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John Betjeman

Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984) was one of Britain's most recognized, beloved, and bestselling poets of the last century. He was knighted in 1969 and named Poet Laureate in 1972.

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Collected Poems
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Collected Poems

John Betjeman; Introduction by Andrew Motion
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough
To get it ready for the plough.
The cabbages are coming now;
The earth exhales.
--from "Slough"

When the beloved English poet John...

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