Brian Patten

Brian Patten
Liverpool / England
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Born near Liverpool's docks, he attended Sefton Park School in the Smithdown Road area of Liverpool, where he was noted for his essays and greatly encouraged in his work by Harry Sutcliffe his form teacher. He left school at fifteen and began work for The Bootle Times writing a column on popular music. One of his first articles was on Roger McGough ...
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Simple Lyric
When I think of her sparkling face
And of her body that rocked this way and that,
When I think of her laughter,
Her jubilance that filled me,
And Nothing Is Ever As You Want It To Be
You lose your love for her and then
It is her who is lost,
And then it is both who are lost,
And nothing is ever as perfect as you want it to be.
When You Wake Tomorrow
I will give you a poem when you wake tomorrow.
It will be a peaceful poem.
It won’t make you sad.
It won’t make you miserable.
You Come To Me Quiet As Rain Not Yet Fallen
You come to me quiet as rain not yet fallen
Afraid of how you might fail yourself your
dress seven summers old is kept open
in memory of sex, smells warm, of boys,
Gust Becos I Cud Not Spel
Gust becos I cud not spel
It did not mean I was daft
When the boys in school red my riting
Some of them laffed
Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
When in public poetry should take off its clothes and wave to the nearest person in sight; it should be seen in the company of thieves and lovers rather than that of journalists and publishers.


Susan Jane von Achten 30 October 2020
His poetry touches me deep inside. As I read the words I find myself hanging on to them; wanting to savour every word. I am so happy there is a Brian Patten; without him life would not be as rich, colourful, rounded, deep or moving. Thank you.
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Carol jeter 01 August 2020
I love the poems quoted in the movie, Possession, with Jeremy Northam and Gwyneth Paltrow. are they in a book of Poetry?
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Brijesh Shrivastava 15 April 2020
Chutiyagiri kyu karne ka
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Yeetyeet 05 March 2020
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pewdiepie 14 February 2019
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default 14 February 2019
the defaults shall rule the world. as we have the power of the default dance. du du du dud du du du dud dud dud du i have no wins i will pay you 100 v bucks if you get me a win
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john wick 14 February 2019
john wicks needs your help. he is in a 1v1 and needs some poetic advice to win and get that victory royale (ali a intro plays)
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Ben Shapiro 26 November 2018
I really wanna some Indian workers
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Shiva yadav 05 October 2018
Brain pattern ke baare mein
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Shiva yadav 05 October 2018
About writ
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ryot68ibux lover 14 May 2018
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dejio 14 May 2018
i heard keemstar was here
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martha 02 May 2018
3 4 Reply 29 April 2018
I've always remembered this line, can't catch a butterfly with a sledge hammer, so true. I gave up trying and it worked.
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Tom Allport 14 October 2017
Hi Brian, I was just thinking what your current thoughts are on one of your poems called Looking Back at It and if there was any lessons learnt from when you first wrote it? wishes TA
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Brigie Murphy 21 June 2015
Hi, I am doing one of your poems for my drama exam, it is... A SMALL DRAGON. I really like this poem
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Afifa Ahmed 07 February 2015
Please can I have the answer today as I need it for homework
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Afifa Ahmed 07 February 2015
What is the figurative language used in this poem
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Phil Whiting 11 October 2014
I always liked your poem, 'Going to dinner' but can't find it on this website. Thanks. Phil W
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Paul Sebastian 17 March 2014
Dear Brian, Your poem, Nothing is Ever As You Want it to Be, is brilliant! Thanks. Paul Sebastan
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