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    Flowers for Adrian

    Adrian Henri (1932-2000)

    The worn flagstones of Mount Street
    opposite the Liverpool Institute
    -- the head's office, I remember
    his cabinet full of silver trophies
    as he turned me down as a new pupil;

    30 years later, I sat on your settee
    at 21 Mount Street, a cabinet with a dead
    magpie in it, garlanded with paste jewelry
    as I drank coffee with connie onnie
    and listened to your rich Liverpool accent:

    Adrian, pop artist, pop poet,
    one of the triumvirate of Sixties
    "Liverpool Poets" Henri, McGough, Patten;
    you stayed while Roger and Brian decamped
    to "The Smoke"--but you were the first to die,

    debilitated after your stroke,
    your big body wasted but still--
    as in your poetry and your artwork,
    "I Want To Paint--" as you painted
    the football field of bouquets

    after the Hillsborough tragedy of '89:
    "Flowers for Liverpool."
    Yes! every Spring, every day,
    it's flowers for Adrian.

    Christopher T. George




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    "Flowers for Liverpool" by Adrian Henri, courtesy of Andy Roberts Music Adrian Henri Tribute Site
    Christopher T. George
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    Excellent. That's really good Chris.

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    Excellent Chris
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    Thanks, Lindy and Kev.

    Chris
    Christopher T. George
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