About some Liverpools Scene Members: Adrian Henri: Poems

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LIVERPOOL SCENE, Discography, Mike Hart, Andy Roberts, Adrian Henri


1st interview with Adrian Henri, 2nd interview with Adrian Henri, Poems, Paintings

Roger McGough and Adrian Henri (May 1972)
by W. N. Dyer

Deep in sleep I dream
And wake, remembering
The day we walked to the shop
and then went to chapel
and said our prayers.
Had tea and toast with a kind old lady
Bought some rolls and went
back to the party and read the Sunday
papers, some poems of Roger McGough,
Adrian Henri and then went home.


Adrian Henri

Tonight at noon
Supermarkets will advertise 3p extra on everything
Tonight at noon
Children from happy families will be sent to live in a home
Elephants will tell each ohter human jokes
America will declare peace on Russia
World War I generals will sell poppies on the street on November 11th
The first daffodils of autumn will appear
When the leaves fall upwards to the trees

Tonight at noon
Pigeons will hunt cats through city backyards
Hitler will tell us to fight on the beaches and on the landing fields
A tunnel full of water will be built under Liverpool
Pigs will be sighted flying in formation over Woolton
And Nelson will not only get his eye back but his arm as well
White Americans will demonstrate for equal rights
In front of the Black house
And the monster has just created Dr. Frankenstein

Girls in bikinis are moonbathing
Folksongs are being sung by real folk
Art galleries are closed to people over 21
Poets get their poems in the Top 20
There's jobs for everybody and nobody wants them
In back alleys everywhere teenage lovers are kissing in broad daylight
In forgotten graveyards everywhere the dead will quietly bury the living
You will tell me you love me
Tonight at noon

Adrian Henry:
Poem by Adrian Henry