Len Webster


Len Webster Poems

1. Unseated At Clent 5/21/2011
2. The Farrier-Sergeant's Memory: A Poem From The Black Country 5/22/2011
3. The Death Of Arthur Miller 5/27/2011
4. Len Webster's 'Poets Of The Thirties' 6/18/2011
5. Len Webster's Tribute To Aung San Suu Kyi 6/20/2011
6. Somewhere Over Burma 6/2/2011
7. Len Webster's 'st Martin's In The Bull Ring' 6/23/2011
8. Younger Writers 6/24/2011
9. The Visiting Linguist 5/30/2011
10. Diary-Keeping 6/29/2011
11. House-Moving 7/2/2011
12. Len Webster's 'House-Moving' 7/2/2011
13. She's The Boss 7/2/2011
14. For The Love Of Diana 7/3/2011
15. Len Webster's 'she's The Boss' 7/2/2011
16. Len Webster's 'For The Love Of Diana' 7/3/2011
17. Len Webster's 'Britain In Winter' 7/10/2011
18. Len Webster's 'Chrysalis' 7/11/2011
19. Fragments From Childhood 7/9/2011
20. Len Webster's 'Fragments From Childhood' 7/9/2011
21. Len Webster's 'Forward' 7/17/2011
22. Home-Thoughts At End Of Contract 7/17/2011
23. Hiatus 7/18/2011
24. Poetry Is 7/6/2011
25. Glimpses Of A Personal History 7/21/2011
26. In Benny Heaven 7/21/2011
27. The Damned 7/22/2011
28. Len Webster's 'The Vale Of Release And Reflection' 7/22/2011
29. Summer '71 7/22/2011
30. The Canyon 7/22/2011
31. The Editor 7/22/2011
32. Dawn 7/22/2011
33. Encounter 7/22/2011
34. Muchloved 7/22/2011
35. Death 7/22/2011
36. The Facilitator 7/3/2011
37. Len Webster's 'The Editor' 7/25/2011
38. Len Webster's 'Muchloved' 7/25/2011
39. The Canyon 7/25/2011
40. Len Webster's 'Dawn' 7/25/2011
Best Poem of Len Webster

Farewell To Oldbury Grammar School

Piled high among the ruins of leaving,
The shattered hopes and wasted dreams,
The age-old, dated books and wicked papers
That forced the countless ones to sweat in summer;
Behind, the crumbling plaster and blistered paintwork,
The battered floor with nail projections,
The desks that once saw better days
On the raised platforms before each class.

And here the cream of generations sat,
And wrote and read and leapt again
From dream to dream and hope to hope.

Even the town has gone, so what use is the school?
Fed on Imperialism, it prospered; ...

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Journey By Train

Am I reaching the pale stretch home now?
Wire-lines are confused and a complex pattern
Is weaving its changing way past scrapyards
And ghost-inhabited derelict stations.

Brushwood is sparse yet a thick undergrowth has
Busied its way skyward at the point
Where the canal intersects us, where the ghost
Of horse-beef nightly pulls the boat on.

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