poet John Betjeman

John Betjeman

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Sir John Betjeman, CBE was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack".

He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture. Starting his career as a journalist, he ended it as one of the most popular British Poets Laureate to date and a much-loved figure on British television.

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Early Life and Education

Betjeman was born "John Betjemann"; this was changed to the less German "Betjeman" during the First World War. He grew up at Parliament Hill Mansions in the Lissenden Gardens private estate in Highgate in North ... more »

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  • bruhn (9/9/2020 1:24:00 PM)

    you just copied wikipedia

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  • Andrew (6/27/2020 5:28:00 AM)

    I remember reading a poem of Betjeman's set in the Botanic garden but so far haven't managed to track it down

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  • Candy (4/11/2020 9:43:00 AM)

    I'm looking for a poem that begins:
    Are you one who lies adreaming
    supine, satisfied and steaming...
    I'm pretty sure it's Betjeman - it sounds like him - but I can't find it anywhere

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  • Richard Bright (3/18/2020 12:31:00 PM)

    I am looking for his poem that lists a whole lot of Dorset villages with odd names including Ryme Intrinseca. Can anyone help?

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  • Robin (3/14/2020 5:05:00 PM)

    I would love to know from any kind members if Sir John Betjeman wrote this about Budleigh Salterton -
    " The blood is so blue in Budleigh.. etc

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  • Barry Collins (1/27/2020 10:53:00 AM)

    I used to love playing Sir John's links at St Enodoc and one poem rings very true for me as I have " birdied" the same hole as he did...

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    With apologies to those who don't approve.

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Best Poem of John Betjeman

Meditation On The A30

A man on his own in a car
Is revenging himself on his wife;
He open the throttle and bubbles with dottle
and puffs at his pitiful life

She's losing her looks very fast,
she loses her temper all day;
that lorry won't let me get past,
this Mini is blocking my way.

'Why can't you step on it and shift her!
I can't go on crawling like this!
At breakfast she said that she wished I was dead-
Thank heavens we don't have to kiss.

'I'ld like a nice blonde on my knee
And one who won't argue or nag.
Who dares to come hooting at me?
I only ...

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