poet Brian Patten

Brian Patten

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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 and Adrian Henri, two pop-oriented Liverpool Poets who later joined Patten in a best-selling poetry anthology called The Mersey Sound, drawing popular attention to his own contemporary collections Little Johnny's Confession (1967) and Notes to the Hurrying Man (1969). Patten received early encouragement from Philip Larkin.

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  • ''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.''
    Brian Patten (b. 1946), British poet. "Prosepoem Towards a Definition of Itself."
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  • Carol jeter (8/1/2020 10:25:00 AM)

    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 (4/15/2020 3:43:00 AM)

    Chutiyagiri kyu karne ka

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  • Yeetyeet (3/5/2020 2:55:00 AM)

    Love it ehguhguohgouthboih5tohbtoihbgotrh

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  • pewdiepie (2/14/2019 4:40:00 AM)

    But you India, you lose
    So best think you haven't won
    When I'm through with you
    We're gonna be completely done
    'Cause we only just begun
    I review you
    Bye, gone
    So come on, T-Series
    Looking hungry for some drama
    Here, let me serve your lasagna
    , lasagna
    , lasagna
    T-Series ain't nothing but a, lasagna
    , lasagna
    , lasagna
    Look at T-Series they just crying for their momma
    , lasagna
    , lasagna
    T-Series ain't nothing but a, lasagna
    , lasagna
    , lasagna
    T-Series just

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  • default (2/14/2019 4:18:00 AM)

    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 (2/14/2019 4:10:00 AM)

    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 (11/26/2018 10:47:00 PM)

    I really wanna some Indian workers

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  • Shiva yadav (10/5/2018 7:17:00 AM)

    Brain pattern ke baare mein

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  • Shiva yadav (10/5/2018 7:16:00 AM)

    About writ

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Best Poem of Brian Patten

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,
and of the once long grass.
But we are colder now; we have not
Love’s first magic here. You come to me
Quiet as bulbs not yet broken
Out into sunlight.

The fear I see in your now lining face
Changes to puzzlement when my hands reach
For you as branches reach. Your dress
Does not fall easily, nor does your body
Sing of it won accord. What love added to
A common shape no longer seems a ...

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