Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.
1964 Poems, introduction.
The man who believes in giraffes would swallow anything.Adrian Mitchell
Poetry is an extra hand. It can caress or tickle. It can clench and fight.Adrian Mitchell
Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.Adrian Mitchell
I was run over by the truth one day.Ever since the accident I've walked this wayAdrian Mitchell
You put your bombers in, you put your conscience out,You take the human being and you twist it all aboutSo scrub my skin with womenChain my tongue with whiskyStuff my nose with garlicCoat my eyes with butterFill my ears with silverStick my legs in plasterTell me lies about Vietnam.Adrian Mitchell
Lovers lie around in itBroken glass is found in itGrassI like that stuffAdrian Mitchell
Here are some happy English soldiers.They are going to make the Irish happy.Adrian Mitchell
May I borrow your wheelbarrow?— I didn't lay down my life in World War IIso that you could borrow my wheelbarrowAdrian Mitchell
Now God killed John Lennon and he let Barry Manilow survive,But the good Lord blessed little Adrian Mitchell with the fastest cock alive.Adrian Mitchell
I would have walked on the waterBut I wasn't fully insured.And the BMA sent a writ my wayWith the very first leper I cured.Adrian Mitchell
When I am sad and wearyWhen I think all hope has goneWhen I walk along High HolbornI think of you with nothing onAdrian Mitchell
Most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignore most people.Adrian Mitchell