I'm going to read three poems by Jason Strugnell, a poet I invented. These are 'Strugnell's Haiku' where I've tried to combine the feeling of Japanese Haiku with the banality of poor old Strugnell.

Strugnell’s Haiku

Strugnell’s Haiku


The cherry blossom
In my neighbour’s garden – Oh!
It looks really nice.


The leaves have fallen
And the snow has fallen and
Soon my hair also…..


November evening:
The moon is up, rooks settle,
The pubs are open.

from Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis (Faber and Faber, 1986), © Wendy Cope 1986, used by permission of the author.

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