Bryan Stanley Johnson
Bryan Stanley Johnson Poems
- Opening Doors He smashed his hand in opening a door for ...
- The Short Fear My awkward grossness grows: I go down, ...
- Preconception I have no children: But tonight a poem came...
- Conditions Of Living Living a whole life has three ...
- Love-All The decorously informative church Guide to ...
- Blaney's Last Directions It is usual for people in this ...
- Occupation: Father My son finds occupation in almost ...
Bryan Stanley Johnson (5 February 1933 – 13 November 1973) was an English experimental novelist, poet, literary critic, producer of television programmes and filmmaker.
Born into a working class family, Johnson was evacuated from London during World War II and left school at sixteen to work variously as an accounting clerk, bank junior and clerk at Standard Oil Company. However, he taught himself Latin in the evenings, attended a year's pre-university course at Birkbeck College and, with this preparation, managed to pass the university entrance exam for King's College London. more »
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He smashed his hand
in opening a door for her,
and less pain than
embarrassment shrieked through him.
grimacing as if theatrically,
he asked himself
who he thought he was to go
doors for anyone, much less for her.