us Remember 1/29/2014
30. War— And Peace 1/29/2014
31. Save Our Seaside 1/29/2014
32. Last Wicket 1/29/2014
33. The Wimp 1/29/2014
34. To A Parrot 1/29/2014
35. What A Plan! 1/29/2014
36. Nine Years 1/29/2014
37. Last Parade 1/29/2014
38. Rocket Results 1/29/2014
39. Note For Peace Conference 1/29/2014
40. Samson Aachenistes 1/29/2014

Comments about A. P. Herbert

  • John Ogis (6/24/2014 4:53:00 PM)

    I am looking for the text of a Herbert poem. I belive the name of said poem is, ¨I Do Feel Bohemiam Tonight.¨
    It is the onlñy Herbert poem I was familiar with so seems odd no to find it here with ´all´ his other works.
    Any Ideas?

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  • John Ogis (6/24/2014 4:52:00 PM)

    I am looking for the text of a Herbert poem. I belive the name of said poem is, ¨I Do Feel Bohemiam Tonight.¨
    It is the onlñy Herbert poem I was familiar with so seems odd no to find it here with ´all´ his other works.
    Any Ideas?

Best Poem of A. P. Herbert

At The Theatre: To The Lady Behind Me

Dear Madam, you have seen this play;
I never saw it till today.
You know the details of the plot,
But, let me tell you, I do not.
The author seeks to keep from me
The murderer's identity,
And you are not a friend of his
If you keep shouting who it is.
The actors in their funny way
Have several funny things to say,
But they do not amuse me more
If you have said them just before;
The merit of the drama lies,
I understand, in some surprise;
But the surprise must now be small
Since you have just foretold it all.
The lady you have brought with ...

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'Paid Off'

Haul down the flag, and put the guns ashore:
Poor boat, they do not need you any more.
But never mind. Here is the old burgee:
Now you can have your lady-friends to tea.
You shall be painted like a peace-time boat,
And go to Oxford in your Oxford coat.
You shall go cruising with the Sarah Jane,
And take the family for rides again,
And show your scars, and boast a bit, maybe:

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