John Hegley Poems
- Bonfire Night the doors open everyone comes out everyone is...
- A Comparison Between Logs And ...
- Love Cuts Love cuts love juts out and you walk right into ...
- Love Poem By My Dog
- Easter Eggley The donkey ride the road of palms the garden ...
- Smelly One playtime, staying out of the rain, His heart ...
- Very Bad Dog I took Rover over to the park the other day I ...
John Hegley is an English performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter.
He was born in the Newington Green area of Islington, London, England, into a Roman Catholic household. He was brought up in Luton and Bristol. After school he worked as a bus conductor and civil servant before attending the University of Bradford, where he gained a B.Sc. in European Literature and the History of Ideas and Sociology. Hegley has French ancestry (his father's name was René) and claims he is descended from the composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. His paternal grandmother was a dancer with the Folies Bergère.
Hegley began his performing career at... more »
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the doors open
everyone comes out
everyone is ready
all except the dog
he is shut up in the sheddie
even out of doors we have indoor fireworks
Dad says it is better to be safe than dead
the air is full of the smell of next doors fireworks
Mum says they are very good this year
this year Christopher is allowed
to help his dad to light the fireworks
he is very excited
he is very proud
he is twenty-eight