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Death in Leamington by John Betjeman

She died in the upstairs bedroom By the light of the ev’ning star That shone through the plate glass window From over Leamington Spa. Beside her lonely crochet Lay patiently and unstirred, But the fingers that would have work’d it … Continue reading

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Crematorium by Sir John Betjeman

Where laurel hedges hide the coal and coke Our lawn-surrounded crematorium lies; And every half-an-hour a puff of smoke Shows what we loved dissolving in the skies- Dear hands, dear feet, dear laughter-lighted eyes And smiling lips which waited for … Continue reading

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Loneliness by Sir John Betjeman

The last year’s leaves are on the beech: The twigs are black; the cold is dry; To deeps beyond the deepest reach The Easter bells enlarge the sky. O ordered metal clatter-clang! Is yours the song the angels sang? You … Continue reading

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