Mine, and occasionally others'.
was moderate and worrisome
He had an appropriate grandson:
could not get a handle on
The passionate, radical, principled and quarrelsome:
rather like his grandfather, Herbert Morrison
among feminists, ranked first
Until she ruined her story
by becoming a Tory
Henry the Third
was somewhat absurd
He endorsed the Great Charter
and ignored it thereafter
jumps like a rabbit
from homophobic bile
to climate change denial
Simon de Montfort
got off on the wrong foot
He persecuted the Jewish
but won the Battle of Lewes
Finally getting round to posting this video from four years ago. It is one of my favourite of my poems!
Thomas McColl and Janine Booth on London Live on 16 April 2018, promoting the anthology, Poems for Grenfell Tower.
Includes a video extract of Janine's poem, Bring it Home.
I have contributed this short article to Black History Month activities where I work.
Poems of the Harlem Renaissance
- recommended by Janine Booth