Adrian Henri

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Adrian Henri (10 April 1932 – 21 December 2000) was an English poet and painter from Liverpool, best known as one of three poets in the best-selling anthology The Mersey Sound. (The other two were Brian Patten and Roger McGough.) They became known during the 1960s as part of the boom for the city brought about by The Beatles.

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  • Tonight at noon
    Supermarkets will advertise 3d EXTRA on everything
  • You will tell me you love me
    Tonight at noon.
  • This is the morning that we burnt a cardboard hat
  • Well I woke up this mornin' it was Christmas Day
    And the birds were singing the night away
    I saw my stocking lying on the chair
    Looked right to the bottom but you weren't there
  • Love is feeling cold in the back of vans
    Love is a fanclub with only two fans
  • Without you ghost ferries would cross the Mersey manned by skeleton crews
  • Prostitutes in the snow in Canning Street like strange erotic snowmen
  • The daughters of Albion
    taking the dawn ferry to tomorrow
    worrying about what happened
    worrying about what hasn't happened
    lacing up blue sneakers over brown ankles
    fastening up brown stockings to blue suspenderbelts
    • "Mrs Albion You've Got a Lovely Daughter", from The Mersey Sound (1967)
  •  
    GUIN
    GUINN
    GUINNESS IS
    white bird lying unnoticed in a corner
    splattered feathers
    blood running merged with the neonsigns
    in a puddle
    GUINNESS IS GOOD
    GUINNESS IS GOOD FOR
    Masks   Masks   Masks   Masks   Masks
    GUINNESS IS GOOD FOR YOU

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