Edwin Brock

Edwin Brock Poems

Five Ways To Kill A Man

There are many cumbersome ways to kill a man.
You can make him carry a plank of wood
to the top of a hill and nail him to it. To do this
properly you require a crowd of people

These Old Songs

grow in the mind,
their rhymes chiming endlessly
with the sound of feet walking
or rain falling or being taken up

Tas In March

White on dark water, so stark
I leave my binoculars behind
and watch with bare red eyes
two swans, taut with sexuality,

The Sea, The Sea

In a house
at the edge of a cliff
you can hear the sea
even with the windows closed

Morston Marshes

Into this muddy coastline
the North Sea seeps silently
twice a day
under the kestrel's weather eye

Edwin Brock Comments

Richard Beevor 23 April 2014

another excellent work from Edwin Brock

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Richard Beevor 23 April 2014

Five ways to kill a man: brilliant poem, just love the whole idea and the way it flows, great work.

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Edwin Brock Biography

Edwin Brock was a British poet. Brock wrote two of the best-known poems of the last century, Five Ways to Kill a Man and Song of the Battery Hen.

Early Life

Brock was born in Dulwich, London, in 1927. He grew up in a turbulent working class family with no literary aspirations. He won a scholarship to a local grammar school but his form ...

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