Welcome to the website of HENRY NORMAL

Hello, I’ve been posting information on Facebook for the last two years and have finally got round to organising a website. The site contains much of the same information and material as my Facebook site but I’m aware not everyone does Facebook and that the information there is often hard to access other than by labouriously scrolling down. The information here is far better organised and more extensive.

There’s a contact page if you’d like to email me. Do let me know your thoughts on the site and any suggestions.

12 hours ago

Henry Normal

People seem to like writing a manifesto so I thought I'd write my own poetry version in the form of a list poem. Do let me know if you have a manifesto. I've also included below a poem that explains how to make your own manifesto.

21st CENTURY URBAN PEASANT POETRY MANIFESTO

This poetry is -

1. the butter on the toast merging with the beans

2. recognising your father's face in the mirror

3. the smile that greets a stranger

4. the bearing of pain in the muscle

5. the child that stands back up

6. a whisper from the bathroom overheard

7. the kiss on a lover's forehead

8. scars under a long-sleeved shirt

9. the candle lit by the sceptic

10. unlikely to take itself too seriously, fat face

A TEN POINT MANIFESTO

1. A ten point manifesto should contain 10 points
2. Each point should be numbered
3. and short
4. Each point should be definite, self important and above all BOMBASTIC
5. Points can't contradict each other
6. Points can contradict each other
7. There are no rules and they must be strictly adhered to
8. That's all
9.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

Henry Normal

The painting on the book is a tad small for Johnny's taste. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

Henry Normal

My new book 'The Escape Plan' arrived today. I got a few copies in for close friends ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

Henry Normal

I MAY BE GIVING UP BREATHING FOR LENT

Repenting the sin of gluttony
My cardigan now stretches near where it's buttony

Those pancakes were too buttery
The cholesterol sends my heart fluttery
Fat Tuesday
Stomach Abuse Day
I fret I'll regret this threat utterly
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 days ago

Henry Normal

If you get 5 five check out my instagram account. Over 25 poems up there selected and illustrated by the designer and artist Pete Ramskill - including this one .. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook