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Adrian Henri – Love is

From the Liverpool Poems

Love is feeling cold in the back of vans
Love is a fanclub with only two fans
Love is walking holding paintstained hands
Love is.

Love is fish and chips on winter nights
Love is blankets full of strange delights
Love is when you don’t put out the light
Love is

Love is the presents in Christmas shops
Love is when you’re feeling Top of the Pops
Love is what happens when the music stops
Love is

Love is white panties lying all forlorn
Love is pink nightdresses still slightly warm
Love is when you have to leave at dawn
Love is
Love is you and love is me
Love is prison and love is free
Love’s what’s there when you are away from me
Love is…

Adrian Henri –  Love is

Malcolm DB Munro
Saturday 16 June, 2018

Used under the Fair Use clause, Section 107 of the Copyright Act

                                               Dedicated to Mavis Taylor

When I lived in Cape Town I applied for entrance to the School of Theatre at The University of Cape Town. Mavis was Head of the Department at that time. To gain entrance you had to present three pieces from the empty theatre stage in the Department’s theatre to the Acceptance Panel. There were three as I remember. Mavis was one of them. I was accepted. This poem was one of Mavis’ favourites, she later told me. Mavis and I became close friends until the end of her life.


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