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POEMOTIONS

 

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Publishing Details

 

Title Poemotions
Subtitle Bennion Undraped
ISBN 0 9542855 1 4
Type of book Hardback (includes a CD of Francis Bennion reading 31 of his poems)
Number of Volumes 1
Number of Pages 331
Name of Publisher Lester Publishing
Address of Publisher 29 Pegasus Road, Oxford OX4 6DS
Date of publication 2003
Reprinted No
Current edition First edition
Previous editions None
Supplements None
Current availability Out of print. Secondhand copies may be available from booksellers on the Internet

Parts of book

 

Introduction

Part One. So This Is Poetry

Part Two. Humanity.

Part Three. Sexual Life.

Part Four. Aspects of Public Life.

Part Five. Youth.

Part Six. Sexiness.

Part Seven. Heterosexual Love.

Part Eight. Parenthood.

Part Nine. The Nature of Boys.

Part Ten. A Man's Desire for a Boy.

Part Eleven. Homosexual Love.

Part Twelve. Nonsense and Fantasy.

Part Thirteen. Up and Away in the Universe.

Part Fourteen. The Fell Sergeant Death.

Part Fifteen. Afterthought: Our Dumb Friends.

 

Contents

Note In addition to printed material, the book also includes a CD of Francis Bennion reading 31 of the poems printed in the book.

 

Numbers shown after the poem titles are the page numbers in the book.

 

Introduction 13  
 
Part One. So This Is Poetry Part Eight. Parenthood
Prologue One 17 Prologue Eight 186
The Poetry Mafia 19 By the Father of Daughters 187
Poetic Companion 20 Family Influences 188
Rock of Ages 21 Daughterís Cry 189
Not Caring About Poems 22 Why Are You Wearing Your Sisterís Knickers? 190
Advice to a Nature Poet 23 Funfair Baby 191
Ballade of a Hungry Poet 24  
Guidance from an Established Poet 25 Part Nine. The Nature of Boys
Parkiní Larkin 26 Prologue Nine 193
Feather-headed Verse 28 Derek 194
  Rory 195
Part Two. Humanity Patrick 196
Prologue Two 30 Bad Plan 197
My Drink 32 Now Is 198
The Innocents 33 Man Climbing out of Child 199
An Impressionable Child of the 1930s 34 Glory Killed 200
If Itís Human 35 A Boy of Fifteen from all Angles 201
Timeís Egotist 36 A Song of Reproduction 203
Get It Together 37 Face and Disgrace 204
Have Not...38 Vicious Boy 205
Life is a Whole not Fragments 39 The Doubtful Charm of Pubescent Boys 206
How to Catch Up with your Past 41 Redeem the Past 208
Within My Skin 44  
Love Unmarketed 45 Part Ten. A Manís Desire for a Boy
Stellar Consignments 46 Prologue Ten 210
Born Drunk 49  
Silver Ring and Don McLean 51 Seeking a boy
Our Dustman 52 Little Bobby Greenaway 213
Job Application 53 A Date With a Boy From the Agency 214
First Day at Work 54  
Genetic Engineering 55 The nature of the desire
Squire Theobald at Michaelmas 67 Arnold, Riffi and Dan 216
End of an Old Song 69 Bodyís Work and Bodyís Waste 218
  Men In Their Thousands 220
Part Three. Social Life Bum Fluff 222
Prologue Three 71 A Song of Pu- Pu- Puberty 223
Blame-worthy 72 A Male Mystery 225
Skid Row 73 No I Wonít Do That 227
The Long Intoxicant 74 A Busy Prison Visitor 229
In the Greyhound 76 Eton Gloating Song 232
Cosseted Disabled 77  
Christmas Music 79 How the boy sees it
Christmas of a Lonesome Ex 80 Dear, Kind Uncle 233
Any Old Railway Line 81 Reproach from the Young One 235
The Albion 82 Rough Trade 236
Coffee-coloured World 84  
Crime Resisters 85 How the man sees it
The Cemetery at Bassan, in the Languedoc 86 Sea Urchin 238
  Generation Gap 239
Part Four. Aspects of Public Life This Nearboy 240
Prologue Four 89 The Wrong Thing 242
Inclusiveness 91 Why not Stay Fifteen For Ever? 243
Doug 93 Loving Capacity 244
Ballad of Guildford 1974 95 Those Important Things 246
Peace in a Fair Land 96 Silent Worship 247
Polco Song 98 Receiver and Response 248
Iím Multiculturally Confused 100 Obstacle 249
The Public Man 101 Self Taut 250
To a Royal Academician from his Subject 102  
Rights of the English 103 Societyís response
Inventing New English Words 105 Plea in Mitigation 251
In 2002 I am Dismayed 108 Poor Boys 254
Song of the Horrible, Horrible Racist 109

How Father Peter Succumbed to the Mystery

of Evil 255

Differences in Attitudes 111  
Dead Queen Mum 113 Part Eleven. Homosexual Love
Kindly Get Out of My Country 117 Prologue Eleven 257
The Prime Minister 119 Uncle Stout 258
The Democratic Deficit 120 Liberace 260
  Platform 16, Victoria 261
Part Five. Youth White Cheek 262
Prologue Five 122 Wake Up Boy Ė Itís Time 263
Loom and Bloom 123 Goodbye Black Lover 266
Visuals Are Out of Key 124 I Could Have Dried Your Back! 267
On Seeing Max Wall in 1975 125 Gide and I 269
Our Certainties Lack Rock 127  

Havenít You Noticed How Super I Am?

I Have 129

Part Twelve. Nonsense and Fantasy
I Knew You Once 131 Prologue Twelve 271
Free Bohemia 133 Mrs Flue 272
A Song of Dear Old Public School 134 Bubble Bubble 273
  Falling through the Flaw 274
Part Six. Sexiness For Real 275
Prologue Six 138 Love Bubble 276
If You Find Me Sexy 140 The Awful Woofle 277
Riddle of Childish Sexuality 141 The College of Honny-Hon-Hon 278
Ruling a Youthful Empire 142 The School for Inappropriate Desire 282
Do Please Control Your Desire 144 Uncleís Ankle 288
Genitalia 145  
Impudent Creator 146 Part Thirteen. Up and Away in the Universe
Jesus Sex-hater 147 Prologue Thirteen 290
Pointed, Disappointed Males 148 On Burying a Nugget 291
Skinny Bits 149 Deterministís Cry 292
Still Stuck with Lust 150 Nothing I Do Can Be Wrong 293
Sexy Men 151 That Great Landlord in the Sky 294
Wicked Song of the Child Molester 153 A Sceptic in Westminster Cathedral 296
Twitches (or Tingles) 155 This is your God Speaking 298
Euphemiaís Complaint 157 Spring 302
  Geneticals 303
Part Seven. Heterosexual Love  
Prologue Seven 159 Part Fourteen. The Fell Sergeant Death
  Prologue Fourteen 306
Courtship Juggler Vain 307
Signals 160 I Thought I Recognised Them 308
Can You Stand the Truth? 161 The Conscious Embryo to his Aborting Mother 309
Proposal 162 Suicideís Lament 310
  The Days of History 311
Reality The End that Counts 312
Her Kisses 163 Thanatos 313
May She Be Cherished 164 Heaven or Hell Ė or Nowhere 314
Night Pulse 165  
Under the Stars 166 Part Fifteen. Afterthought: Our Dumb Friends
Lonely Ones 167 Prologue Fifteen 316
Unearthbound 168 Catís Head 317
A Ladyís Invincible Repugnance 169 Donít Ask About Tom 318
Wedlocked 170 My Vole 321
   
Doubt Index of Titles 322
Truth Taker...171  
My Airy Flute 172 Index of First Lines 327
On Two Girl Hill 173  
Al, Kingers and Pepys 174  
 
Dismissal  
Congť 176  
Dead Love 177  
Faithful Lover 178  
Images of You 179
Solitary Diner 180
 
Severance
Dick is Divorced 181
A Bill of Divorcement 182
 
Aftermath
Do Come and Sit Over Here 183
Reply to a Small Ad 184