The Archive has poems to suit all moods. Here's our selection of poems to make you laugh. You'll find news of an engagement, a tender illustration of the differences between men and women, a breakfast meditation, a school-teacher close to breaking point, and a very angry talking monster.
Miss J.Hunter Dunn, Miss J.Hunter Dunn,
Furnish'd and burnish'd by Aldershot sun,
What strenuous singles we played after tea,
We in the tournament - you against me!
Love-thirty, love-forty, oh!...
John Betjeman's poetry sounds completely natural. He's just telling a story. And yet the humour and sadness and the loveliness of a bygone era come across with wonderful vividness as he and the immortal Miss Joan Hunter Dunn drive together to the dance at the Golf Club... and then sit in the car park all evening.