John Betjeman

Rookie (28 August 1906 – 19 May 1984 / London, England)

Comments about John Betjeman

  • Frank Barry (4/12/2016 1:37:00 PM)

    Bon Marche is found in the poem Parliament Hill Fields, second verse.

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  • Catherine Cox (10/10/2015 12:45:00 PM)

    JB was my dads favourite poet. He once told me he remembers a poem by him with the line/phrase Bon Marche, the Electric Palace. Does any one know of any such poem by 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.

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