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.

20 hours ago

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23 hours ago

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Timeline PhotosSo, that's a wrap! We had a 31-day #EpicTour of nonstop poetry by Henry Normal and all his amazing guest poets for #inspireonline.
We hope you enjoyed the daily poems and maybe -if the seed has been implanted, we'll see you in the poetry section of the libraries, or at our real life poetry events, when we reopen!
You can find all the poetry videos -and the Open Mic collection at inspireculture.org.uk/HenryNormal
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2 days ago

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EASING LOCKDOWN

June and the seasons turn
from spring to summer
a purple clematis sunbathes
even the chives stand ready

As lush as the garden is
there are still old leaves
lingering in the beech trees
like abandoned cocoons

Curls of dry foliage
cling to inner branches
like faded memories
as though unable to part

Pages from a scorched diary
perhaps hoping to hide
until autumn offers
the solace of company
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3 days ago

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In view of recent events ...

SOME DAYS THE ONLY THING I LIKE DEEP IS MY PIZZA BASE

Profundity is not for me
I prefer a fun ditty

I'm more convivial with the trivial
not the sort for thought of any import

not woke, just a bloke who likes a joke
I've no pretence of consequence

In touch with how I'm feeling
I fail to find appealing

Mistrusting the meaningful is my MO
I'm callow so shallow is the way to go

It's too hard to process mindfulness
there's a lot less stress in mindlessness

Making whole the soul is not my goal
the need for purpose is somewhat surplus

I hate to debate on matters of weight
Gravitas can kiss my ass

Worthwhile is not my style
my facile fun's more juvenile

I'm the very gent to experiment with merriment
to train my brain to retain the inane

I'm better with breadth than delving in depth
somewhat akin to Barbie and Ken

So surfing the surface can suffice
like a bimbo in limbo to be precise

A nonchalant dilettante if you want
Egregious, specious and fully facetious

It'll ever be the brevity of levity
for clever me, whatever be its longevity

Walking through my thoughts I'd bet
you wouldn't even get your ankles wet

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4 days ago

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